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Assistant Professor - Architecture

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Architecture


College of Architecture-0896

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Description of Work:

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. Successful candidates 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 & 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.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success.
College of Architecture’s mission is to create a resilient, healthy, and beautiful world within a diverse and inclusive culture of rigorous inquiry and innovation, united by the transformative power of planning and design. College of Architecture’s intellectual environment thrives because of our diverse perspectives, dynamic close-knit community, and pursuit of meaningful impact.

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

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 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).
  • 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:

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

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

Criminal History Background Check Required:


How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

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

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Direct interest and questions to:Associate Professor Peter Olshavsky, search committee chair240 Architecture HallLincoln NE 68588-0107email:

Job Category (old):

Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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