Environmental Systems Educator/Researcher

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

The Department of Architecture is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position, available August 20, 2004, in the environmental systems technologies area. The department seeks candidates with an excellent level of technical expertise, a passion for design in all its forms, an ability to inspire and lead students, and a strong commitment to research and scholarship. The content areas covered in the existing environmental systems courses include the traditional subjects required by NAAB accreditation of the Department of Architecture curriculum. New initiatives in modularized teaching-a distribution of environmental control systems teaching across the degree program-and a concentration at the graduate level may be developed. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to and participate in this effort, and responsibilities may include teaching architectural design studio.

The College of Architecture and Planning houses a number of programs and research centers, including the Building Futures Institute (BFI) and the Land Design Institute (LDI). In addition, the university-level Center for Energy Research/Education/Service which is housed in the building maintains close programmatic links with the department and college. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with these research centers or other programs in securing funding for research that will utilize the collective expertise of staff, affiliated faculty, and students.

Ongoing developments, such as the university-wide Clustered Minors in Environmentally Sustainable Practices, the biannual Greening of the Campus conferences, the use of electronic media in the delivery of environmental systems content, and the development and maintenance of the ongoing Visiting Scholars program, represent some of the CERES initiatives structured to link research and education and to foster interdisciplinary energy-related environmental systems research/education/service. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in these initiatives as well as the development of new interdisciplinary programs. Exceptional facilities, abundant technological resources, unique university positioning, substantial indirect support and summer employment options make this opportunity very attractive..

Minimum qualification: terminal degree in architecture or allied disciplines by first day of employment. Preferred qualifications: registration (license to practice architecture or engineering); experience in teaching, experience in professional practice, and a record of publications and/or appropriate research projects as evidence of scholarly and professional contributions; expertise in a number of areas (solar and/or carbon fuel heating, natural versus electrical ventilation, air conditioning, natural versus electrical lighting, as well as water services, fire prevention, egress/elevatoring, acoustics, energy conservation and building performance); domestic and foreign travel as related to research and professional involvement.

Send letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and samples of professional, creative, and/or academic course work (which will not be returned) to: Stephen Kendall, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Architecture, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. (Tel: 765.285.1900; Fax: 765.285.1765) Nominations are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu/cap/arch/arch/html)

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.