Architecture Faculty Position
- Keene State College
- Keene, NH
- Competitive Salary
- Posted Date
- Feb 21, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
- Employment Level
- Tenured/Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Architecture Faculty Position
Summary of Position
The Department of Sustainable Product Design and Architecture (SPDA) at Keene State College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Clinical faculty position in the Architecture Program, beginning August 2023. Candidates with a focus on teaching and practice in commercial construction, sustainable architecutural design, construction management, and building information modeling are highly desired. The architecture and construction management curricula are closely aligned, with several courses required for both majors. The teaching load will focus largely within the Architecture Program, which offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture with approximately 120 majors. The Architecture and Construction Management programs share a LEED Platinum state-of-the-art facility (TDS Center) with Product Design, Safety and Occupational Health, and Construction Safety Management majors. Altogether, the five majors in the TDS Center account for approximately 600 students. The College reserves the flexibility to appoint tenure-track or clinical rank dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
The Architecture Program has a solid commitment to engaging students in high impact educational practices including learning through service, undergraduate research, and real-world, hands-on projects. The program promotes sustainable design in all aspects of the curriculum. Course formats include classroom teaching, lectures, studios, and laboratories, and working with students on applied research projects. As part of their regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, faculty members may teach both disciplinary courses and courses in our general education curriculum which is called the ‘Integrative Studies Program.’ For more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/.
The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are in the following areas: architectural design, commercial construction, construction management, and building information modeling. Additional responsibilities include student advisement, curriculum development, laboratory management, and department and College service. Faculty provide service to the College through sponsorship and participation in committees, clubs, and activities.
Scholarly activity is required for tenure-track, with a teaching load of twelve credits, typically three (4) credit courses, per academic semester. Additional responsibilities include maintaining an active record of professional development.
Teaching load typically includes four (4) credit undergraduate courses for clinical faculty per academic semester. Additional responsibilities include advising and participating in departmental activities.
Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitments to well-being and to sustainability that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share a commitment to diversity, equity, and multiculturalism as key elements of academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship, and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills, and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Arts focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
Additional Job Information
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
- Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae or long form resume that highlights previous teaching experience
- Three (3) letters of recommendation*
- Digital design/research portfolio of built and unbuilt work
*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application, you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation if your application advances.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
A Master’s degree in Architecture (M.Arch), 5 years of professional architectural building design and construction experience, and 2 or more years of high school, college/university level, or workplace teaching in a classroom setting, online and/or lab, including course planning, preparation, instruction, classroom management, teaching, assessment, and continuous improvement are required for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor rank.
A Bachelor’s of Architecture, (B. Arch) and Master’s degree in Architecture (M. Arch) or Master’s in Construction Management, 5 years of professional experience and 2 or more years of teaching of high school, college/university level, or workplace teaching in a classroom setting, online and/or lab, including course planning, preparation, instruction, classroom management, teaching, assessment, and continuous improvement are required for Clinical Faculty rank.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Professional licensing in architecture; a master’s degree in Construction Management, professional licensing in construction management, proficiency in professional and industry software applications related to CAD, commercial construction, and visual representation. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.
Salary is based on the prevailing Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, according to which the rank minimum for a tenure-track Assistant Professor is $73,750. A candidate with a Master’s degree and limited teaching experience will be hired at the Clinical Instructor level. The rank minimum for a Clinical Instructor is $60,330. A candidate with a Master’s degree and a consistent record of successful teaching and of certification appropriate to the discipline will be hired at the Assistant Clinical Professor level. The rank minimum for an Assistant Clinical Professor is $64,430. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package and is based on the prevailing Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. Salary information above reflects Academic Year 2023-2024 rank minimums.
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A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.
Keene State College is in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. Located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City, the region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, please visit: https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.
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