Penney Endowed Professorship in Architecture

Clemson, SC

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Penney Endowed Professorship in Architecture

The School of Architecture (SoA) at Clemson University announces a search for the Thompson E. Penney and Gretchen M. Penney Distinguished Professorship in Architecture in Evidence-Based Design (EBD). The endowed professorship in EBD will have an academic appointment at Clemson University as a tenure-track or tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor of Architecture, based on their academic and professional qualifications.

While the primary role of the endowed professorship in EBD will be to conduct research at the highest level, the successful candidate will also be expected to advise PhD students in the SoA’s PhD program and integrate their research agenda within the School to enrich graduate and undergraduate education. The vision for this endowed professorship is that their work will directly impact the practice of architecture and enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge beyond the academy.

The endowed professorship will be a nationally/internationally renowned scholar who will collaborate with other endowed faculty and students within Clemson as well as with industry partners and the design community to build a vibrant center of research related to architecture and the built environment. Evidence-Based Design is the process of making building design decisions based on scientific research to improve organizational, building performance, and user outcomes. As such, research in architecture at the building and occupant scale ( encompasses multiple research directions and areas of exploration including building performance and sustainability, building technology and data analytics in design, innovative materials, building systems, building project delivery and processes, building design, and human performance and well-being. A successful applicant will have an established research agenda in one or more of these areas and will ideally work across multiple areas of exploration.