North Dakota State University

Assistant Professor, Architecture (2 openings)


The Department of Architecture in the School of Design, Architecture + Art at North Dakota State University invites applications and nominations for two (2) Assistant Professor, tenure-track, 9-month, full-time, benefited faculty positions. Teaching responsibilities include a lecture or seminar course and a design studio each semester. The Department seeks individuals with exceptional architecture design abilities and an additional area of expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital technology/fabrication, structures, and/or professional practice. The successful candidate is also required to participate in department service, such as curriculum development, awards, advising, attend faculty meetings, and advise students in their design thesis projects. In addition, service to the college, university and the profession is expected. Also, the position requires the development of an area of expertise and accomplishments in research and/or creative accomplishments in a focused area of Architecture. The appointment will start in August 2023. We are interested in individuals who are outstanding designers and dedicated to innovative thinking and excellence in architecture.

The Architecture program is fully accredited by the NAAB, with the accreditation term extending until 2027.

Minimum Qualifications
Credentials, one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch), or other NAAB accredited professional terminal degree in architecture or the international equivalent (per NAAB), OR;
  • Professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), accredited by the NAAB, plus a master’s degree in a closely related field

Additional Skills/Expertise:

  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Representation skills include hand drawing and computer-based methods with the ability to integrate these skills into coursework and research as required.
  • Demonstrate potential to develop an individual area of expertise for research/creative activities.
  • Exceptional architecture design abilities.
  • Expertise and ability to teach in one of the following areas: digital technology/fabrication, structures, and/or professional practice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional license in the United States or certification by NCARB.
  • Doctoral Degree in Architecture or closely related field.
  • Studio teaching experience in an accredited Architecture degree program.
  • Experience in professional practice.
  • Expertise and ability to teach a variety of design topics including studios with a focus on community engagement
  • Experience collaborating with diverse groups, or a research focus related to marginalized populations
  • Professional experience with architecture design software.

To apply, please visit to complete the electronic application:

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter – containing the following: statement of interest, research agenda (scholarship and/or creative activities), teaching pedagogy
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Design and Research Portfolio – An electronic or web portfolio of individual creative and scholarly work plus examples of student coursework from teaching (25 page max. and 10MB max.). A link to an online portfolio may be added.
  4. Contact information for five references, including name, position, employer, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them.

NDSU is an EEO/AA-MF/ Vet/ Disability. Women and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

About the Department:
NDSU’s Architecture Department is situated within the School of Design, Architecture, and Art within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The programs, along with landscape architecture and visual arts, is housed in Renaissance Hall and Klai Hall. These two historic and state-of-the-art buildings are located in Downtown Fargo as part of the NDSU extended campus. The department is part of a thriving design/art population at NDSU of over 900 student’s campus-wide pursuing degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Visual Arts/Graphic Design, Music, Theater, Interior Design and Apparel, and Textiles Marketing. Our resources include the Klai Juba Wald Design Studies Library, plotting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, two Virtual Reality labs, and two woodshops. We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2014. Our alumni have become design leaders in firms throughout the country; several members of the Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) are NDSU graduates, as well as being principals of award-winning design firms. Fargo is the center of a metropolitan area of 230,000 people, with a vibrant arts and creative culture. It is a remarkable economic engine with an exciting lifestyle and sense of community.



NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the state.

NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018).  NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes.   Fargo made’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU is an ADVANCE institution and Carnegie High Research Activity Institution.

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or