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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Posted: 01/10/2022
Assistant Professor of Practice, Beginning Design

The faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture invites applicants to be a part of a design school within a land-grant institution where faculty merge teaching, research, creative activity, and service to the university and community. We seek highly motivated candidates, versed in the design disciples with evidence of significant accomplishment in professional or speculative practice. Successful candidates should deeply value excellence in design, collaboration, and have a passion for teaching and innovation. This is a non-tenure track, full-time appointment of which at least 80% is dedicated to consistent teaching in Design Thinking and Design Making within the d.ONE core curriculum which also includes Design History, Design Drawing, and Computer Applications. 

The d.ONE core curriculum serves as the foundation for Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design in the College. Along with teaching, the successful candidate will be the primary coordinator for Design Thinking and Design Making. Coordination responsibilities may include onboarding new instructors, developing syllabi and assignments, holding regular meetings with the d.ONE teaching team, and communicating with the 2nd-year studio faculty. The candidate will closely correspond with the d.ONE core team and instructors to ensure appropriate breadth, depth, and consistency in the courses. 

Uniting degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Community & Regional Planning, and various minors including Product Design, the College of Architecture promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration while maintaining a commitment to professional education, student performance, and service to the future of its constituent professions. The successful candidate must be committed to interdisciplinary teaching, collaboration, and a contextual, cross-disciplinary approach to design, with expertise in building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Required Qualifications 

  • Terminal degree in a design-related field or equivalent professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Strong design work evidenced through a portfolio.
  • Experience teaching and/or working in a design-related field.
  • Familiarity with digital and analogue workflows of design.
  • Coordination, management, and/or leadership skills.

Review of submissions will begin February 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to, requisition F_210235. Complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative form and attach the following documents:

  1. A brief statement addressing your qualifications and interests in beginning design education. 
  2. A brief statement outlining your approach to equity and inclusion in teaching and/or research and creative activity/professional work. 
  3. A full curriculum vitae.
  4. Portfolio (25 pages max) containing examples of student design work completed in your studios and classes, personal creative activity, scholarship, research, and/or professional work related to area of focus. 
  5. Contact information for three references (mail, telephone, and email).

Please note, the statements (items 1 and 2) will need to be combined into one document 

Direct interest and questions to Assistant Professor Nate Bicak, search committee chair,

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