Architecture Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University North Dakota State University Employer:
Fargo, ND, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 4 '19Posted on:

The Department of Architecture in the newly formed School of Design, Architecture + Art at North Dakota State University invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, 9-month, full-time, benefited faculty position. Teaching responsibilities include a lecture or seminar course and a design studio each semester. The Department seeks an individual with exceptional architecture design abilities and an additional area of expertise in one of the following areas: digital technology, history / theory, environmental systems, structures, materials and methods or beginning design. 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 2020. 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 2026.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Credentials, one of the following:

    • Master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch), plus architecture license OR;
    • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), plus a master’s degree in a closely related field, plus architecture license OR;
    • Doctoral Degree in Architecture. •
  • Professional licensure in-progress, or second Master’s degree in-progress or ABD will be considered for the above credentials
  • 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, history / theory, environmental systems, structures, materials and methods or beginning design. 

Preferred Qualifications

Studio teaching experience in an accredited Architecture degree program. • Experience in professional practice.

• Experience in collaborating with diverse groups on creative or scholarly work.

• Expertise and ability to teach Native American design topics and/or history

• Professional experience with architecture design software. 

To apply, please visit: to complete the electronic application. 

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter – containing the following: statement of interest, research agenda (scholarship and/or creative activities), teaching pedagogy, and the names and addresses of five references.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Design and Research Portfolio – An electronic or web portfolio of individual creative and scholarly work plus examples of student coursework from teaching experience.

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

About the Department: The NDSU Architecture Department is housed in Renaissance Hall and Klai Hall, two historic and state of the art buildings situated in Downtown Fargo as part of the NDSU extended campus. The department is part of a thriving design/art population at NDSU of over 600 student’s campus-wide in departments that house Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Visual Arts/Graphic Design, Music, Theater, Interior Design and Apparel, and Textiles Marketing. Our facilities include the Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library and several studios supporting technology including plotting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, a Virtual Reality lab, and a woodshop. 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, creative, and community culture. It is a remarkable economic engine with an exciting lifestyle and sense of community.

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