Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Architectural Engineering

Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

School of Civil and Construction Engineering

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Architectural Engineering

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for one or more full-time tenured or tenure-track, nine-month faculty positions in Architectural Engineering (ARE), open to all ranks, to begin September 16, 2021. 

Duties include teaching and advising, research and other scholarly activities, and service in one or more ARE disciplines of: building mechanical systems; lighting systems; electrical systems; building envelope; building controls and automation; building energy systems; or related areas. OSU encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and a joint appointment will be considered where appropriate, including with the School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) or School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

The College of Engineering is committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. We seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success and close gaps across demographic groups.

One of five schools in the College of Engineering, CCE is committed to advancing knowledge in the built environment. CCE offers B.S., M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and B.S. degrees in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Management. CCE currently enrolls approximately 800 undergraduate and 180 graduate students. The 40+ current faculty have specializations in architectural engineering, construction engineering management, engineering education, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.

Background

Approved in 2018, ARE is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at OSU that is complemented by the pursuit of ARE topics within existing M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in the College of Engineering. We invite applicants who are enthusiastic about developing new ARE courses and initiating, performing, and supervising research that will advance the science and practice of high-performance buildings that are sustainable, intelligent, and resilient. New colleagues will have a unique opportunity to help chart the direction of ARE research and teaching at OSU.

The B.S. degree in ARE provides students with breadth and depth in the engineering sciences of buildings and their systems. It emphasizes integration across ARE disciplines and dovetails with existing civil engineering and construction engineering management programs. The B.S. degree allows students to specialize in an ARE sub-discipline (e.g., building mechanical systems, lighting, structures) while encouraging acquisition of the knowledge and attitude to become leaders in the engineering and design of sustainable and healthy buildings.

New ARE courses and faculty specializing in building mechanical systems, lighting systems, building envelope, building controls and automation, or building power and energy systems will broaden and advance one or more of OSU’s three signature research areas: sustainable earth ecosystems, health and wellness, and/or economic prosperity and social progress. You will support OSU’s mission and goals by contributing to an integrated, multidisciplinary program that supports human outcomes and minimizes detrimental impacts on planet earth by advancing the engineering of buildings.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

By date of employment you must have earned a doctoral degree with an emphasis in an architectural engineering discipline, such as architectural engineering, building science, building technology, civil engineering, engineering, high-performance buildings, mechanical engineering, sustainable building systems, or a closely related field. You must be prepared and show potential to effectively teach introductory and advanced courses in the architectural engineering undergraduate and graduate programs, and to develop new courses that serve the architectural engineering program. You must have the potential to establish a productive, externally funded research program that involves students, in a topical area that advances the science, technology, design, and/or construction of high-performance buildings. You must be committed to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. You must be an effective communicator.

The above are the minimum/required qualifications for hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor. Additional preferred qualifications are summarized in the position description, which is available at the link provided at the end of this advertisement.

To be considered at Associate Professor or Professor levels, you must have teaching and research experience and publications commensurate with these ranks. It is preferred that the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor has been granted elsewhere. Additional required/minimum and preferred qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor and Professor levels are summarized in the position description. Hire with tenure requires the candidate’s dossier to be successfully reviewed by the appropriate Promotion and Tenure Committees and OSU’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Institution

OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designations and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. Located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Corvallis is a dynamic university town with a culture that celebrates innovation, green values, and close access to a variety of outdoor recreation. With its diverse population and landscape, Corvallis is ranked as one of the safest, greenest, and best college towns in the U.S. The city offers year-round cultural and outdoor activities. Not only is it an hour from the Oregon Coast, but it is also two hours from the nearest ski slope, and there are over 60 miles of biking and hiking trails in town and close by.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Timeline and Application

Applications received on or before January 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. A complete application will include:

  1. Letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position (1 – 2 pages).
  2. Curriculum Vitae (no length restriction).
  3. Names and contact information of three references (1 page).
  4. Teaching statement that outlines your teaching beliefs and practices (1 – 2 pages).
  5. Research statement that highlights your research accomplishments and describes your next steps (1 – 2 pages).
  6. Diversity statement that explains how your education, training, and/or lived experience will help build an inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community (1 – 2 pages).

For additional information please visit the OSU Jobs website at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search under “Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)”, or search by Posting Number P04028UF. The full position description can be viewed by using the link: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/95706

Additional information about the School of Civil and Construction Engineering may be found at http://cce.oregonstate.edu/. Please direct inquiries to Prof. Kevin Houser, Search Committee Chair at kevin.houser@oregonstate.edu.