Architectural Engineering – Assistant Professor Search

Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering/Building Sciences, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the broadly-defined area of Architectural Engineering/Building Sciences. The position requires an earned doctorate in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a related field. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program aligned with the department’s strategic vision, which includes an emphasis on design, construction, and operation of buildings and built environments in the context of changing climate, sustainability, and emerging technologies. The candidate is expected to have a broad understanding of the building sciences, including building physics. The ability to apply forefront tools to this field, including (but not limited to) data science and analytics, AI, AR, digital/automated fabrication and construction, and Smart World and systems engineering is preferred. Mentoring and support of research personnel, such as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, is expected.

Candidates must be able to contribute to the department teaching mission in architectural engineering, which includes design for changing climate. We are particularly interested in candidates that can bridge engineering and architectural design within a project-based design studio setting. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop new courses in their area of expertise, advise students and student projects, and effectively serve the profession and the institution.

WPI is finishing a $17 million renovation of the department’s current building, and is completing a new academic building that will provide additional space for Smart World/Smart Infrastructure including advanced architectural engineering.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was ranked first in the nation in the category of “Schools that do the Best in Combining Scholarly Research with Classroom Instruction” by the Wall Street Journal. WPI is consistently ranked among the top national universities, and in the top 50 most innovative universities, by US News and World Report. WPI is known for its project-based curriculum, affording students the opportunity to witness and help solve problems all over the world. Worcester is a growing center of scientific and technological innovation (housing eight colleges and universities) located about one hour west of Boston.

WPI is a highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first. WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. Faculty, students, and other partners work collaboratively on the real-world projects and purpose-driven research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. Our department and institute are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, irrespective of their race, class, gender, or sexual orientation, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals.  We recognize that the value of diversity lies not only in the social environment in which education takes place, but also in the content of the education itself.

Review of applications will commence Jan. 1, 2022.  We expect the position to be filled in time for a start in July of 2022. Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of the following required documents, which should be combined into a single pdf file and submitted through WPI’s online application platform:

1) Cover letter addressing alignment between the department’s and candidate’s interests/ vision

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Statement of research plans

4) Statement of teaching experience and philosophy

5) Statement of diversity, equity and inclusion

6) List of at least three references with affiliation and full contact information

7) Candidates may include up to 3 representative research publications and/or a portfolio of creative and professional work, submitted as a single pdf document

Inquiries can be addressed to Carrick M. Eggleston, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute;

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.