Lecturer - Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Boone, North Carolina
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION:  Lecturer in the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment (STBE), beginning August 15, 2017.  This is a full-time position with benefits and the possibility of a multi-year contract.

DEPARTMENT:  The STBE Department houses three academic programs: the BS in Sustainable Technology; the BS in Building Science, with three concentrations; and the MS in Technology, with four concentrations (http://tec.appstate.edu/). The Department includes 18 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. Their work exemplifies a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, with specific emphases on renewable energy, resource conservation, and sustainable design and construction of healthy, high-performance buildings. Students in these programs have achieved notable successes in national and international competitions, including the Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge, the USDOE Race to Zero and Solar Decathlon, Solar Decathlon Europe, and USEPA P3 competitions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses related to sustainability and renewable energy technology in the Sustainable Technology program and expand the professional contacts of the program in the renewable energy industry. Other responsibilities include participating in program and departmental service work, and maintaining and enhancing student/research labs.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned master’s or doctoral degree in a related field of technology, science or engineering is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience computer modeling of renewable energy systems, instrumentation, or in the design and installation of photovoltaic systems. Candidates with university-level teaching experience will be preferred.

THE UNIVERSITY:   Appalachian State University is a member institution of the multi-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian has approximately 18,500 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs. Appalachian is considered one of the outstanding universities in the South and consistently ranks among the top schools nationwide for its commitment to sustainability. The University stresses excellence in teaching and prides itself on outstanding working relationships between students and faculty.

THE COMMUNITY: Boone, North Carolina, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area is known for mountain views, beautiful scenery, and diverse cultural offerings. The 3,300-foot elevation makes for cool summers, spectacular fall scenery, and exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION: Review of candidates will begin June 1st, 2017 and the search will remain open until filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter that summarizes key qualifications; a current CV; most recent transcripts (official or unofficial); and names, titles, and complete contact information for three references. Required documents shall be submitted as a single PDF file, labeled “[lastname]-ST-lecturer.” Send applications as an email attachment to raywe@appstate.edu with the subject heading: “ST Lecturer.”

For more information about this position, contact:  Dr. James Houser, Search Committee Chair @ houserjb@appstate.edu/ 828-262-3123.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chairperson, Dr. James Houser. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.