College of Architecture and the Built Environment

The M.S. in Sustainable Design Program at Thomas Jefferson University is seeking a new faculty member to join the full-time faculty of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment. The position is for a nine-month, full-time faculty position in the practice scholar, teacher-scholar, or tenure track. Academic rank, track, and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates are expected to teach and develop new critical insights into one or more areas central to the curriculum listed below. Other areas of knowledge, research and teaching in sustainability beyond the specializations listed are considered valuable.

  • Fundamental Principles of Sustainable Design
  • Adaptive and Resilient Design
  • Resilient and Sustainable Design for Communities and Urban Ecology
  • Design of Net-Zero and Living Buildings and Sustainable Building Systems and Simulation
  • Building Performance Simulations and Life Cycle Assessments
  • Leadership in Sustainability

Required Credential:
Candidates must possess one of the following categories of acceptable academic credentials:  1) a terminal combination of a professional bachelor’s and a master’s degree, 2) a terminal professional master’s degree, or 3) a doctorate. At least one of the disciplines for the degrees should be in a built environment discipline with expertise in sustainable design, sustainability, and/or resilience. Foreign equivalents to U.S. degrees are acceptable.

Desired Qualifications:
A professional license, as well as LEED, WELL, or other similar credentials, are desirable. Special consideration is given to candidates who have demonstrated successful experiences teaching sustainable design studios, seminar classes and/or lecture classes in one of the areas listed above. Preference is given to candidates who provide evidence of research through scholarship or critical practice that significantly impacts building practices. Candidates should have classroom experience using advanced digital software and technologies related to the discipline. Candidates with at least three years of professional work experience are preferred. The ability of the candidate to add intellectual diversity to the department, work successfully with diverse students and colleagues, and mentor diverse students and junior colleagues is desired.

Application Submission Instructions:
Candidates should submit in digital format: 1) a letter of application, 2) a statement on teaching philosophy and research / creative agenda (3-page maximum), 3) curriculum vitae, 4) a statement on diversity, equity & inclusion (discussing past, current, and potential future contributions), 5) portfolio of teaching and professional work (25-page maximum) and 6) names and contact information of three references.

The preferred submission deadline for materials is January 15, 2023. The search will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

Submissions must be made in the Jefferson HR portal and also emailed to Questions should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Robert Fryer,

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