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Tenure Track

POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment, beginning August 2016. This is a tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits.

THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment at Appalachian State University houses the Building Science program (, the Sustainable Technology program (, and their affiliated graduate programs ( and includes approximately 500 undergraduate students, 40 graduate students, and 17 full-time faculty. Faculty from these programs have obtained over $7 million in external funding since 2009; their work exemplifies a commitment to cross-disciplinary and 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 competitions such as the Solar Decathlon, US EPA P3, and Race to Zero, among others. Graduates of the Building Science program are being placed with leading construction, research, and policy firms across the nation.

RESPONSIBILITIES Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Building Science, Sustainable Design and Construction, Mechanical Systems, and/or Construction Management in the Building Science program, which has three concentrations: Architectural Technology and Design, Construction Management, and Sustainable Building Systems. Other responsibilities include advising students, maintaining an active agenda of scholarly and service work, participating in committee work, and helping maintain labs.

QUALIFICATIONS  Candidates with an earned terminal degree in a related field of engineering, a record of excellence in teaching, and significant work experience in the field of building science are preferred. Exceptional candidates with a master’s degree in a building-related field who possess licensure as a professional engineer and who have at least five years of professional experience in the area of high-performance buildings may be considered. Preferred candidates will have university-level teaching experience and experience with funded project work. Desired qualifications include national recognition for academic or professional achievements; affiliations with building science associations or organizations; and demonstrated knowledge of trends and research in the field performance of buildings, building information modeling and energy simulation, HVAC system design and operation, sustainable building certification and monitoring, and integration of renewable energy systems.

THE UNIVERSITY Appalachian State University is a member institution of the 16-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs, in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian is consistently recognized as one of the outstanding universities in the South. The University stresses excellence in teaching and prides itself on outstanding working relationships between students and professors. It has a wide variety of cultural and outdoor programs for the enjoyment of faculty, staff, and students.

THE COMMUNITY Boone, North Carolina, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Known for mountain views and beautiful scenery, the area is a common vacation and summer home destination. The 3,300-foot elevation makes for cool summers, spectacular fall scenery, and excellent year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION Review of candidates will begin January 8, 2016, and the search will remain open until filled. Complete applications will include a 1-2 page letter of application; a current vitae; most recent transcripts (official or unofficial); and names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Required documents should be compiled electronically and submitted as a single PDF file, labeled “lastname-Building-Science.” Send applications as an email attachment to Ms. Wendy Ray, with the subject heading: “Building Science application.”

For more information contact: Mr. Jason Miller, Search Committee Chair (preferred) / 828-262-3038

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. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Mr. Jason Miller, Search Committee Chair ( Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report


Full-Time Non-Tenure Track (one year appointment)  

  • No available positions at this time.



  • Adjunct Instructors in Building Science (Architectural Technology & Design, Construction Managment, Sustainable Building Systems)
  • Adjunct Instructors in Sustainable Technology


Contact Dr. Brian Raichle, Chairperson, for information regarding positions in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (828.262.6351)