Assistant Professor of Sustainable Technology

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant Professor of Sustainable Technology Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 047891 Department Sustain Tech & Built Envir - 265300 Minimum Qualifications

Earned Doctorate in a related field of technology, science, or engineering required at time of hire.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Given special consideration are: (1) experience in the design, installation, commissioning, and performance testing of renewable energy systems (e.g. wind, electric vehicles, battery storage, PV, micro-grid); (2) university teaching experience; (3) an active research agenda, as demonstrated by journal publications, presentations, and/or external research funding; (4) professional work experience or certifications in relevant industries; (5) a demonstrated commitment to sustainability; and (6) evidence of promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

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. STBE includes 23 full-time faculty serving approximately 750 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. STBE has played an integral role in building the University’s sustainability agenda, which features prominently in the University’s Strategic Plan. Faculty from these three programs have brought in over $8 million in external funding since 2007. Their work exemplifies a commitment to applied research and interdisciplinary, experiential learning, 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 collaborative 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 program, among others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses related to sustainability and renewable energy technology in the Sustainable Technology program and expand the professional contacts of the program in the renewable energy industry. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda, participating in program and departmental service work, advising students, and maintaining and enhancing student/research labs.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at the 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 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of the following:

  • A cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial copies of Graduate transcript(s)
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • The names and contact information for three references

Please note that this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

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.

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