Assistant or Associate Professor

Fine & Applied Arts
Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

POSITION: Assistant / Associate Professor in the Building Science program within the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment (STBE), beginning August 15, 2017. This is a tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses within the Department's Building Science program. Other responsibilities include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, collaborating with professionals in the construction industry, and participating in service work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a detailed knowledge of virtual design and construction, construction estimating, and construction administration techniques. Preferred candidates will have an earned doctorate in construction management or a related field, management experience in the commercial construction industry, and an active record of teaching and research agenda commensurate with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates who hold a master's degree in construction management or a related field, who have relevant professional licensure, and who have at least 5 years of management experience in commercial construction may be considered.

THE DEPARTMENT: The STBE Department houses three academic programs: the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sustainable Technology; the BS in Building Science, with three concentrations; and the Master of Science in Technology, with four concentrations. The Department includes 18 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. A recent restructuring led to the creation of the STBE Department driven by the University's Strategic Plan to facilitate transformative growth within our academic programs, which have played an integral role in building the University's sustainability agenda. Faculty from these three programs have brought in over $8 million in external funding since 2007. Their work exemplifies a commitment to applied research, with specific emphases 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, among others.

THE UNIVERSITY: Appalachian State University is a member institution of the multi-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian has approximately 18,500 students, primarily in bachelor's and master's programs. Appalachian is considered one of the outstanding universities in the South and consistently ranks among the top schools nationwide for its commitment to sustainability. The University stresses excellence in teaching and prides itself on outstanding working relationships between students and professors.

THE COMMUNITY: Boone, North Carolina, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area is known for mountain views, beautiful scenery, and diverse cultural offerings. The 3,300-foot elevation makes for cool summers, spectacular fall scenery, and exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION: For full consideration, candidates should apply by November 30, 2016. The search will remain open until filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter that summarizes key qualifications; a current CV; most recent transcripts (official or unofficial); and names, titles, and complete contact information for three references. Required documents should be compiled electronically and submitted as a single PDF file, labeled "[lastname]_Building_Science." Send applications as an email attachment to Ms. Wendy Ray at, with the subject heading: "BSci-Faculty." 

For more information about this position, contact: Dr. Jamie Russell, Search Committee Chair,

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 Dr. Jamie Russell at 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.