Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Architecture


University System of New Hampshire


Keene, NH
Long Classification Title  
Location Keene State College
Department KSC Architecture & SPDI [KPDARS]
Summary of Position

The Department of Sustainable Product Design and Architecture at Keene State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Sustainable Architecture and Building Science Program (SABS) beginning Fall 2020. The focus of the position will be teaching courses in architectural design, visual communication, and digital technology. Additional areas may include design-build, commercial construction and building information modeling (BIM). Course formats include classroom teaching, lectures, and laboratories, and working with students on applied research projects.

The Sustainable Architecture and Building Science Program is a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture major with approximately 120 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 shops that also serve closely associated programs in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation and Safety and Occupational Health, including its Construction Safety Management major. Altogether, the three majors account for approximately 600 students. The SABS Program has a solid commitment to engaging students in real-world projects as undergraduates and highly values undergraduate 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 three (4 credit) courses per academic semester. Teaching responsibilities will focus on architectural design. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in integrating digital technology 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. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach courses in the College’s 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 commitment to well-being 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 an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to 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 Education 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
• Curriculum Vitae
• Sample of professional work, such as, a design portfolio of digital images of built and unbuilt work, and/or published research in journals or articles.
• Three (3) letters of recommendation*

*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 to your application.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit materials by February 14, 2020.

Posting Number/Job Order # PF0360FY20
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in Architectural Design or related field, or a Master’s degree in Architecture; 3 years of professional experience; and 2 years of college/university level teaching experience in architecture. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with professional architectural licensure; 7 years minimum of professional experience; and 2 years of college/university level teaching experience in architecture will be considered.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Professional licensing is preferred. For all candidates, a record of accomplishment in their area of expertise is desired, which includes a design portfolio of digital images of built and unbuilt work, and published research in journals or articles.

Salary Information

Salary at the rank of Assistant Professor will be based on the Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and was at $69,840 minimum in fall 2019. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Faculty Information Tenure-Track
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify  
Type of Position Faculty


Posting Details
Posting Date 01/07/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date  
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date  
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. We are 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, please visit:, or

This position is responsible for the supervision of Does not supervise
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. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Special Instructions to Applicants  


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. * 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. Portfolio 1
  3. Digital Images
  4. Recent Publications (1)
  5. Scholarly Documents (1)
  6. Other 1
  7. Other 2
  8. Other 3