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SBSE Announcements


Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Integrated Building Systems

The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University seeks a creative and collaborative faculty member to join the Department of Architecture with expertise in integrated building systems. System expertise in thermodynamic technologies for heating, cooling, ventilation and building enclosure is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in water systems, electrical systems, lighting or acoustics. The full-time position will be at a rank appropriate to the successful candidate’s experience and the appointment is expected to commence in August 2017.



The College seeks applicants who have experience within architecture or allied disciplines such as architectural engineering, mechanical engineering or building sciences. Applicants are expected to hold a terminal degree in their discipline and candidates with appropriate academic experience, professional experience and licensure will be preferred.

Successful candidates will build upon the University’s dedication to design disciplines through an integrated, multi- disciplinary and critical process. Collaboration with College faculty and the ability to teach architecture students through an active, inspiring and meaningful process is important for this position.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach in a lecture and problem-based learning format, be able to relate sustainable building technologies to architectural design, and to engage studio and thesis formats where technology is fully integrated with architecture. A clear and relevant research and scholarship agenda is expected with opportunities to support classroom content and student research.


Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University was founded by the Lawrence brothers in 1932, adjacent to Henry Ford’s automotive research and assembly facilities. The University is now expanding a 120-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan and has recently opened the Center for Design and Technology in the heart of Detroit. LTU supports study programs in Europe, South America and Asia and serves a diverse student body that reflects the vibrant culture and communities of Detroit. Since its inception the University has been committed to building a diverse student and faculty body and continually seeks to strengthen this diversity with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. The University motto of “Theory and Practice” is exercised daily with emphasis on teaching, mentoring and leadership. Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.


Application Materials Required

Candidates e-mail the following as a single PDF to Kate Roy at

  • 1-2 page letter of interest

  • curriculum vitae

  • list of three references with contact information

  • concise portfolio of relevant academic and professional work

  • concise portfolio with samples of student work

  • 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy



Applications will be reviewed commencing on December 15, 2016. Applications wishing to receive full consideration should submit materials prior to February 1, 2017.


Construction Science Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The University of Texas at San Antonio                                                                  

Location: San Antonio, Texas
 October 20, 2016
Application Due: Posting will remain open until filled; Review of applications will begin on December 05, 2016

Intended Date of Hire: August 16, 2017

Type: Salaried/Full Time
Starting Salary Range:
$68,500 - $73,500/Annualized

About UTSA

The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its three campuses: 1604 Campus, Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures. With nearly 30,000 students enrolled in 147 degree programs, UTSA is the second-largest component of The University of Texas System and one of the state's fastest-growing public universities. We offer 67 bachelor's, 56 master's and 24 doctoral degree programs; and with additional doctoral program’s and five more master's programs in the planning, UTSA is rapidly moving toward classification as a doctoral/research intensive institution.

The Construction Science Department, within the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP), located in downtown San Antonio, one of America's oldest and most vibrant urban environments where design, construction, and research find unique topics of inquiry,  is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor position. 

Responsibilities for the position include developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, conducting scholarly research such as, but not limited to, peer reviewed publications and externally funded research projects, and making service contributions within the University, College, and Department as well as construction industry and profession. Candidates should have a clear research agenda/strategy and be motivated to pursue external funding, be prepared to develop professional opportunities for students, and to participate in the further development of the department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Construction or a related field (Construction, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Built Environment, etc.) If ABD, must complete all requirements for the degree upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach, and experience or research in two of the following areas: Building Information Modeling (BIM), information technology applications in construction management, and simulation and modeling, or other project management or pre-construction related skills.

For complete position announcement and to apply to the job, along with the online application process, access the UTSA Human Resources website at You will be required to include: a Curriculum vitae; a list of at least three references with all contact information, and letter of application. This is a security sensitive position.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.  UTSA is a tobacco free campus.  The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Professor and Director; Building Construction Science Program; College of Architecture, Art, and Design; Mississippi State University

The Building Construction Science Program at Mississippi State University (MSU) seeks an innovative, collaborative leader to work with faculty, staff, and students and guide program development and growth. The Program, one of only two studio-based construction programs in the US, produces innovative collaborative leaders in the construction management profession through an immersive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary educational environment. The unique studio-based curriculum (, combined with the program’s setting in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design (, provides a learning environment for active engagement with multiple disciplines in hands-on problem-solving experiences in the built environment.

Mississippi State, a public land-grant institution, is the state’s flagship research university and one of only a few universities to earn both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU’s mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service ( The Program Director plays a lead role in developing the Building Construction Science Program and providing leadership within the Program, the College, and the University.

Description of major responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, and administer all aspects of the Building Construction Science Program including curriculum and program development, recruitment and retention, human resources, physical resources, and fiscal resources.

  • Foster collegiality, build consensus, and articulate and promote the Program's goals and interests.

  • Lead the program in preparation for accreditation.

  • Work with the Office of the Dean, the Office of Research and Economic Development, and the MSU Foundation to increase private and institutional support for research, facilities, scholarships, endowments, and advancement.

  • Develop and maintain University and community relationships and outreach.

  • Continue individual research/creative achievement at the national and/or international level.

Required qualifications:

The candidate must hold a Master's Degree in Construction Management/Science or a closely related field and must have university teaching and administrative experience and relevant professional construction industry experience. The candidate's vita must demonstrate scholarship, academic achievement, and the energy and intellect to work collaboratively with the faculty to develop a challenging and compelling vision of construction education, particularly in the area of studio-inquiry and problem-based instructional pedagogies. The candidate must have received tenure and be eligible for or demonstrate sufficient academic accomplishment to quality for appointment at the Professor level with tenure.

Application deadline:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to begin employment on or before July 1, 2017.


Instructions for applying:

Applicants must apply online ( and upload applications materials. Please refer to the MSU website for instructions (, position number 493888.


MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity of our student population.


New Masters Course in Environmental Architecture 

The Mackintosh School of Architecture is pleased to announce a new Masters course in Environmental Architecture based within the highly successful Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit, at the Glasgow School of Art.  

The Masters in Environmental Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, provides students with specialist knowledge and insight into the relationships between low energy architectural design, energy and indoor environmental performance, and building occupants.  

The programme is based on the research strengths of the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) and benefits from informed teaching through engagement with live projects.   

The programme offers balanced academic and practical content. Students explore the latest developments in environmental design theory and practice; and there are also opportunities to participate in on-going MEARU research projects. Students will work within an architectural school with a well-established design culture, and within a specialist research unit providing key research skills.  

Futher information is here:


SBSE Election 2015

We're pleased to announce that Ulrike Passe has been unanimously elected SBSE president-elect and Alex Rempel has also been unanimously re-relected Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations to Ulrike and Alex!!

With the election results in Alfredo Fernández-González is now SBSE president, while Pablo LaRoche becomes past-president.

Many thanks to Ihab Elzeyadi for his six years of service in the SBSE president track!!



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