Assistant Professor, Building Sciences - 091431

Fine & Applied Arts
Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment

Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment

Assistant Professor in the Building Science program within the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment (STBE), beginning July 1, 2019. This is a tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits.

Teach construction management/ engineering courses as needed, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including but not limited to: (1) Statics and Structures, (2) Construction Materials, (3) Means and Methods, and (4) Soils and Foundations. Other responsibilities include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, collaborating with professionals in the construction industry, and participating in service work.

An earned doctorate, or a master’s degree with professional licensure, in a related field of technology, science or engineering is required. Qualifications given special consideration are: (1) light construction and/or civil engineering experience; (2) a clear research agenda using augmented reality in construction, building structures, or materials; and (3) at least three years of relevant teaching experience.

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 600 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. A recent restructuring, driven by the University’s Strategic Plan to facilitate transformative growth within our academic programs, led to creation of the STBE Department, which has 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.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the multi-campus University of North Carolina system. 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.

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.

Review of applicants will begin on November 18, 2018. The search will remain open until filled. Complete applications will include: (1) a cover letter that summarizes key qualifications; (2) a current CV; (3) most recent transcripts (official or unofficial); and (4) names, titles, and complete contact information for three references. Required documents must be compiled electronically and submitted as a single PDF file, labeled “[lastname]_Building_Science.” Send applications as an email attachment to Ms. Vanessa Painter at, with the subject heading: “BSci-Faculty.”  We invite all applicants for employment with Appalachian State University to complete our voluntary Affirmative Action data collection survey.  This brief survey can be accessed at

For more information about this position, contact: Ok-Youn Yu, Search Committee Chair

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