Utah State University

Building Construction Lecturer

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/23/2022 7:03 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Outdoor Products & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University (USU) offers a non-tenure track, nine-month faculty position (95 % teaching and 5% service) as a Lecturer within the Building Construction. As part of USU's land grant mission to make academic programs accessible throughout the state, this position will be physically located at the USU Moab Statewide Campus in Moab, Utah. 


Position/Contract:  9-month, academic year contract with two additional months possible.

Estimated start date is July 1, 2022.


USU Moab is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, and experienced candidate to teach in the Building Construction Program. The program prepares individuals for careers in residential and commercial building construction and construction management. With skills in construction and building management, program completers will be ready for entry level positions in concrete, framing, interior and exterior finishes.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and deliver classroom and shop instruction focused on workforce training, and industry-approved certifications.
  • Demonstrate proper and safe techniques of the construction trade including framing and erecting wooden structures.
  • Knowledge of the building construction industry and residential and commercial materials, estimating, scheduling, blueprint reading, and building codes.
  • Implement a competency-base, open-entry and open-exit curriculum suitable for students enrolled at USU Moab.
  • Responsible for management and upkeep of building construction equipment and shop.
  • Responsible for the coordination of biannual program advisory committees (PAC) meetings.
  • Teach adults, high school, and community education courses related to building construction.
  • Teach non-credit courses that provide certifications for industry.
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Recruit and mentor building construction students.
  • Participate and promote Skills USA, serving as the USU Moab advisor.
  • Actively participate in professional growth and development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications for the Professional Practice Instructor:

  • A.S. or A.A.S. degree in building construction or a very closely related field from an accredited school or three or more years of industry or related experience where work is performed to a recognized industry code and is primarily focused on residential and commercial construction.
  • Possess a Utah General Contractor’s License or the ability to obtain the license within one year.
  • Ability to teach building construction with hand tools and power tools.
  • Capable to instruct students on current OSHA safety standards.
  • Familiarity with the use of multiple construction materials and processes.
  • Operate heavy equipment related to the construction industry (e.g., backhoe, excavator, forklift, and construction lifts and booms).
  • Teaching focused candidate who understand and is committed to the CTE mission of USU Moab.
  • A desire to succeed and a willingness to work to become a better instructor and technician.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and a commitment as a team member; ability to foster consensus and collaboration.
  • An ability to set specific departmental goals and develop related curriculum.
  • An ability to accommodate student learning styles through shop, lecture, self-directed learning, and capstone projects.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in building construction and management, or a related field from an accredited school
  • Certified OSHA instructor.
  • Experience with the National Center for Construction Education and Research standards ( https://www.nccer.org/nccer-home ).
  • Familiarity with and commitment to open-entry and open-exit curriculum design and application for non-traditional learners.
  • Experience in designing and implementing competency-based teaching and learning.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Three professional references with contact information that is aware of the specific technical skills and/or teaching qualifications
  3. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    1. Copy of Unofficial electronic transcripts
    2. A teaching statement that clearly communicates the applicant’s view and thinking about workforce training and the learning process, as it applies to building construction education
    3. Other materials which would be helpful but are not required may include:
      • Student evaluations or other evidence of quality teaching, if the applicant has previous teaching experience (.pdf, .doc, .dox format)
      • Applicants may to choose to provide other course materials such as sample syllabi, course notes and handouts or other teaching materials, which show evidence of the use of quality teaching methods.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

This position is based at USU Moab, which is a rapidly developing location in the Utah State University Statewide network of campuses. Without leaving Moab, students can obtain a large number of certificates, endorsements, and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Courses are delivered using a variety of formats including face-to-face instruction and a number of distance education technologies (e.g., online and interactive video conferencing). Utah State University has worked closely with Moab leaders and federal agency partners to create a future vision of post-secondary education in Grand County. For more information about USU Moab, please visit: http://moab.usu.edu/


The Moab Community:

With a resident population of 5,000, Moab is the largest community in Grand County, Utah. The Moab economy is largely driven by outdoor recreation and tourism, and the community welcomes approximately one million people from around the world each year. As the gateway to red rock country and its many national and state parks, Moab has become a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to take advantage of a wide range of mountain biking, hiking, climbing, touring and river rafting opportunities. Situated on the banks of the Colorado River the community is carefully designed for walking and biking enthusiasts, and has recently added a state-of-the-art regional hospital, a recreation and aquatics center, and two new public school buildings. For more information about the Moab community visit http://www.moabcity.state.ut.us/

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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