[Bldg-sim] Tenure Track Position in Sustainable Design: Energy Simulation and Modeling - Catholic U

Guy, G. Bradley GUY at cua.edu
Mon Nov 12 14:47:31 PST 2012

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you of the following Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure Track Position we are advertising in our highly successful Master of Science in Sustainable Design program at The Catholic University of America.

Our location in the District of Columbia offers unique opportunities to interact with national and international institutions - we are proud to be developing pilot courses with both USGBC/GBCI and NIBS – as well as grant awarding bodies. Our campus is committed to sustainable policies and supports the work our faculty and students are undertaking; we have the largest photovoltaic panel installation in DC; our students have embarked on a program to LEED certify campus buildings starting with our own school of architecture; we have put together Team Capitol DC (Catholic U, George Washington U and American U) for the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition; we are committed to an annual symposium – the next being on the topic Reclaim + Remake, April 11-13, 2013, http://architecture.cua.edu/reclaimremake


The position description is given below and can also be found at:


Please circulate amongst any colleagues, friends who you think might be interested.

Sustainable Design: Energy Simulation and Modeling

School of Architecture & Planning

Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure Track


The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning in Washington, D.C., seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Sustainable Design: Energy Simulation and Modeling (Full-Time, Tenure-Track).

The Catholic University of America has the oldest and largest School of Architecture and Planning in the Washington metropolitan region. The school is recognized for high quality design balancing theory and practice, as well as for its long-standing ties to the professional community. Our strong design culture and creative community spirit attract a local, national, and international faculty and student body. The school offers the pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Its graduate programs include the accredited Master of Architecture and a post-professional Master of Architectural Studies; two additional graduate programs, the Master of Science in Sustainable Design and the Master of City and Regional Planning, add to the traditional offerings of the school.

The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university’s mission and goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have significant expertise in the integration of sustainable environmental control technologies and building design at an advanced level through the use of simulation software as well as traditional methods. Faculty filling this position will be required to teach a two course sequence in energy modeling and simulation as well as elective courses on related topics. The ideal candidate will balance theory and practice, exhibiting skills in both lecturing and studio critique; clear communication with both graduate and undergraduate level students is an essential requirement. A related research agenda, publications, and grants are important considerations. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience or potential in teaching and will possess a terminal or professional degree in architecture or engineering and fluency in software applications related to the area of expertise. Added consideration will be given for additional credentials beyond the professional degree (e.g., Ph.D.). Primary duties will include teaching at the graduate level within the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program. The position may involve participation in design studios, lectures, advanced seminars, the supervision of thesis students, and student advising. Research/creative activities and school/university/community service are also required, as per faculty handbook expectations. Research may be creative, professional, or theoretical. External grants, commissions, competitions, committee duties, and service to the community, University, and the school are important.

PROCESS:  Please send a letter of interest; a curriculum vita; a one-page written statement of professional, pedagogical, and research interests and goals; a 20-page (max.) nonreturnable portfolio of research work samples and/or projects; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should also include a specific, brief statement of how their work relates to the mission of the University and of the School, available on the website. Refer all materials to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee (Sustainable Design)

School of Architecture and Planning

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC 20064

We will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit the school’s website at http://architecture.cua.edu

The Catholic University of America is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, veterans’ status, or physical or mental disabilities.

Call for Abstracts Due EXTENDED to November 19, 2012
Reclaim + Remake Symposium, April 11-13, 2013

Bradley Guy, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Director
Center for Building Stewardship
Assistant Professor
School of Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064
GUY at cua.edu<mailto:GUY at cua.edu>

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