Professor & Director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE)

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Position Title Professor & Director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) Advertised Title Professor & Director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) Location New York City, NY Search Number F18-00073 Portfolio School of Architecture Business Unit School of Architecture Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Job Summary

The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, seeks candidates for the Director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE). The successful candidate will also play a leadership role in developing Rensselaer’s new research initiative at the intersections of Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems.

CASE is an Institute-wide research center located at Industry City in Brooklyn. CASE conducts interdisciplinary research focused on next generation building technologies for a sustainable built environment geared towards the accelerated innovation of radically new architectural systems that harness local ecological resources, and integrate human and natural systems. CASE draws collaborators from a wide range of disciplines, from both academia and from industry, emphasizing the invention, design, and development of transformative building systems and strategies.

Rensselaer is developing a major new research initiative focusing on the integration of advanced sensing, computational modeling and data analytics to control the flows of energy, information, materials and people in the built environment. Integrated with overarching policy, social and economic factors, this will drive transformative improvements in energy efficiency, productivity, and human well-being within and across buildings, neighborhoods and cities. CASE will serve as an important research platform for this initiative.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY, was founded in 1824, and is America’s first technological research institute. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

We are seeking candidates with demonstrated leadership and impact in the building of interdisciplinary research programs, in academic achievement, and with recognized expertise in architectural design and one or more related areas, such as: product/industrial design, building systems, environmental design and technology, novel materials solutions for the built environment, and computational design and technology. The successful candidate will demonstrate substantial creative achievement in the design of novel architectural systems through scholarly research, publications, awards, patents, built works, or exhibitions. The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree in his/her respective field and meet requirements for appointment as an Associate or Full Professor at the Institute.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Lead the development of a comprehensive and inclusive vision for advanced research into the next generation of ecologically-aware building systems;

Take advantage of Rensselaer’s extensive resources in science, engineering, computation, humanities, arts, and business to develop multi-disciplinary teams able to attract substantial funding from agencies, foundations and/or industry.

Lead the development of research-based Master’s and Ph.D. curricula that will educate future leaders in the field of ecologically focused building systems and integrate architecture students from Rensselaer’s professional programs.

Participate in outreach, recruiting, and other activities, and engage in service to the School of Architecture and the Institute.

Serve as a forceful, compelling and inspired advocate for the exciting and innovative next generation building systems research taking place at CASE on an international stage.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer

Job Posted Date In order to receive full consideration you must apply by Job Close Date New/Replacement Position Replacement Additional Information Instructions for Applying

We anticipate a Spring 2019 start date, although at the candidate’s request, an alternative start date might be taken under consideration.

Please direct questions about the application process to Prof. Ted Krueger, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, at [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals who apply before September 1, 2018, will receive first consideration. To apply, visit to complete an online application, and up load the following: current CV, letter of interest, statement of teaching, statement of research, portfolio (maximum 15 pages and 20Mb filesize 8.5”x11” in PDF format) and contact information for three (3) references.

Quicklink Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Contact Information for Three (3) or more references
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Application Document 1
  2. Optional Application Document 2
  3. Optional Application Document 3
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Posted: 12/29/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2019
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