Assistant / Associate Professor of Project Management - Construction

  • Bemidji State University
  • Bemidji, MN
  • Apr 28, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences Vocational & Technical

Job Description

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday, May 19th,so applications should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 17, 2021

JOB TYPE: 2-Year Fixed Term

Bemidji State University (BSU)
invites qualified applicants to join our team as anAssistant / Associate Professor of Project Management - Construction. BSU's vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU's vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.

BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months. 

Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU's Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.

The School of Technology, Art, & Design (TAD) at BSU offers various undergraduate programs, including BS Project Management with three emphases Construction and Facility Management, Operations Management,

and Product Development. The TAD school offers effective study programs that provide students the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to excel in Project Management, Engineering Technology, Applied Engineering, Applied Management, Graphic DesignExhibit Design, and Studio Arts. We offer students a program to prepare for Lean Six Sigma, Technology Management, PMI certifications, internships, conference participation, and opportunities to work directly with community members. The TAD School celebrates the synergy of diverse disciplines, ideas, and people as a fundamental value. We believe that the foundation of innovation is rooted in empathy and diverse perspectives. While the TAD School members come from diverse experiences, we recognize that any group's limitations can lead to potential exclusions of other ideas and people. Therefore, we commit ourselves to maximize opportunities that foster equity, accessibility, and inclusivity.

Responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate Professor of Project Management include:
  • Teaching Project Management related courses. The incumbent would be expected to teach courses that may include, but are not limited to, Print Reading and Documentation, Project Bidding and Estimation, Technical Sales, Services and Training, Principles of Professional Development, and 2D CAD and Laser Etching.
  • Contributing to a program of scholarship within the discipline, advising students, serving the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Designing and delivering courses for on-campus and online delivery, as needed.
  • Advising and supporting students' academic progress. 
  • Pursuing scholarly and/or creative activities.
  • Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
  • Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support BSU's Shared Fundamental Values.
  • Assisting with HLC assessment, ATMAE, ABET, and/or PMI accreditation.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
  • Undergraduate degree in a Project Management or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment. 
  • Minimum of three years of project management experience.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Earned Masters or Doctorate in a Project Management or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Experience in designing and delivering online courses with learning management systems such as Desire To Learn (D2L).
  • Experience working with underserved, underrepresented and marginalized populations.
  • Certified as a Project Management Professional.
  • Experienced in the application of Agile and Scrum methodologies in the management of projects and teams.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
Apply online:


Dr. Mahmoud Al-Odeh, Search Committee Chair


Phone: 218-755-4223

If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at



Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji - named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) - is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.

Located between three American Indian reservations - Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.

Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.

The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.

For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area - just 12 miles north of campus - offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.

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