University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture
December 21, 2017
Lincoln, United States
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Faculty
The faculty invites motivated and energetic applicants to be a part of a design program within a land-grant institution where faculty merge teaching, research/creative activity and service to the university and community. The College of Architecture and the Architecture Program within pursues an innovative design research curriculum in which faculty interests, evolving pedagogies, and engagement combine in a creative environment that balances experimentation with professional and environmental responsibility. Uniting degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Community & Regional Planning, and various minors including Product Design, the College promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration while maintaining a commitment to academic accreditation, student performance, and service to the future of its constituent professions. The Architecture Program consists of a collaborative first year emphasizing design thinking followed by a pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Design and a 2-year M. Arch degree. The Program also offers a 3-year M. Arch track and a research-based MS degree.
The College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks accomplished and highly motivated candidates to build on the excellence achieved in the Architecture Program and contribute to the dynamic cross-disciplinary teaching and research environment. Candidates for this position should have a record of academic leadership, excellence in design teaching, and a record of outstanding creative activity and/or scholarship. As the Director of the Architecture Program, candidates will be responsible for providing an inclusive and progressive vision for the future development of the Program by building on the unique strengths of the faculty, students, undergraduate, and graduate programs. The Director will encourage faculty growth and promote cross-disciplinary collaboration within the College of Architecture and across the larger university, while advancing the reputation of the Program both nationally and internationally.
M. Arch; or B. Arch + advanced degree; or PhD related to architecture.
Tenure at the Associate or Full Professor level or a record of distinction within the profession
PhD or professional licensure (provide license number and state of issuance) in architecture.
Well-documented academic leadership in curriculum/faculty development, strategic planning, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Recognized record of accomplishment in creative activity, scholarship and/or grant funded research in focus area; indicated in CV or portfolio of work.
Demonstrated record of excellence in design teaching.
Review of submissions will begin end of day February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The specific submission requirements to the College are listed below.
A portfolio exhibiting achieved excellence in the candidate's area of research/creative activity, or a URL in lieu of an uploaded document in cases where the portfolio is larger than 9MB
A brief statement explaining their leadership approach in the administration of an academic program.
Contact information for three references (mail, telephone, and email)
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact Lori Bennett Baumli at 402-472-9215 or email@example.com.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered 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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
About University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture is an exciting place to start your story! Located in the middle of the Great Plains, the College considers itself the center for creativity.
The world today presents us with unprecedented challenges, incredible complexities, and a rate of change that is continually increasing. These challenges are sometimes presented by social, economi...c or political constructs. Sometimes the challenges are due to demographic and generational shifts with implications for the life of our rural (and urban) communities as well as the quality of life and contribution of our aging citizens. And often these challenges affect our health and wellness.
Design and planning education today must prepare global citizens who foster synergy, embrace successful collaboration, and recognize interconnectedness, with an awareness of the responsibility of individual and collective actions in personal, social, and environmental arenas; this positions graduates with the critical collaborative leadership skills to serve them throughout their careers.
The College of Architecture prepares emerging professionals who are poised to recognize and address challenges in innovative ways; embrace change and are change agents; are nimble and collaborative; are leaders infused with both the confidence that comes from embedded and discovered knowledge as well as, the wisdom to apply it. Our graduates are prepared and fluent in both traditional and digital processes and are passionate proponents of the impact of design and planning.
We are united by a commitment to the transformative power of planning and design. One discipline cannot solve the challenges we are faced with – it will take the concerted and collaborative investments of multiple disciplines across the breadth of the university and beyond. This College has a strong tradition in cultivating design and planning leaders; we will build upon that tradition as we not only develop leaders in design and planning professions, but also leaders in innovation and collaboration.
I invite you to join us in this preparation – as a student, you will enjoy the camaraderie of others preparing to enter the noble professions we represent – prepared not only to explore solutions, but also to enhance the beauty of the world where we live, work, heal, and play – and make a positive contribution!
Katherine S. Ankerson
Dean of the College of Architecture