University of Nebraska Lincoln

Assistant Professor of Architecture: Open / Design Studio (Tenure-Track)


The faculty of the Architecture Program invites applicants to join a progressive design school within a land-grant institution where faculty merge teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the university and community. We seek highly motivated candidates, versed in the discipline of architecture, with a record of excellent design teaching and a progressive design research agenda. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in our graduate and undergraduate design studios and research seminars, conduct research or creative activity in their focus areas, and provide service to the Program.

The Architecture Program pursues a design research curriculum in which faculty interests, evolving pedagogies, and community engagement combine in a creative environment merging experimentation and innovation with professional and environmental responsibility. The College of Architecture promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration while maintaining a commitment to disciplinary advancement, academic accreditation, student performance, and service to its constituent professions in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Community and Regional Planning, and various minors, including Product Design. Our NAAB accredited Architecture Program consists of a 4-year 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. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, diversity and inclusion are central to our mission and pursuit of excellence.

Required Qualifications

  1. Professional undergraduate degree in architecture (B.Arch or foreign equivalent) and a graduate degree or Terminal professional degree in architecture (M.Arch, D.Arch or foreign equivalent).
  2. Ability to engage contemporary issues of the discipline in teaching architectural design studios, indicated by work in the teaching portion of the portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Professional licensure in architecture (U.S. jurisdiction).
  2. Recognized accomplishment in creative activity, scholarship, and/or funded research in a focus area, indicated in the CV or portfolio of work.
  3. D. or post-professional degree in design.

Review of submissions will begin January 15th, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. To view details of the position and submit an application, go to, requisition F_230178. Applicants will be required to upload the following documents:

  1. A full curriculum vitae.
  2. A brief statement outlining (combine into a single document for upload):
    1. teaching goals including an outline of a potential elective related to the applicant’s design research area.
    2. a design research agenda.
    3. the applicant’s approach to equity and inclusion in teaching and/or research.
  1. Contact information for three references (provide their current position, mail, telephone, and email).
  2. Online portfolio containing (25 pages max):
    1. examples of student design work completed in the applicant’s classes.
    2. personal creative activity, scholarship, research, and/or professional work related to the applicant’s area of focus.

Direct interest and questions may be addressed to:

Associate Professor Peter Olshavsky, search committee chair

240 Architecture Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0107


As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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