Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture Associate or Full Professor (Tenured)

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture Associate or Full Professor (Tenured)

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Landscape Architecture

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-18-2016

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia School of Architecture is seeking an accomplished designer and experienced educator who will lead our highly ranked Department of Landscape Architecture and participate in its innovative teaching and creative research. The new chair will be an advocate for progressive design thinking and the pursuit of research excellence in the field of Landscape Architecture while contributing to the School's national and international reputation. As the head of one of four disciplinary areas; Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental Planning, the Landscape Department Chair will advance and build upon the unique strengths and accomplishments of the MLA program, support its ongoing growth, and be a resource to the entire School of Architecture participating in, and facilitating new cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives in addition to supporting the interdisciplinary PhD program. Candidates for this position should have experience in academic leadership, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated record of distinction in professional practice and/or design research, scholarship, and teaching. The qualifications of the candidate should be consistent with a tenured appointment at the level of an Associate or Full Professor, with a terminal degree in landscape architecture (MLA) or advanced graduate degree. We are looking for an engaged and inspiring individual who, in working with our Dean, Chairs and Faculty will be a leader as we approach the Bicentennial of the first, and one of the most esteemed public universities in the nation.

Applicants must complete a candidate profile on Jobs@: and electronically attach the following to posting 0619758

1) Letter of interest in, and qualifications for the position, including summary of notable accomplishments in design research, teaching and leadership
2) CV
3) Statement of research and teaching interests, goals, and plans for future development. (attach under "Other 1")
4) Contact information for three (3) references noting your professional relationship to each; these references should be tenured faculty capable of providing letters that will serve the search committee and the UVA Promotion and Tenure process.
5) Digital portfolio of examples of design work/research and teaching that includes, for each category, one (1) minimum and four (4) maximum of the following:
a. syllabi and selected products of academic design studio(s);
b. syllabi and selected products of required courses and seminar(s);
c. selected products of professional design and/or design research project(s)

Digital Portfolio materials should be submitted to UVA Box at uploaded as a single .pdf file not exceeding 10MB; share this file through UVA Box to Karen Allison, Assistant to the Department Chair, who can also provide Jobs@ system related assistance. Please do not send materials by email or hard copies to the Co-chairs of the Search Committee or to the Department of Landscape Architecture. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. A preliminary short list of candidates will be determined by mid-December 2016.

Search Committee Co-Chairs: Associate Professor Julie Bargmann, Department Chair; Associate Professor Michael Lee,

UVA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

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