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Assistant Professor, Building Technology

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, Research: Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems, School of Architecture

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Building Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture

The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, seeks qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor position in Building Technologies. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree and begin employment in the fall semester of 2022.

The successful candidate will provide instruction in core and advanced building technology and integrated environmental design, and offer other courses specifically related to the candidate’s area of expertise. The incumbent will advance architectural knowledge through innovative design/technology practice, or research into environmental systems, emerging energy systems, or sustainable building technologies. While teaching on the Troy campus, the successful candidate has the opportunity for a research affiliation with CASE, the Institute-wide Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology based at Industry City in Brooklyn that develops next-generation systems for the Built Environment, or with EBESS, the Energy, Built Environment and Smart Systems trans-disciplinary research platform at Rensselaer.

The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is part of one of the oldest and most accomplished technological universities in the U.S. well-renowned for its contemporary, interdisciplinary and forward-looking professional and research programs. The School is committed to a diverse and inclusive faculty developing new forms of innovation and discovery as we prepare our graduates for leadership in the discipline and the profession.

Qualifications: Candidates for tenure track Assistant Professor must possess a terminal degree (such as M. Architecture or Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent) in Architecture or Building Science , or another terminal degree in a closely related field, along with the ability to demonstrate the promise of academic or scholarly achievement, and the ability to provide effective instruction.

Application Instructions
To apply, choose the “apply for this job” link to complete a short online profile and to add contact information for three (3) referee who will later provide recommendation letters. You will be required to upload the following documents:
• Cover Letter addressing your qualifications and interest
• Curriculum vitae
• One-page statement on research
• One-page statement on teaching
• Portfolio in PDF format, no more than 10 pages
• Diversity Statement (briefly describe how your actions have supported diversity in the workplace, and discuss its importance in the university)

Job Posted Date

October 29, 2021

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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