Appalachian State Seeks Professor of Appropriate Technology

Appalachian State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Professor or Practitioner in Residence in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design beginning August 2014.

This person would teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses related to sustainability and renewable energy technologies in the Appropriate Technology program and expand the professional contacts of the program in the renewable energy industry. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active scholarly agenda, advising students, participating in service work, and improving student and research labs.  A Practitioner in Residence position would not require an active scholarly agenda, but would have a greater emphasis on teaching and service activities.

Candidates who have earned a doctorate in a related field of technology, science or engineering are preferred; however, candidates who have completed all of their doctorate except their dissertation will be considered at the rank of Instructor for up to two years. Preference will be given to candidates with 1) experience in the design, installation, commissioning, and performance testing of renewable energy systems 2) demonstrated teaching experience, and 3) an active research agenda demonstrated by journal publications and/or external research funding.

Candidates with Appropriate Technology experience, but with no doctoral program work, will be considered if they have an Engineering Master’s degree and professional licensure. In addition, candidates with significant work experience, a record of accomplishment, and an established national reputation in some aspect of Appropriate Technology, and a Master’s degree in a related field, but with no Engineering Professional licensure, will be considered for a Practitioner-in-Residence position.

Review of candidates will begin January 15th and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application; a current vitae; most recent transcripts (official or unofficial); and names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Electronic applications will be accepted via email (Subject: “Appropriate Technology Faculty Application”) to the Administrative Assistant listed below. If submitting an application electronically, all required documents must be included in a single PDF file with a file size less than 9 MB.

Contact Dr. Dennis Scanlin, Search Committee Chair, at for more information.

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