Position Summary: The University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture in Boise is seeking researchers who are enthusiastic about high performance buildings, are technically savvy, love working with students, have a strong desire to work collaboratively, and are determined to make a difference in the world. Appointment to begin August 15, 2021.
Major Job Responsibilities: Successful candidates will support the professional/technical outreach activities of the Integrated Design Lab (IDL). The selected faculty will direct daily IDL activities, manage multiple concurrent projects, and conduct research. Further, successful candidates will possess the necessary technical skills to aid with associated architectural and engineering professional design teams. They will help design professionals to facilitate the integration of climate responsive daylighting, electric lighting, and mechanical systems in new construction projects across the Pacific Northwest. A successful candidate will be able to work with autonomy and be skilled in independent problem-solving. The selected faculty will be expected to publish work in peer-reviewed academic journals, and secure funding for new avenues of research. Successful candidates will also show a desire and expertise to teach in one or more of the following areas: graduate students in architecture and engineering through mentoring in the lab, graduate and undergraduate students in architecture and engineering via university level coursework, project based outreach education in cooperation with IDL faculty and staff, public lectures and events, and energy efficiency education and trainings to architects and engineers through a national educational program. All candidates should demonstrate excellent verbal and written, communication skills (strong graphic communication skills are a plus).
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Masters degree in a field related to the work at IDL (environmental science, sustainable development, civil engineering or related fields), plus 4 or more years of experience in a research discipline or closely related field. Experience: writing reports or materials; compiling and analyzing data and drawing conclusions; using software or spreadsheet software to perform analysis; interpreting and communicating (orally and in writing) material to a diverse target audience. Working knowledge of: research methods, energy codes, data management, and energy modeling.
(Note: Position may require a valid drivers license, an ability to operate a vehicle, and/or a capacity to conduct field research)
Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in a field related to building sciences. Experience in a Lab consistent with Building Science programs at Universities with Master of Architecture programs. Demonstrated ability to secure external grants and contracts. Experience with originating, developing, directing research programs. Ability to establish collaborative and cooperative scientific relationships. Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance in any of the following: climate, loads, daylight, electric light, and HVAC systems analysis. Experience with the integrated building analysis across categories: climate, loads, occupancy patterns and systems. Database development and use. Programming. Use of data logging and data acquisition systems. Ability to conduct comparative analysis of building design alternatives. Experience in a professional architectural or engineering office. Fabrication skills in metal and wood. Competency with High Dynamic Range Digital Photography. High level competency with open-source software such as DOE2, EnergyPlus, Open Studio, etc.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: N/A N/A
Posting Number: F000925P
Posting Date: 06/25/2021
Open Until Filled: No
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.