Assistant or Associate Professor

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: Salary to Commensurate with Qualifications  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Architecture and Facility Management Department invites applicants for a 9-month tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate professor level. The successful candidate will be instrumental in refining and delivering the B.S. in Facility Management and B.S. in Architecture and Sustainability programs, as well as developing new offerings. This faculty position has the potential to rapidly grow into a leadership role. The program is seeking colleagues who are disciplined, creative and collegial and who can be engaged in and enjoy teaching. The successful applicant will hold a graduate degree in field complemented by experience in Facility Management or owner's rep architecture. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and terminal degree in field. In addition to a background in practice, applicants should have working knowledge of sustainable design and sustainable systems. Applicants with specific expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: facility management, project management, sustainable design, environmental systems, building technology, integrated building design and digital fabrication. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be innovative in advancing management of building systems.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master's degree in field required. Accredited MArch or accredited BArch degree plus post-professional Master's degree in a related field such as design, sustainability, building systems or facility management.  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of four years professional practice experience in facility management, construction management or owners rep architecture.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Terminal degree.
Licensed Architect, Engineer or General Contractor preferred in any state or territory and/or Canada.
Higher education teaching experience in subject areas of the Ferris AAS degree in Architectural Technology and the BS degree in Facility Management.
Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following software tools: presentation software (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign); 3D modeling software (SketchUp, 3DStudioMax, Rhino, FormIt or similar); and/or digital fabrication.
Duties/Responsibilities: Teach, and support of program activities, in the AAS and BS degree, with particular attention to the growth and success of the BS in Facility Management degree. Teaching includes architecture courses with specific focus on Facility Management, Project Management, building systems, construction documentation, building technology and sustainable materials. Teach full-time during the 9-month academic year.
Hold a minimum of four regular office hours per week. Perform duties in accordance with established University policies. Maintain professional currency. Develop new curricular initiatives, which may include a new M.Arch degree.
Skills and Abilities:    
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Unofficial Transcript 2
  • Portfolio 1
Optional Documents: License
Unofficial Transcript 3
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants MUST attach an official transcript of
baccalaureate degree.

Transcript 2 (REQUIRED): Applicants MUST attach an official transcript of
Master’s degree.

Finalist will be required to submit an official transcripts.

Portfolio (REQUIRED): Applicants must submit a sample portfolio of
professional work with a 4 MB limit.

Transcript 3 (Optional): Applicants may submit an unofficial copy of terminal degree if it is different than the required transcripts listed above.

License (Optional): Applicants who have an architecture, engineering, or general contractor license please attach.

Certification(s) (Optional): Applicants who possess certificates in LEED, project
management or other related certifications, please attach.
Initial Application Review Date:
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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