Assistant Professor in Building Sciences - Architectural Design & Practice

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Oct 18, 2023
Full time Architecture

Job Description


Assistant Professor in Building Sciences - Architectural Design & Practice

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Sustain Tech & Built Envir - 265300

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master of Architecture degree with an architecture license or an earned Doctorate in Architecture is required by the time of hire; related fields may be considered.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
The department especially seeks:
(1) a demonstrated commitment to sustainability;
(2) relevant collegiate teaching experience;
(3) professional work experience in architecture and building design;
(4) professional licensure;
(5) a clear scholarly agenda related to architectural design and practice.

License/Certification Required

Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Sustainable Technology & the Build Environment (STBE) houses three academic programs: the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sustainable Technology; the BS in Building Sciences, with three concentrations; and the Master of Science in Technology, with two concentrations. The Department includes 35 full-time faculty serving approximately 830 undergraduate and 10 graduate students. STBE has played an integral role in building the University’s sustainability agenda, which features prominently in the University’s Strategic Plan. Within STBE, faculty exemplify a commitment to applied research and interdisciplinary, experiential learning. Students in these programs have achieved notable successes in national and international competitions such as the Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge, the USDOE Race to Zero and Solar Decathlon, Solar Decathlon Europe, and the US EPA P3 program, among others.

The Building Sciences Program is structured to establish a broad set of foundational skills and knowledge related to the whole life cycle of the built environment, including design, construction, and operations. This foundation acts as a catalyst for growth and success in our graduates’ careers. Extending beyond foundational principles, the program is committed to priming students’ minds to deconstruct, organize, and solve a wide range of problems related to the built environment in a team-based setting. Students go on to career paths in architecture, construction, building performance assessment, and facilities management.

The College of Fine and Applied Arts (CFAA) at Appalachian State University is a dynamic, transdisciplinary academic unit that emphasizes experiential learning and offers 30 undergraduate degree programs, one graduate degree program and 13 minors through its seven member departments: Applied Design; Art; Communication; Military Science and Leadership; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment; and Theatre and Dance (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Architectural Design and Practice position is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Building Sciences program, which may include but are not limited to:
(1) Architectural Design Studios,
(2) Architectural Graphics and Modeling,
(3) Sustainable Building Design and Construction,
(4) Integrative Design Experiences (IDEX)
(5) Building Science.

Other responsibilities include maintaining an active scholarly agenda, team-based coordination of a four-course studio sequence, advising students, collaborating with professionals in the building industry, and participating in service work.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 11/15/2023

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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