Postdoctoral Scholar in Building Technologies and Resilience

University of Utah Health

Job Description

Full job description


Open Date 02/09/2024

Requisition Number PRN37679B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Postdoctoral Scholar in Building Technologies and Resilience

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00159 - School of Architecture

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50000 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The School of Architecture at the College of Architecture+ Planning, University of Utah seeks to fill a postdoctoral scholar position.

We invite applicants who have research expertise in building science, high-performance buildings, advanced building technologies, and resilient design to apply for this position.

The College of Architecture + Planning offers undergraduate and graduate education in architecture, planning, and multi-disciplinary design. This post-doctoral position will be within the School of Architecture and its Transforming Places, Practices, and Pedagogies Collaborative (TP3C) research entity. The School of Architecture offers an accredited Master of Architecture degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies. In the last several years, a new integrated curriculum has been developed with a sequence of immersive design studios with integrated courses (technology, research, theory, communication, etc.), building up from bachelor to master to a capstone experience of a student-driven individual design project prepared and supported by architectural research.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of outstanding research, excellent communication skills, and an ability to engage in collaborative projects. For the candidate, the University of Utah postdoctoral position will offer mentorship, training opportunities, and research support infrastructure.


Responsibilities include:

  • Playing an active role in the Transforming Places, Practices, and Pedagogies Collaborative (TP3C) research entity and its research projects.

  • Teaching three courses per academic year.

  • Developing and submitting research funding proposals to national agencies and foundations.

  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor

The appointment will be for two years, and the successful candidate will be assigned a faculty mentor for the duration of the appointment.

Minimum Qualifications


A doctoral degree in architecture or a related field is required by July 1, 2024.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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