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Associate Director of Outreach, ESBL Portland

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction

Department: BioBE
Rank: Research Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
August 1, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
The following documents are required and must be uploaded with your online application:
1. Resume or CV.
2. PDF sample of your work that you feel is relevant to the position description.

Department Summary
At the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, we research how buildings, related transportation and land use systems, climate, and human behavior, determine energy and resource use and impact human health. We develop new materials, components, assemblies, whole buildings, and communities with improved performance. We consult and develop design tools to enable professionals to design more effective buildings and communities. We educate professionals and students, so they develop the knowledge and skills necessary for improving building energy performance and human well-being. Finally, we collaborate with academia, government agencies, utilities, product developers, and the profession. ESBL works closely with the Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) as ESBL Director Van Den Wymelenberg is Co-director of BioBE. Together BioBE and ESBL launched the Health+Energy Industry Research Consortium.

Use these links to learn more about ESBL (, BioBE (, and the Health+Energy Consortium (

Position Summary
The Department of Architecture seeks a creative and innovative faculty member for a faculty position to teach, secure and conduct research, oversee the Portland Energy Studies in Building Laboratory (ESBL), and to cultivate outreach and engagement. The chosen candidate will support the ESBL director by leading the lab’s Portland-based outreach efforts by securing grants and contracts to fund the lab’s work. Specifically, the -candidate will lead the effort to develop the Health+Energy Consortium industry-university research consortium (following, in-part, the NSF IUCRC model). S/he will also be expected to contribute to ESBL’s teaching obligations to College of Design students in Portland, possibly including architectural design studios, environmental control systems and related technical courses.

The selected candidate will develop and maintain strong industry support for the University of Oregon Health + Energy Research Consortium. The Consortium aims to dramatically reduce energy consumption and maximize human health by conducting research that transforms the design, construction and operation of built environments. Collaboration between innovative industry professionals and academic researchers in the disciplines of architecture, biology, chemistry, engineering, and urban design provides sharp focus to our research agenda and accelerates the impact of our scientific discoveries.

Finally, the selected candidate will share the obligation to secure and conduct research, technical assistance, and project based education in cooperation with ESBL faculty and staff and associated architectural and engineering professional design teams to support ESBL’s mission.

Minimum Requirements
• Terminal degree from accredited college or university.
• Three or more years of research or outreach administrative experience, or relevant transferrable experience.
• Professional training or relevant transferrable experience managing a budget.
• Experience in a lead or supervisory role.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; attention to detail.
• Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, project management, and time management skills.
• Proven proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with other Microsoft Office applications.
• Demonstrated ability to manage stressful or difficult situations in a calm, constructive, and professional manner, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
• Demonstrated overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to accommodate evening and weekend schedules when programmatic needs warrant.
• Ability to interpret scientific results, synthesis knowledge, and communicate results and implications to both scientific and professional audiences.

Preferred Qualifications
• 6 years post terminal degree experience in a relevant field (Research Associate Professor rank)
• Fundraising experience.
• Research and/or grant management experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory issues related to sponsored projects and an ability to satisfy federal, state and university regulations, while advancing the goal of creating a facilitative environment for faculty research.
• Demonstrated ability to secure external grants and contracts and support the successful completion of funded research.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and cooperative scientific and professional relationships.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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