Tenure Track Faculty - Construction Management

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

COLLEGE:  Engineering and Computer Science

DEPARTMENT:  Construction Management

POSITION TITLE:  Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor


California State University, Sacramento (“Sacramento State”) is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), located in Sacramento, the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing high-tech areas in the country. One of Sacramento State’s imperatives is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. The ideal candidate will share Sacramento State’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working in culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environments, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including women, minorities, and candidates with disabilities. Sacramento State is dedicated to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in all aspects of its academic programs and services. The university recognizes the importance of making its physical facilities as well as its information technology services accessible to ensure the campus is accessible by everyone regardless of disability.

The Department of Construction Management (CM) at CSUS is designed for students who enter professional practice immediately upon graduation.  The CM program and teaching methods are therefore practical in nature, providing hands-on experience for students through labs and class projects.  Graduates of the CM program enjoy an excellent reputation among regional employers and many move quickly into leadership roles on large projects.

The CM program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with a minor degree in Business Administration. The Department of Construction Management has a diverse student population enrolls over nearly 400 undergraduate students, 44% of which are (low-income) Pell-eligible students, 43% are first-generation college students, and 60% are underrepresented minority (URM) students.


This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate rank beginning with the Fall 2024 semester. The estimated salary range for this position is $88,000 - $115,000, with an anticipated annual salary of $93,000 (if hired as Assistant Professor) or $101,000 (if hired as Associate Professor), depending on qualifications and experience.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in construction management (12 units/semester),
    • Ex 1 - Lecture only class = 3 units (3 hours/week contact time)
    • Ex 2 - Lecture + two Labs sections = 6 units (8 hours/week contact time)
  • Teach a variety of construction management topics.
  • Advise students.
  • Participate in the development of instructionally related curriculum.
  • Contribute to Department, College and University level committee work.
  • Be involved in Community service.
  • Engage in student-related activities, such as student club faculty advisor or coach teams for student competitions.
  • Engage in professional and scholarly activities, including externally funded applied research according to ARTP Link:
  • Identify construction field trip locations, obtain permission to visit these sites from responsible party (Prime Contractor, Owner etc.), and lead student field trips to these construction sites.


Please note that all considered candidates must meet all required qualifications, but do not need to meet all preferred qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in construction management, architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a similar profession are required, which must be completed by June 2024. Candidates with other advanced professional degrees (MBA, juris doctorate, etc.) in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a similar profession may also be considered.
  • Education and experience among the following areas: Material testing; construction surveying; construction graphics; construction documents; construction processes and methods; construction operations analysis; construction equipment management; estimating; project management; planning and scheduling; design of soils and foundation structures; construction accounting; construction law; labor relations; computer applications in construction; equipment productivity analysis; design and construction of temporary structures; statics; mechanical and electrical principles in buildings, and / or other related construction management and civil engineering topics according to the candidate’s expertise.
  • Five years minimum full-time practical experience in construction management or construction engineering positions with construction contractors in commercial building, engineering, or industrial segments of the industry.  Candidates who have earned a doctorate in construction management or a construction related field shall receive a two-year credit towards the five years minimum practical experience required.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Interest or ability in teaching excellence and development of an inclusive classroom environment for undergraduate classes.
  • Ability to produce applied, industry-relevant research and scholarly work.
  • Ability and/or desire to learn how to effectively teach undergraduate courses in a variety of construction management classes.
  • Commitment to enhance interaction with and support of the CM Program by the construction industry.
  • Interest in and competence using computers in construction management applications.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or desire to work with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to work with faculty colleagues in department and college committees.


  • Ph.D. in Construction, Civil Engineering, or similar discipline.
  • College-level teaching experience.
  • History of continuing professional development
  • Experience where applicant has held position(s) with responsibility for and authority to plan, schedule, monitor, and control construction projects or significant portions of large projects  


Review of applications will begin January 2, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled.  Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at ( Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link, by clicking on the Faculty Positions link.

Candidates must include the following application materials:

  • Letter of application: Include a list of the areas in Construction Management that the applicant feels competent to teach;
  • Detailed resumé or curriculum vita that is current; including but not limited to:
    1. List of Construction, Engineering, and/or Accounting related software, with brief description of competency and experience in each;
    2. Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three recent references who can address the applicant’s professional qualifications covering the following roles: 
      1. Academic Role – advisor
      2. Peer Role - colleague or coworker
      3. Supervisor Role – former or current
      4. Professional Role - construction industry
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college work.
  • Diversity statement: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution.  Sacramento State is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment?
  • Portfolio: A statement of construction management experience, including project scope of work under your supervision (field, office, self-performed, and subcontracted work), and detailed descriptions of your job position responsibilities.  Provide evidence of continuing education (certificates, licenses, coursework beyond degree, etc.).
  • A written statement of your personal teaching philosophy.
  • A written statement of scholarly interests and experience.

Candidates from underrepresented and/or minoritized groups in Construction Management are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

 “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

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