Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy and Residential Construction

  • SUNY Morrisville
  • Morrisville, NY
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Vocational & Technical

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About SUNY Morrisville:

SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources. 

The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

The Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing.

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, SUNY Morrisville is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Job Description:

Campus Title:                                                 Assistant Professor

Budget Title:                                                   Assistant Professor

Unit:                                                                Environmental and Renewable Resources Division

Professional Rank:                                        Tenure Track

Duration:                                                         10 months

Brief Description of Duties:

SUNY Morrisville's Environmental and Renewable Resources Division seeks qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position that bridges the gap between  Residential Construction and Renewable Energy. The position will start in August 2022. This full-time appointment focuses on technical education at the undergraduate level, with particular emphasis on residential construction courses. There will be limited capacity for research, but program expansion and curriculum development are expected from the successful candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

SUNY Morrisville has been a demonstrated leader in technical education of residential construction and renewable energy graduate. This position would join a vibrant faculty and staff dedicated to the technologies. The primary responsibility for this position is teaching a full course load of undergraduate courses (15 contact hours per semester). This includes courses on residential wiring, plumbing, HVAC systems, basic electrical theory, and an introduction to renewable energy resources. Candidates will be given preference with demonstrated command of the MS office suite, CAD and estimating software, and advanced technical skillsets for experiential education in laboratory settings.

This position is tightly linked with SUNY Morrisville's newly constructed Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center, which houses 30,000 square-feet of experiential indoor renewable energy laboratories and the Residential Construction Laboratory for framing, plumbing, electricity, HVAC, masonry, and estimating. Most technical courses have a structure with 2 lecture hours and 2 or 3 lab hours each week to enhance the applied education that SUNY Morrisville is renowned for.  

In addition to teaching, faculty members have an expectation of service to the campus community through committees, program review and assessment, and activities such as student club advising.


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in the following areas:

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means.  We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY Morrisville; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY Morrisville University Police at (315) 684-6410, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at (315) 684-6070, Office of Human Resources at (315) 684-6038 and or by accessing the following web site

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Application Instructions:

Application Deadline:  Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by as soon as possible, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

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