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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Design

Office of the Dean - HCAD

Reports To:
Branko Kolarevic

Position Type:

Position Summary:
The J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in Sustainable Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment is within the School of Architecture at the Hillier College of Architecture and Design, with anticipated cross-disciplinary engagement with students in the School of Art + Design.
The Hillier College at NJIT offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for teaching, research, and service. It has graduate and undergraduate programs in architecture, planning, interior, industrial, and digital design. It is one of six colleges and schools in a public polytechnic university that attracts a diversity of students, and that encourages collaboration across disciplines. It is located in Newark, New Jersey, in proximity to New York City, and to many other communities in the larger metropolitan region.

Essential Functions:
The successful candidate will demonstrate accomplishments as a designer with a focus on sustainability and/or performance-based building design, a demonstrated research agenda and exceptional teaching capabilities. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in performance modeling and simulation in architectural design. The successful candidate should be able to teach design studios, core courses and electives, focusing upon the integration of sustainability and performance in architectural design.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
Minimum qualification is a professional degree in architecture, with a MSc or PhD and/or professional licensure preferred.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, statement of interests, and a list of three references. Applicants should also provide a link in their cover letter to a digital portfolio containing samples of scholarly work, research, design projects and their students’ work in a PDF Format. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2020. The position, however, will remain open until filled. As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment, and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.


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