Tenure-Track Integrated Building Systems Faculty Position

Lawrence Tech

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Integrated Building Systems

The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University seeks a creative and collaborative faculty member to join the Department of Architecture with expertise in integrated building systems. System expertise in thermodynamic technologies for heating, cooling, ventilation and building enclosure is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in water systems, electrical systems, lighting or acoustics. The full-time position will be at a rank appropriate to the successful candidate’s experience and the appointment is expected to commence in August 2017.


The College seeks applicants who have experience within architecture or allied disciplines such as architectural engineering, mechanical engineering or building sciences. Applicants are expected to hold a terminal degree in their discipline and candidates with appropriate academic experience, professional experience and licensure will be preferred.

Successful candidates will build upon the University’s dedication to design disciplines through an integrated, multi- disciplinary and critical process. Collaboration with College faculty and the ability to teach architecture students through an active, inspiring and meaningful process is important for this position.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach in a lecture and problem-based learning format, be able to relate sustainable building technologies to architectural design, and to engage studio and thesis formats where technology is fully integrated with architecture. A clear and relevant research and scholarship agenda is expected with opportunities to support classroom content and student research.

Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University was founded by the Lawrence brothers in 1932, adjacent to Henry Ford’s automotive research and assembly facilities. The University is now expanding a 120-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan and has recently opened the Center for Design and Technology in the heart of Detroit. LTU supports study programs in Europe, South America and Asia and serves a diverse student body that reflects the vibrant culture and communities of Detroit. Since its inception, the University has been committed to building a diverse student and faculty body and continually seeks to strengthen this diversity with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. The University motto of “Theory and Practice” is exercised daily with emphasis on teaching, mentoring and leadership. Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Application Materials Required

Candidates e-mail the following as a single PDF to Kate Roy at kroy@ltu.edu:

  • 1-2 page letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of three references with contact information
  • concise porVolio of relevant academic and professional work
  • concise porVolio with samples of student work
  • 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy


Applications will be reviewed commencing on December 15, 2016. Applications wishing to receive full consideration should submit materials prior to February 1, 2017.