Job ID: 147278

Assistant Professor

University of North Florida

  • Oct. 6, 2020
  • Nov. 19, 2020
  • August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Construction Engineering/Management

The Construction Management (CM) Department within the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction is seeking applicants for a full-time assistant professor position (9-month appointment tenure-track) to start August 2021. The department is looking for applicants that will strengthen and complement the existing Construction Management faculty in regards to teaching and research.

Established in 1972, the University of North Florida has grown significantly in size and prominence, particularly in recent years. Today, UNF has over 17,000 students, an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion, and works closely with community leaders and officials to continue to enhance the significant role it plays in the region. Our campus, which includes a nature preserve, beautiful lakes and nature trails, is located between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean in a bustling section of Jacksonville. Here you will find award-winning buildings filled with state-of-the-art equipment that support innovation and excellence. Small class sizes and individualized attention are two of our hallmarks. The construction management program has seen double-digit percentage enrollment growth each of the last several years.

Being strategically located in a major metropolitan area in a growing state, the Department of Construction Management receives overwhelming support from Florida’s strong construction industry. ACCE accredits the construction management undergraduate program and a Masters degree program is in the final stages of approval. Our students recently enjoyed national success in the ABC and NAHB student competitions and have lately had a 100% job placement rate upon graduation with very competitive salaries.

Job Description
1. Teach courses within the Construction Management program; in particular, willingness to teach classes in Construction Finance, Construction Techniques, Design and Codes, Capstone, Residential Construction, Construction Safety, Mechanical and Electrical Systems, and Construction Law.
2. Help develop and teach in the pending Masters Degree Program.
3. Pursue a scholarly research agenda, professional development, and outreach based on the university’s teacher-scholar model.
4. Work with the department on developing the required documents for accreditation.
5. Work with and mentor students, student organizations and clubs, and student competition teams
6. Collaborate with related disciplines, industry partners, and the First Coast community.
Required Qualifications
1. Ph.D. in construction management or related field by the position start date from an accredited institution.
2. Record of accomplishment performing scholarly research, teaching and services commensurate with the level of Assistant Professor at UNF.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, conduct themselves professionally, and perform appropriate service functions at the department, college, and university level.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Relevant teaching experience, with preference given to teaching experience in higher education.
2. Relevant professional experience in the United States construction industry.
3. Professional certifications or licenses related to the construction industry.
4. Competency in construction management software applications.
5. Ability to teach an integrated curriculum applied to a variety of construction building areas including: design management, jobsite management, residential, commercial, and heavy civil.
6. A construction related research specialization; including but not limited to Construction Materials or Technology or Modeling in Construction.

Review of applications will begin November 19, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

To receive full consideration the application must be received by November 19, 2020. Applicants must complete an online application at Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. While the confirmation number guarantees that your online application has been successfully received, it does not mean that your application is complete. Your application is not complete until you have uploaded the documents. You must upload the following materials:

1. Letter of interest
2. CV
3. Contact Information for 3 references (letters of recommendation will be sought if you advance to on-campus interviews)
4. Transcript(s) (pdf copies are acceptable now, but official transcripts must be provided prior to hire)
5. Teaching and Research Statements

The University of North Florida encourages applications from qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, age, marital status, or gender. The president has delegated responsibility for the implementation of the University’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies and affirmative action program to the director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD).

UNF faculty are expected to promote the quality and effectiveness of education and to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service at the University.

For Further information, please contact Dr. Yunjeong Mo at (904) 620-2294 or via email at

  • The University of North Florida is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. In furtherance of the university’s diversity initiatives and focus toward inclusiveness, it is expected that all in the university community will appreciate and respect the dignity, individuality, and the uniqueness of our individual community members. It is also expected that we will maintain an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational, scholarly, and career interests, where both the distinctiveness of each person’s experience and the common humanity that unites us all will be recognized. This will allow us to take full educational advantage of the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of those who study and work at the university.

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    To accomplish the intent of this regulation, the university shall not commit or permit discrimination or discriminatory harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex (inclusive of Title IX), disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or veteran status in any educational, employment, social or recreational program or activity offered by the university. Similarly, the university will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of this regulation

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Yunjeong (Leah) Mo
    Construction Management
    University of North Florida
    1 UNF Drive
    Building 4 Room 1202
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • 904-620-2294
  • 904-620-2573

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