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Program Director, Construction Management

Post Date:

January 18, 2019


Kent State University


Kent, OH


Program Director, Construction Management
CMGT Program
[Job #988164]
Kent Campus – Kent, OH

Opportunity The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University invites applications and nominations for Program Director of its growing ACCE and ATMAE accredited Construction Management program. The position will begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will help formulate and implement an ambitious vision for 21st century Construction Management education through creative collaboration with faculty and as an integral member of the CAED’s leadership team. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of effective academic leadership along with exceptional teaching in Construction Management and research and/or innovations in the discipline.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Construction Management or related field and have a minimum of five years related experience in higher education including teaching and/or innovative construction research. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence and qualifications in the areas of teaching, research, and service that are commensurate with the tenured Associate Professor or Professor level. Compensation, which includes a comprehensive benefits package, will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

The CAED’s distinguished faculty, leading-edge facilities, and established programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Construction Management, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Health Care Design, and Architecture and Environmental Design offer numerous cross disciplinary research opportunities and maintain close relationships with regional industries and design practitioners. Resources include a new state of the art Fabrication Lab and other digital fabrication assets; unique international study opportunities; a progressive extra-curricular lecture and exhibition series; and campus partnerships with other units including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, the College of Business Administration, and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute.

The CAED is instrumental in the University’s growing emphasis on Design Innovation. Its 32 full-time faculty and administrators, and over 1100 undergraduate and graduate students now occupy three exciting locations: the award winning 107,000 sq. ft. John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design completed in 2016 and designed by Weiss/Manfredi on the edge of downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Palazzo Vettori in Florence, Italy.

Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is a ranked public research university with high-research activity in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas.

Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: (search by position #988164).
Applicants should also include:

   1. Letter of interest including a narrative overview of the candidate’s vision for Construction

       Management education, teaching, research/scholarship, program leadership and personal research agenda

   2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including leadership, teaching, research/scholarship, service, funded research, patents, or professional projects/experience)

   3. List of three references with phone number and e-mail address

Any questions may be sent to: William T. Willoughby, Construction Management Program Director Search Committee Chair,, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 S. Lincoln Street, Kent, OH 44242.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by March 15, 2019.

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