ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR in Construction Science

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7110853 (Ref:if101704)

Posted: September 8, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Haskell & Irene Lemon Construction Science (CNS) Division at the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Gibbs College of Architecture (GCA) invites applications for an assistant/associate/full professor 9-month position that may be tenure-track or tenured, beginning in August 2023. The successful applicant will join a tight-knit group of faculty who share the mission to prepare students to be leaders in the construction industry by fostering a student-centered, collaborative learning environment that benefits local, state, national and international communities through innovative teaching, research, and service in support of GCA’s strategic plan.

The Division’s significant endowment supports strong leadership, a cadre of passionate and impactful faculty, and a pattern of student success in regional, national, and international competitions. The GCA’s history in helping develop the design+build movement continues today through the program’s balanced approach towards entrepreneurship and hands-on collaborations. The CNS undergraduate program has been accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) since 1990. Go to http://cns.ou.edu for more information about the program.

The CNS Division continually strives to develop and strengthen industry relationships in a stable metropolitan construction market. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the Division. The position offers the following notable opportunities:

  • Work with inspired leadership and nationally recognized faculty committed to creative and innovative approaches to construction education.
  • Develop teaching and research collaborations across the College, that include nationally ranked architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and regional and city planning disciplines. 
  • Benefit from professional development support from the Haskell & Irene Lemon Endowment and GCA. 
  • Contribute to the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Planning, Design, and Construction degree.

Our Culture of Excellence

The Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, whose Construction Science program was launched in 1983, supports a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic, and environmental well-being. Gibbs College educates more than 800 students through undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs across seven academic units in Architecture, Construction Science, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Regional and City Planning. For more information about college programs, please visit gibbs.ou.edu.

About the University of Oklahoma

Established in 1890, the University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 Institution (Very High Research Activity) known for its excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, including its service to the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses located in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars; today, it is home to over 600 National Merit Scholars. Its 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013; in 2017, Architectural Digest named OU’s Bizzell Library among the 18 most stunning university libraries in the world. Learn more about OU’s aims and purpose in our “Lead On” strategic plan (2020).

Norman, Oklahoma, is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender in “Best Places to Live” rankings. Oklahoma City was recently named one of the “50 Best Places to Travel” by Travel + Leisure magazine. Visit ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information about what OU and the local communities have to offer.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in construction or a related field. Applicants with ABD status will be considered if the requirement for Ph.D. can be completed during the first year of employment 
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience in the design and construction industry
  • Demonstrated expertise related to the CNS curriculum and be able to teach courses in more than one construction topic
  • Potential to develop an externally funded research agenda
  • Ability to support a collegial and collaborative working environment in addition to possessing effective communication and inter-personal skills
  • A commitment to providing students with a personal and high-quality educational experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience in construction higher education
  • Prior success receiving external funding for research projects
  • Strong preference for the ability to teach at least three (3) existing courses in the CNS curriculum, including but not limited to construction safety, surveying, construction document reading and quantity surveying, computer applications in construction, and construction materials and methods
  • Professional experience the US construction industry
  • A collaborative research agenda in support of Division and GCA goals
  • Certifications and/or licenses (for example CPC, PMP, PE, DBIA, LEED AP)

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/113145

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following materials: 

  • Cover letter which highlights relevant experiences and accomplishments 
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Information regarding supported research and/or Sample of scholarly article (applicant as first author)
  • Letters from three (3) professional references (please indicate if these are to remain confidential)
  • All application materials may be submitted online through the Interfolio website at: http://apply.interfolio.com/113145

Application review will begin January 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated date for a shortlist is February 10, 2023, with interviews during the months of February - April. Please submit questions by email to Somik Ghosh ([email protected])





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