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Professor-in-Practice (Contract Assistant Professor of Architecture)

Post Date:

January 12, 2018


University of Minnesota


Minneapolis, MN


The University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture invites applications for a three-year Professor-in-Practice contract position. This non-tenure-track contract faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank may be either one (100% or 75%) or two (50%) position(s) which may be renewable upon expiration of the initial three-year term; however, there is no guarantee of and currently no plan for renewal.

The successful candidate(s) will be interested in reimagining where the profession and construction industry are going and how architectural education needs to change accordingly. The Professor(s)-in-Practice may contribute to programs in the School of Architecture and make creative contributions to understanding the relationship between academic research and the practice community. We seek an experienced practitioner who can bring the rigors, economies, and innovations of practice, along with a critical, historically- and theoretically-informed eye to the design studio.

Qualifications include: M.Arch or B.Arch; architectural teaching experience; substantial and recognized experience in architectural practice; evidence of attention to cultural diversity in teaching, scholarship, and/or professional practice.

We know diversity enriches the academic experience and provides knowledge base for innovation and therefore strongly encourage professionals who have diverse backgrounds and perspectives to apply. See the complete job posting at Review of applications begins 1/15/18.


Minnesota is recognized as a progressive state and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul as one of the major design centers in the US.  Well known for its high quality of life, the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area offers world-caliber museums and theaters, exceptional parks system, outstanding historical landmarks, excellent educational opportunities, and access to a well-regarded health care system.  The Twin Cities are also home to 18 fortune 500 companies, in addition to thriving small local businesses, and a strong nonprofit sector.  For additional information, see our website at

The University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture (in the multidisciplinary College of Design) is situated within a major research university that hosts an unusually broad range of disciplines, faculty and students. Partnerships and other productive connections have developed with other highly ranked colleges, departments and programs.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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