Two Faculty Positions in Penn State Architecture

Two Faculty Positions in Architecture with concentrations in:

  1. Design Computing
  2. Sustainability

The Department of Architecture in the Stuckeman School at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking exceptional individuals for two tenure-line positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department is defined by teaching excellence in graduate and undergraduate programs, the delivery of NAAB accredited curricula and by four research clusters.

The Department is housed in the Stuckeman School, a thriving inter-disciplinary research environment for collaborative partners. Two labs are centers for research engaging faculty and graduate students: The Hamer Center for Community Design and Stuckeman Center for Design Computing. Stuckeman endowments provide research seed funding; several faculty are co-appointed to University research institutes; faculty are successful recipients of competitive awards and external research funding.

Prospective candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence, and describe their ability to make substantial contributions to one or more of the Department’s four research clusters by linking their specific research topics and presenting a history of scholarship through publications, exhibitions or awards. The Department is seeking individuals whose research is focused on:

  1. Design Computing position: the use of computing technology, particularly virtual and augmented reality in the design, construction, and/or maintenance of the built environment. The successful candidate should be able to benefit from and actively contribute to the development of the computational curriculum and VR facilities in the school and the university.
  2. Sustainability position: the leading-edge research and discourse in sustainability, with specializations such as resource conservation, lifecycle assessment, performance analysis and optimization, innovative building technologies, urban ecology, environmental economics, sustainability policy, or environmental justice. The successful candidate will assume a key role in interdisciplinary research collaborations, and is co-funded through Penn State University’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE). The successful candidate should be a collaborative leader who will promote andenhance excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary research.

The Department’s four research clusters are:

Culture, Society, Space:

Design Computing:

Material Matters:


A terminal degree in architecture is required. Candidates with professional experience, architectural licensure and a doctoral degree are especially encouraged to apply.

Penn State [] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research University serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society’s public and private sectors. As a land-grant University, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge.

Further information on the Stuckeman School can be found at Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit their applications via Penn State’s Electronic Jobs Management System (EJMS):, including a letter of interest that positions the applicant in the arena of computation or sustainability and outlines the area of expertise, curriculum vitae, an abbreviated portfolio (not to exceed 20 pages) that includes selected samples of teaching, creative accomplishments, research, or professional practice projects (a more thorough and complete portfolio may be requested of selected finalists), and a list of three or more references who may be contacted.  Please direct any questions to the faculty search committee chair, Professor Ute Poerschke (

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Penn State is committed to Affirmative Action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.