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Job ID: 126443

Visiting Assistant Professor
Appalachian State University

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Visiting Assistant Professor
University Appalachian State University
Boone, NC, United States
Department Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering
    Architectural (Building & Construction)
POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Building Science program within the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment (STBE), beginning August 1, 2019 (available immediately). This is a one-year position with commensurate salary and benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach three (3) construction engineering undergraduate courses per semester as needed in the Building Science program. Areas of need include, but are not limited to 1) Statics and Strength of Structures and 2) Construction Materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned terminal degree (doctorate in a related field or an M.Arch with professional licensure) or ABD is required.

THE DEPARTMENT 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. The Department includes 25 full-time faculty serving approximately 700 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. The recently restructured STBE Department, driven by the University’s Strategic Plan to facilitate transformative growth within our academic programs, plays an integral role in building the University’s sustainability agenda. Faculty from these three programs have brought in over $8 million in external funding since 2007. Their work exemplifies a commitment to 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 national and international 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, among others.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the multi-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian has approximately 20,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs. Appalachian is considered one of the outstanding universities in the South and consistently ranks among the top schools nationwide for its commitment to sustainability. The University stresses excellence in teaching and prides itself on outstanding working relationships between students and professors.

THE COMMUNITY Boone, North Carolina, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area is known for mountain views, beautiful scenery, and diverse cultural offerings. The 3,300-foot elevation makes for cool summers, spectacular fall scenery, and exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. The search will remain open until filled. Complete applications will include: (1) a cover letter that summarizes key qualifications; (2) a current CV; (3) most recent transcripts (official or unofficial); and (4) names, titles, and complete contact information for three references. Required documents must be compiled electronically and submitted as a single PDF file, labeled “_Building_Science.” Send applications as an email attachment to Ms. Vanessa Painter at, with the subject heading: “BSci-Faculty.”

For more information about this position, contact: Ok-Youn Yu, Search Committee Chair,

  • 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 Ms. Painter at 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.

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Contact Information

  • Vanessa Painter
    Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment
    Appalachian State University
    397 Rivers St.
    Katherine Harper Hall
    Boone, NC 28608
  • 8282623111


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