Assistant Professor of Architecture

North Dakota State University North Dakota State University Employer:
Fargo, ND, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 23 '21Posted on:

Position Description & Details:

The Department of Architecture in the 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, structures, materials and methods or architectural detailing. 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 2022. 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:

o Master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch), plus architecture license OR; o Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), plus a master’s degree in a closely related field, plus architecture license OR;

o 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, structures, materials and methods or architectural detailing.

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 diverse design topics including studios with a focus on community engagement • Professional experience with architecture design software.

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

Screening will begin 12/30/21

Applicant Materials Required:

  1. Cover Letter – containing the following: statement of interest, research agenda (scholarship and/or creative activities), teaching pedagogy, and the names and addresses of five
  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


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with 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.

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.

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

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 entire state.  NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures. NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth.  Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus. NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community.  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 offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades.  Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members.  All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


We provide transformational education, create knowledge through innovative research, and share knowledge through community engagement that meets the needs of North Dakota and the world.

Additional Information

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.

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