Assistant Professor (Architectural Engineering)

Position Details

Position Information

Department Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)
Position Title Assistant Professor
Job Title Assistant Professor (Architectural Engineering)
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 9
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Tenure Track (Annual)
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience
Position Summary

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University is expanding to further increase the impact of its mission of research and education and invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month Assistant Professor position in Architectural Engineering to begin in Fall 2018. Outstanding candidates may also be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Hire with tenure requires candidate’s dossier to be successfully reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Office of Academic Affairs.

The individual in this position is expected to perform a combination of duties related to teaching and research in one or more of the Architectural Engineering (ARE) disciplines of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; electrical and lighting systems; building envelopes; building energy systems; or related areas.

The OSU College of Engineering has committed to being recognized as a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is home to the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation and the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Center. A new facility named the Complex for Resilient Infrastructure and Safety (CRIS) is currently under development. The School currently offers B.S., M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Management. The School has approximately 1000 undergraduate and 185 graduate students. The faculty includes 39 members, with areas of specialization that currently include construction engineering management, engineering education, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.

A new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Architectural Engineering (ARE) will provide students with breadth and depth in the engineering sciences of buildings and their systems: structural systems; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; electrical and lighting systems; and construction engineering and management. The program will emphasize integration across architectural engineering disciplines as well as with the existing civil engineering and construction engineering management programs. The ARE program will allow students to specialize in a chosen discipline while gaining the knowledge and skills to become leaders in the sustainable design and construction of buildings.

The Architectural Engineering (ARE) program and faculty will support OSU’s mission and goals for education, research and service by providing an integrated, multidisciplinary program in the engineering sciences of buildings and their systems. The AE program will both leverage and strengthen the existing curricula and research in Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE). New ARE courses and faculty will broaden the school’s impact in OSU’s signature area of advancing the science of sustainable earth ecosystems, to now encompass the ecological footprint associated with energy efficient buildings and sustainable design and construction practices. Students already interested in CCE will have an additional option and competitive advantage in an ARE program that will provide them with knowledge and skills to become leaders in sustainable building design and construction.

Position Duties

50% Teaching
Three to four courses per year (graduate and undergraduate), curriculum development, innovation in course delivery and design, advising of undergraduate and graduate students, and extended education efforts. Develop and conduct student assessments and proper documentation.

40% Research
Develop an externally funded, nationally-recognized research program. Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and other publications and disseminate research through presentations at regional, national and international professional meetings.

10% Service
Serve on school, college, and university committees, participate in professional activities, interact with students, and engage in outreach activities. Cooperation with the school faculty and staff members to support ongoing efforts is expected. Specific workload assignments are at the discretion of the School Head.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must:

Have earned a Ph.D. with an emphasis in an Architectural Engineering discipline by date of employment;

Demonstrate the potential to develop an externally-funded independent research program, to publish peer-reviewed scholarly papers in the academic discipline, and to collaborate with researchers across disciplines including but not limited to those represented in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering;

Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to architectural engineering;

To be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor level, the candidate must have teaching experience, research experience and publications commensurate with these levels to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University.

The School is committed to maintaining and enhancing a diverse environment.

Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity (e.g., mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, fostering positive and affirming faculty interactions across difference, challenging structural/cultural barriers that limit movement towards social equality in engineering education and practice).

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

For hire at the Associate Professor and Professor levels, it is preferred that this academic rank has already been granted at a major university.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01733UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 11/08/2017
Full Consideration Date 01/20/2018
Closing Date 02/28/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 01/20/2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date or until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

The following documents are required to be attached as electronic documents with your application:

1) A cover letter highlighting how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position and how these will help you make an impact at Oregon State University.

2) A curriculum vita that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone contact numbers.

3) A teaching statement (maximum three pages) describing your teaching experience and philosophy.

4) A research statement (maximum three pages) describing your proposed research program and how it leverages strengths of the School, College, and University.

5) A diversity/inclusion statement (one page) outlining how your experience, education, and/or training might help us to build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community.

For additional information please contact: Kathy Westberg at 541-737-1786 or e-mail

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Professional References
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Statement of Research
  6. Statement of Teaching
Optional Documents