STBE to hire for two Building Science tenure track positions

The Building Sciences Program in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE) at Appalachian State University is pleased to invite applications for two (2) tenure-track assistant faculty positions: 1) emphasis in Construction Management and 2) emphasis in Construction Materials. An appropriate earned terminal degree in engineering, construction management, science, or the M. Arch. is required.

1)  Primary responsibility of the Construction Materials position (https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/23799) is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Building Sciences program, including but not limited to: (1) Construction Materials, (2) Statics and Structures, and (3) Soils and Foundations. Other responsibilities include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, collaborating with professionals in the building industry, and participating in service work. Qualifications given special consideration are: (1) relevant teaching experience; (2) experience in project-based learning; (3) professional work experience in construction materials or structures; (4) professional licensure; (5) a clear research agenda related to construction materials, structures, or assemblies; and (6) a demonstrated commitment to sustainability. Throughout their teaching, research, and service duties, the successful applicant should promote diversity and inclusive excellence.

2)  Primary responsibility of the Construction Management position (https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/23772) is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Building Sciences program, including but not limited to: (1) Construction Estimating, (2) Planning and Scheduling, and (3) Project Delivery/Administration. Other responsibilities include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, collaborating with professionals in the building industry, and participating in service work. Qualifications given special consideration are: (1) relevant teaching experience; (2) experience in project-based learning; (3) professional work experience in construction management; (4) professional licensure; (5) a clear research agenda related to construction management; and (6) a demonstrated commitment to sustainability. Throughout their teaching, research, and service duties, the successful applicant should promote diversity and inclusive excellence.

For complete application, please attach required documents:
1) Cover Letter/Letter of Interest: Please include in cover letter the following brief statements (max 300 words each): ● Teaching philosophy ● Research interests ● Commitment to diversity and inclusion ● Commitment to sustainability
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Unofficial Transcript
4) Attach List of References with Contact Information

Applications must be submitted online at the links above. Review of applicants will begin on December 2, 2019. The search will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jason Miller, Search Committee Chair: millerdj1@appstate.edu.

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 three concentrations. The Department includes 23 full-time faculty serving approximately 750 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. STBE has played an integral role in building the University’s sustainability agenda, which features prominently in the University’s Strategic Plan. Faculty from these three programs have brought in over $8 million in external funding since 2007. Their work exemplifies a commitment to applied research and interdisciplinary, experiential learning, with specific emphasis on renewable energy and on sustainable design and construction of healthy, high-performance buildings. 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 USEPA P3 program, among others.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

EEO/AA Policy

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. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Ms. Painter at paintervl@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

 

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Published: Oct 9, 2019 3:00pm

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