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Job ID: 116935

Graduate Research Assistant/Fellow
Penn State University

Date Posted Dec. 12, 2018
Title Graduate Research Assistant/Fellow
University Penn State University
University Park, PA, United States
Department Architectural Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2019
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Graduate Student
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering
    Architectural (Building & Construction)
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) invites applications for graduate research assistantships/fellowships in the integrated delivery of ultra-high-performance buildings, including the following topics:

a) Human health, comfort, and productivity implications of building indoor environments, including the effects of light, sound, vibration, thermal environment, and air quality;
b) Improving the understanding of the dynamic relationships between buildings and their occupants, stakeholders, and design participants;
c) Integrated processes for improving delivery of ultra-high-performance buildings;
d) Improving the design, construction, operation and maintenance of grid-connected buildings and communities supported by renewable energy sources and by distributed energy networks;
e) Smart buildings embedded with sensors (Internet of Things and wearable technologies) and supported with artificial intelligence;
f) Building-technology frontiers for construction automation and future construction workforce and job-place safety;
g) Emerging building materials and processes through the adaptation and integration of advanced computational and/or experimental technologies.

Assistantships/Fellowships can begin as early as January 2019, with positions also available for August 2019. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 15th for January start and by January 1st for August. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applicants should hold a bachelor or master’s degree in architectural engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline such as mechanical or civil engineering. Some fellowships are sponsored by the US Department of Education GAANN program and require that Fellows are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Applications should include: full resume, statement of intent, contact information for three references, official GRE scores, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (for International applicants). Please choose one of the topics noted above, or a closely related area of research, and designate it in your statement of intent. Please also indicate in your application if you are interested in the GAANN fellowship program. For more information about the department and to apply please visit –

Technical inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sez Atamturktur, Professor and Department Head (email: Department of Architectural Engineering, 104 Engineering Unit A, University Park, PA 16802. Process inquiries and questions about the GAANN program can be directed to Richelle Weiger, Graduate Program and Placement Coordinator, Department of Architectural Engineering at

  • Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Richelle Weiger
    Architectural Engineering
    Penn State University
    104 Engineering Unit a
    University Park, PA 16802
  • 814-865-6664


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