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Posted Tuesday, February 4


University of Minnesota, School of Architecture




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The School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota is seeking applications for a new Lecturer position with an academic background related to studio instruction and experience in professional practice. Located within a multidisciplinary College of Design, the School of Architecture is the academic hub of vibrant professional and research communities. Committed to a culturally sensitive, ecologically responsible, and technologically rich vision of design, the School has a strong reputation in the areas of design and sustainability. We seek candidates with the commitment and energy to participate in the intellectual life of the School and College, as well as readiness to teach required and elective courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The successful candidate will have experience and extensive knowledge of the discipline and profession of architecture, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong design portfolio. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching with related fields in the College of Design, across the University, and in collaboration with professional organizations in architecture, engineering, and/or building construction. The ideal candidate should have experience in architectural teaching, including architectural design studio, with an awareness of diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and communications styles, and with demonstrated effectiveness. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups, knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a knowledge base for innovation. The Lecturer will report to the Head.


The position is a 75% time, 9-month appointment beginning in the 2019-2020 academic school year. The anticipated start date is August 31, 2020. This is an annually renewable academic professional appointment. Renewal is dependent on funding, performance, and the needs of the College. This is a benefits-eligible position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


• Teach a number of courses during the academic year, commensurate with a 75 percent appointment, in a wide variety of classes, including studios.

• Develop course/s, syllabi, and other instructional materials.

• Create a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and other constituents from diverse backgrounds.

• Integrate diversity in curriculum development, teaching, and program design.

• Hold weekly office hours.

• Consult regularly with the faculty program director/s.

• Participate in a range of academic activities, such as curricular meetings, end of semester reviews, guest lectures, etc.


Mike Christenson