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Construction Management Teaching Specialist(s) and/or Development - ContinuousPosting

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID344140

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyEducation-General

Full/Part TimePart-Time


Job Code9754

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Instructor should have high-level professional experience in construction management. The position includes requirements for teaching, course curriculum updates, and professional development. Some classes may be co-taught with other faculty.

  • Fulfill University policies using course-appropriate effective practices: setting high expectations; supporting achievement with clear instructions, examples, and samples; establishing frequent, regular contact with students; grading and returning coursework promptly with relevant formative and/or summative feedback; engaging students in relevant collaborative work; and submitting final grades on time. Real world storytelling that makes content especially relevant for students is a cornerstone of our program.
  • Provide input as appropriate for course revisions to stay abreast of business practices and trends and to support changes in the disciplinary outcomes and curricula.
  • Stay current in the discipline and participate in activities to support professional development, faculty community dialogue, self-assessment, and teaching reviews.
  • Hold weekly office hours that are reasonably responsive to student schedules.
  • Work with program staff as needed to resolve course- or student-related situations that require support or resources outside the classroom.
  • Unless a new course is being developed, course content and web-based classroom management systems have already been created and are actively managed by the program nstructional design and support team. Faculty are not expected to perform the actual task to develop the curriculum (unless a new course is offered) and implement in the classroom management system.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field closely related to construction management.
  • Ten or more years of professional "real world" experience in a field directly related to construction management, with five or more years of experience in your area of teaching expertise.Preferred:
    • Master's degree in a field closely related to construction management.
    • Teaching experience in higher education.
    • Five or more years of professional "real world" experience in a field directly related to construction management in your area of teaching expertise.Desired:
      • Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field closely related to construction management or in adult higher education.
      • Teaching experience in higher education that includes online courses.
      • Five or more years of professional "real world" experience in the private sector.
      • A demonstrated understanding of pedagogy that blends theoretical concepts and professional applications.

        About the Department

        This faculty position is responsible for University of Minnesota Construction Management (CMGT) course instruction as employed by Undergraduate Applied and Professional Studies (uAPS) in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) in the Construction and Facility Management degree program.This job posting is intended to collect applications for one or more of the CMGT courses as needed for any particular semester. These CMGT courses comprise documents and contracts; legal, ethical, and risk issues; planning and scheduling; estimating; safety and loss control; specifications and technical writing; sustainability; materials and structures; building energy systems; building envelope design and construction; environmental health and safety; facility management; building information modeling; cost accounting; lean construction; building codes, and others as may from time-to-time be developed.Please visit the program web site for details.
        CMGT Teaching Specialists report to the faculty director of the CMGT program and are typically employed on a semester-by-semester basis to teach at least once in an academic year in either full semester (14 week) of half semester (7 week) course.Please visit the University catalog to view the variety of CMGT course offerings to enable matching of content and instructor background: Most courses are delivered as weekly evening face-to-face classroom classes or a hybrid blend of synchronous classroom and asynchronous online modules. Many are entirely asynchronous online and can therefore be taught remotely. Teaching modalities may change or adjust from time to time based upon program and industry needs.

        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. This position(s) will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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