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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
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Lawrence, KS, United States
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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
17 days ago
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
2 days ago

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Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the discipline of architectural engineering with emphasis on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), building mechanical systems, and building thermal science. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs and to contribute to the research community.

This search is focused on those candidates exploring cutting edge efforts in one or more of the following: heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), building mechanical systems, and building thermal science. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in architectural or mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of joining the department. Candidates must demonstrate potential to develop an externally funded research program and to design and teach high quality undergraduate and graduate courses.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/. The successful candidate will address KU's themes.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU's vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/.

The target starting date is January 1, 2023 or August 18, 2023. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

About the University of Kansas 
The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states, 20.6% of KU students are members of minority groups. The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence also offers numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of good restaurants.
 Job Description

40%    
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HVAC-R, building mechanical systems, and building thermal science. Develop courses and participate in curriculum development. Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students throughout the course of their studies.

40%    
Perform and conduct research related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), building mechanical systems, and/or building thermal science. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of choice leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals as well as participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Supervise M.S. and Ph.D. studies.

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Perform service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank, including committee service to department, School, and University. Also includes national and international service to the profession.Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent in architectural or mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of joining the department.
  • Demonstrable expertise in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), building mechanical systems, and building thermal science.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others as evidenced in application materials and interview.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded research program and to design and teach high quality undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research agenda; (4) teaching philosophy statement; and (5) the names, email and contact information for three professional references. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application:
    • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
    Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI initiatives within the required application materials provided.  Application review will begin October 3, 2022 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 65053419
    • Location:
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • Position Title: Assistant Professor - Architectural Engineering
    • Company Name For Job: University of Kansas
    • Job Sector: Academic Faculty,
      Business and Law Faculty,
      Education,
      Engineering,
      Medical Faculty
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