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Assistant Professor in Building Sciences - Architectural Design & Practice

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 019821

Department: Sustain Tech & Built Envir - 265300

Minimum Qualifications
A Master of Architecture degree with professional licensure or a PhD in Architecture is required by the time of hire.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Qualifications given special consideration include: (1) a demonstrated commitment to sustainability; (2) a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the practice of inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and/or service duties; (3) relevant collegiate teaching experience; (4) demonstrated success developing learner-centered educational experiences; (5) professional work experience in architecture and building design; (6) professional licensure; (7) a clear scholarly agenda related to architectural design and practice.

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 27 full-time faculty serving approximately 800 undergraduate and 20 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.

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

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.

Description of University

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 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 11/12/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2022

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application shall consist of the following documents:
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest that includes the following brief statements (max 300 words per statement):
    • Philosophy of instructional design
    • Scholarly interests
    • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Commitment to sustainability
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample of Architectural Projects (max 5 pages)
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  5. List of at least three (3) References with Contact Information
  6. Optional:  License/Certification
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement

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.

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
 Office of Human Resources
 330 University Hall Dr.
 Boone, NC  28608
 (828) 262-3187

Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
 Office of Title IX Compliance
 123 I.G. Greer Hall
 Boone, NC  28608
 (828) 262-2144

ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
 Office of Disability Resources
 224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
 Boone, NC  28608
 (828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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Andrew Windham

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