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Dean Lincoln, NE

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks an innovative and inspiring academic leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Architecture. This is a unique and compelling opportunity to join one of the nation’s leading public land-grant research institutions at a time of significant strategic investment across UNL and the College’s academic programs, infrastructure, research, and community engagement. Learn more at go.unl.edu/archdean.

Headquartered in Architecture Hall, a visible manifestation of an architectural tradition that has served Nebraska for over a hundred years, the Dean will inherit a flourishing College with a proud tradition of excellence in education, research and creative activity, engagement, and service to the State of Nebraska, the nation, and the world. The College is comprised of four distinct, yet interrelated, academic programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and community and regional planning. A faculty of 30 and staff of 9 serve over 550 creative and dynamic undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Expansion and renovation of Architecture Hall is currently underway.

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, the College’s next Dean will have the opportunity to harness the College’s rich history and collaborative culture, with a unique vantage point to shape and guide the College of Architecture and support UNL’s future and continued successes.

The Dean will have an energetic and collaborative leadership style that inspires faculty, students, and staff to develop a shared vision for the future. The Dean will bring an appreciation of the disciplines that make up the College and display an ability to work with colleagues in the College and across the university, as an advocate and partner. The successful candidate will be committed to shared governance and faculty and staff professional development; adept at advancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence; have the ability to expand external partnerships and funding; encourage and support innovative teaching and scholarship; and possess the skills to generate and manage resources adeptly within the context of UNL’s incentive-based budgeting model. The Dean is expected to have the creative and/or scholarly credentials suitable for tenure as a full professor within the College.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those materials received by August 25, 2022. Applications should consist of 1) a letter summarizing motivation, relevant leadership experience, and qualifications; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will be contacted only with permission from the candidate.

To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be directed in confidence electronically below. Electronic submission is required.

Pamela Pezzoli and Ben Tobin are leading this search with Rachel Brown.


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.


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