Dunwoody College of Technology currently has the need for a full-time Instructor in the Construction Management program housed in the Construction Sciences & Building Technology department. The Construction Management program offers a certificate, an Associate’s degree, and a +2 Bachelor’s completion degree.
The Instructor will be responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining curriculum in line with current industry standards and practices, advising students, and building and maintaining relationships with industry. Courses are delivered in day and evening and hybrid options, so the qualified candidate must be willing to exhibit flexibility in scheduling.
Dunwoody’s Construction Management programs provide students the information required to start a career in a related construction field. Themes prevalent throughout the program reflect industry standards and best practices, estimating, scheduling, project documentation, virtual modeling, ethics and the relationship of time, money and resources. Graduates of the Construction Management program will be suited to be leaders in the national construction industry.
Dunwoody values a hands-on, applied technical education, and the ideal candidate will have recent and relevant industry experience in Estimating, Scheduling, or project management. The ideal candidate also will have field experience and be passionate about sharing that knowledge through lab and hands-on activities rather than theory-based assignments.
Selected courses the instructor may teach include:
The Construction Industry. Aspects of the construction industry presented using interviews with practicing professionals, site tours, and exploratory reflections to illustrate the many opportunities available as a professional.
Integrated Environmental Systems. Examine mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems using case studies to coordinate the integration of these disciplines.
Construction Estimating I. Integrate material quantities with costs through take-offs, estimates and bid analysis, to predict project costs.
Construction Planning & Scheduling I. Analyze a sequence of construction tasks using network diagrams, Gantt charts, and the critical path method to create a project schedule.
Construction Administration. Examine the requirements of Construction Administration using industry standard formats and procedures to understand the administrative requirements for their implications on a construction project. Principles of mitigating construction liability and risk are addressed through case studies and construction documents to select the appropriate method of risk management for a construction project.
SPECIFIC POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES
Facilitates learning activities so that students learn the principles, theory, skills, and work ethic necessary to become proficient for entry level positions.
Creates a positive learning environment.
Monitors, assesses and advises learners on technical and academic progress and performance.
Uses current academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction.
Develops and upgrades lesson material, training aids and maintains equipment within assigned course of instruction.
Assists in the recruitment, advising, and placement of learners.
Other duties as assigned.
Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues.
Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts responsibility for tasks and meets objectives and measures. Documents process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement. Works toward the most efficient and effective work processes.
Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Faces up to people problems on any person or situations quickly and directly.
Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where problems may arise and plans his/her approach accordingly.
Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Adheres to Dunwoody’s core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field.
5+ years recent and relevant industry experience.
1-3 years jobsite training or teaching experience.
Knowledgeable in current software programs and technology.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently motivated.
Ability to express self clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Ability to use electronic technology and online resources to support the management and delivery of instruction.
Required Qualifications plus:
Master’s degree, or be willing to enroll in a Master’s or PHD program.
10+ years recent and relevant construction experience.
3-5 years teaching experience.
Industry credentials and certifications, as necessary by individual course content.
Active membership and involvement in related industry organizations.
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.
Located in the L...owry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."