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Architecture Assistant Professor – Fargo, ND, US | Jobs

The Faculty of Architecture at North Dakota State University’s School of Design, Architecture + Art is inviting applications and nominations for two (2) assistant professor, tenure-track, 9-month, full-time, favored faculty positions. Teaching duties include a lecture or seminar and a design studio each semester. The department is looking for individuals with exceptional architectural design skills and additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital technology/manufacturing, structures and/or professional practice. The successful candidate must also participate in department services such as B. Curriculum development, awards, consulting, attending faculty meetings and advising students on their design projects. In addition, service at college, university and work is expected. Additionally, the position requires the development of a specialty and achievements in research and/or creative achievements in a major area of ​​architecture. The appointment begins in August 2023. We are interested in individuals who are outstanding designers and are committed to innovative thinking and excellence in architecture.

The architecture course is fully accredited by the NAAB, the accreditation period runs until 2027.

minimum qualifications
Credentials, one of the following:

· Master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch) or other NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture or its international equivalent (as defined by the NAAB), OR;

· Professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) accredited by the NAAB and a Master’s degree in a closely related field

Additional Skills/Expertise:

· Excellent verbal and verbal communication skills.

· Representational skills include hand drawing and computer aided methods with the ability to incorporate these skills into coursework and research as required.

· Demonstrate potential to develop an individual subject area for research/creative activities.

· Exceptional architectural design skills.

· Expertise and teaching qualifications in one of the following areas: digital engineering/fabrication, structures and/or professional practice.

Preferred Qualifications

· Licensed to practice in the United States or certified by NCARB.

· PhD in architecture or a 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 working with different groups or a research focus related to marginalized populations

· Work experience with architectural design software.

To apply, to fill out the electronic application, please visit:

Required Documents

1. Cover letter – with the following content: expression of interest, research agenda (scholarship and/or creative activities), teaching pedagogy

2. CV

3. Design and Research Portfolio – An electronic or web portfolio of individual creative and scientific work and sample student research work from teaching (max. 25 pages and max. 10 MB). A link to an online portfolio can 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 located within the School of Design, Architecture, and Art of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The programs are housed together with landscape architecture and fine arts in the Renaissance Hall and the Klai Hall. These two historic and state-of-the-art buildings are located in downtown Fargo as part of the expanded NDSU campus. The department is part of a thriving design/arts population at NDSU with over 900 students pursuing campus-wide degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, fine arts/graphic design, music, theater, interior design and apparel, and textile marketing. Our resources include the Klai Juba Forest Design Studies Library, plotting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, two virtual reality labs and two wood workshops. In 2014 we celebrated our 100th anniversary. Our alumni have become design leaders in companies across the country; Several members of the Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) are NDSU graduates as well as directors 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’s a remarkable economic engine with an exciting lifestyle and sense of community.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance coverage for individuals or families contributions paid by the university – effective for new employees on the first of the month following their appointment. Other benefits include wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plans, tuition waivers, annual leave, EAP, sick leave, and vacation pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, and supplemental retirement plans.

About us:

North Dakota State University is a student-oriented research university with land grants. Our main campus is in Fargo, ND, with extension services and research experimentation 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 the top 10 list of cities to find a job on and ranked 11th best place to live overall.

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

Smoking ban notice:

As an employer, the state of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all state workplaces pursuant to NDCC §23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful physical or mental activities off campus Disability, pregnancy, welfare status, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran preference note:

This position is subject to the preference requirements for North Dakota veterans.

Information on suitable accommodation

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in its services, programs, activities, education and employment. To request disabled housing during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 [email protected].

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