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Faculty Position in Architecture + Smart Building Technologies

Post Date:

November 6, 2017


Virginia Tech


Blacksburg, VA


The Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, in coordination with the Departments of Computer Science and Industrial Systems Engineering, invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in Architecture + Smart Building Technologies to begin August 2018.

Candidates are expected to align with the broader university initiative on
Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities (IIHCC) Destination Area (  This Destination Area focuses on the interdependencies between humans, community, and infrastructure with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life around the globe. We seek scholars who are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

We are seeking candidates with a background in design and experience in the integration of smart digital technologies in built environments. They should have some experience with sensor technology, multi-modal interfaces, building controls, and be able to bridge the work between the architects, interior designers, industrial designers, computer scientists, and mechanical and electrical engineers to best seamlessly integrate and ideate new building technologies. Relevant research interests include, but are not limited to, building performance and energy management, building comfort and ease of use, healthy living, aging in place, and accessibility. The successful candidate will be working with the FutureHAUS research team on many concepts for buildings of the future which include advanced industrialized construction methods as well as integrated smart technologies (

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or a Masters degree + professional license in the areas of architecture, industrial design or related fields, (foreign equivalents accepted). Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor rank must demonstrate significant scholarship and teaching ability while candidates at the Assistant Professor level should show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability. A completed application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement that addresses candidate’s experience in smart building technologies and a diversity statement addressing how their research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.  More information about this topic is available at;  All applicants must also provide names of three references.

Applications will be accepted online at

Inquiries concerning the position or application process should be directed to Amy Hogan, Assistant Provost for Leadership Initiatives, at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

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