Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Architecture


Keene State College


Keene, NH

Summary of Position

The Department of Sustainable Product Design and Architecture (SPDA) at Keene State College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Architecture Program beginning August 2021 to teach courses in building science, high performance building systems, sustainable architectural design, and commercial construction. Course formats include classroom teaching, lectures, and laboratories, and working with students on applied research projects. The Architecture Program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture with approximately 135 students, which is housed in the Technology Design and Safety Center, a LEED Platinum building, constructed in 2012. The facility includes architectural studio space, a building science laboratory, wood and metal labs that also serve closely associated programs in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation, Safety and Occupational Health, including its Construction Safety Management, and a Construction Management major. Altogether, the five majors account for approximately 550 students. The Architecture Program has a solid commitment to engaging students in real-world projects as undergraduates and highly values undergraduate hands-on and digital research. Students work on community-based design and analysis projects for non-profits in the local region and for developing countries. The program promotes sustainable design in all aspects of the curriculum.

Teaching load is twelve credits, typically three 4 credit courses, per academic semester. Teaching responsibilities will focus primarily on building science. The successful candidate will take an active role in integrating sustainable design in all aspects of the curriculum. Additional responsibilities include participating in departmental activities including advising, serving on campus-wide committees, and maintaining an active record of scholarship and professional development. As part of their regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, faculty members may teach courses both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program. For more information about this program, please see: Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitments to well-being and to sustainability that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.

At Keene State College, we share a commitment to diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements of academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Arts focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing above responsibilities
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample of professional work, such as, a digital design/research portfolio of built and unbuilt work, building energy modeling, and published research in peer-reviewed journals or published articles
  • Three (3) letters of current reference*

*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application, you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit letter of recommendation if your application advances. Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit materials by Monday, November 30, 2020.

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Architecture (M.Arch), Masters of Science in Architecture (M.S.), and/or Building Science (M.S.) or higher, 3 years of professional architectural and/or building science industry experience, and 2 years of college/university level teaching experience in architecture and/or building science. All candidates must demonstrate a record of accomplishment in their area of expertise, which includes a digital design/research portfolio of built and unbuilt work, building energy modeling, and/or published research in journals or articles.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Professional licensing in architecture; proficiency in professional and industry software applications related to Building Energy Modeling, CAD, commercial construction, and visual representation. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Salary Information

Salary is based on the prevailing Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $69,840. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

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Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. Located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City, the region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit:,, or

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1. * Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?

  • Yes
  • No

2. If yes, which location(s): (Open Ended Question)

3. * Indicate your highest level of education.

  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Technical School
  • Associate
  • Bachelor's Master's
  • Ph.D.
  • J.D.
  • M.D.
  • Other (Please Specify)

4. If you chose "Other" regarding level of education, please specify here: (Open Ended Question)

5. * How many years of experience do you have in relation to the minimum qualifications of this posting?

  • None 1-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-10
  • 10-15
  • 15+

6. Please provide the name of any licenses/certifications- including issuing organization, license/certification number and expiration date. Also indicate if the license/certification is current or anticipated. (Open Ended Question)

7. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?

  • Yes
  • No

Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita

Optional Documents

  1. (3) Professional References Contact Info
  2. Scholarly Documents (1)
  3. Recent Publications (1)
  4. Portfolio 1 
  5. Digital Images
  6. Other 1