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Faculty job opportunity

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Architecture - The Design School + School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

The Design School

Job description:

The Design School and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University seek applicants for one or more joint tenure/tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Architecture of Extreme Environments and Building (Innovation) Resiliencybeginning fall 2023. These positions are anticipated to be joint appointments between The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, depending on experience. These positions will be on the ASU Tempe campus.

We seek applicants who complement our abilities in designing, constructing and advancing sustainable built environments that provide long-lasting improvement to the human condition and that are coherently integrated with social and natural systems. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: building envelope optimization, thermal transfer properties, novel material and construction methods, building technologies and energy systems, building information modeling, industrialized construction, and construction and design challenges inherent to extreme environments. We are particularly interested in recruiting scholars who are focused on the design of resilient and adaptive built environments, with an emphasis on empowering and advancing communities that have historically been under-represented in infrastructure-related higher education and research. ASU is committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and is actively developing and participating in programs, policies, and partnerships that enhance access and confront and address learning disparities. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop and sustain a research program consistent with a tenure-track position, and engage in service within the institution and the profession.

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with the Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, design,  computing, and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience, and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and broaden student access across our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the Architecture Program

The Architecture Program has launched a new curriculum that is designed to be inclusive, innovative, and impactful, aimed towards excellence. The program offers a professional Master of Architecture (MArch) both in-person and online, a four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD) in Architectural Studies, and a Minor in Architectural Studies. In addition, the School supports two graduate research degree programs conferring respectively a Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment, and the Arts (PhD). We offer concurrent Master’s degree options with each of the other programs in The Design School. In addition, graduate students can pursue concurrent master’s degree options across ASU. More information about the Architecture Program can be found here.

About the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is one of the largest engineering programs in the United States with more than 29,000 students.  The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offers 25 undergraduate programs and 39 graduate programs in its seven schools.  We believe that engineering is more than a discipline — it’s a mindset, a way of looking at the world. Students in the Fulton Schools are part of a community of problem solvers, people who are passionate about designing and making innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. The Fulton Schools emphasize discovery, design, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal impact. We exceeded $150 million in research expenditures in FY2022, driving faculty, graduate and undergraduate research in a wide variety of core research themes including energy, health, sustainability, education and security.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Architecture, Design and the Environment, Building Science, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering or related discipline by the time of appointment;
  • Ability to contribute to the charter and mission of ASU, including our commitment to excellence and equity;
  • Evidence of excellence and innovation in research and teaching;
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in creative activity and research, teaching and/or service.

Desired qualifications:

  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of architecture, construction, and architectural technology in environmentally and socially responsible design practices;
  • Ability to obtain collaborative, transdisciplinary research funding;
  • Experience developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses; and
  • Interest or experience in teaching and learning in online and hybrid modalities.

Application deadline:

Application deadline is December 26, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they are received until the position is filled.

Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following information through Interfolio:

  • Cover letter outlining qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Statement about diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to your teaching and research endeavors* (two pages maximum)
  • Contact information for three references including name, e-mail address, and telephone number.

Please direct all inquiries to Search Committee Co-Chairs Thomas Hartman (thomas.hartman@asu.edu) and Elham Fini (efini@asu.edu).

All applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/117045

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Herberger Institute are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

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