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Assistant Professor – Beginning Design

Post Date:

October 24, 2017


University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Lincoln, NE


The faculty invites motivated and energetic applicants to be a part of an emerging design school within a land-grant institution where faculty merge teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the university and community. The College of Architecture and the Architecture Program within pursues an innovative design research curriculum in which faculty interests, evolving pedagogies, and engagement combine in a creative environment that balances experimentation and innovation with professional and environmental responsibility. Uniting degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Community & Regional Planning, and with various minors including Product Design, the College promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration while maintaining a commitment to academic accreditation, student performance, and service to the future of its constituent professions. The Architecture Program consists of a pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Design followed by a 2-year M.Arch degree. The program also offers a 3-year M.Arch track and a research-based MS degree.

The Architecture Program in the College of Architecture seeks highly motivated candidates with a record of combining design teaching and either scholarship, a progressive design research agenda, or creative activity. The tenure-track candidate is expected to teach first and second year design studios, required core courses and advanced seminars in a specific area of expertise. Recommended additional areas of focus include, but are not limited to contemporary discourse in design (history/theory), design representation strategies, building science and technology.

Required Qualifications
• Either a professional degree in architecture (e.g. B. Arch) and a graduate degree; or a terminal degree in architecture (e.g. M. Arch).
• Ph.D. in architecture or field related to the built environment

Preferred Qualifications
1. Ability to teach first and second year design studios; indicated by student work in the teaching portion of the portfolio.
2. Recognized record of accomplishment in creative activity, scholarship and/or grant funded research in focus area; indicated in CV or portfolio of work.
3. Experience applying research focus to creative work or design studio teaching; demonstrated in portfolio
4. Research or creative activity with demonstrated interest in intra-, inter-, and /or trans-disciplinary collaboration
5. Professional licensure for those without PhD

Review of submissions will begin end of day January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The specific submission requirements to the College are listed below. Please note these materials will not be returned to the candidates.

Go to, enter requisition F_170133 to complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative form. Applicants must submit digital copies:

1. A full curriculum vitae
2. A brief statement outlining teaching goals including an outline of a potential elective related to the applicant’s design research/scholarship area
3. A brief statement outlining a design research or scholarship agenda with evidence in the portfolio (the statements of teaching goals and design research agenda should be combined into a single pdf)
4. Portfolio containing both
• Examples of student design work completed in your classes
• Personal creative activity, scholarship, research, and/or professional work related to area of focus (25 pages & 50mb max)
5. Contact information for three references (mail, telephone, and email)

Direct interest and questions to:
Professor Peter Olshavsky, search committee chair
232 Architecture Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0107
tel: 402.472.9233

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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