Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track or Non-tenure Track), Department of Landscape Architecture

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

Working Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track or Non-tenure Track), Department of Landscape Architecture

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 qualified candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor, either tenure-track or non-tenure track depending on qualifications, to join the Landscape Architecture faculty and participate in its innovative teaching as well as creative research. Applicants for this position should be accomplished designers able to teach graduate landscape design studios in addition to required and elective coursework in their area of specialization. Faculty members at UVA are expected to teach, work with the Faculty, Chair and Dean in developing curriculum and serve on a range of academic committees, while vigorously pursuing an agenda of high profile design research, writing, and creative production. Candidates should exhibit digital and computational proficiency to teach technical course sequences which integrate ecological performance with construction technologies, including earthwork, material practices, planted form, and hydrological infrastructure. In addition to excellence in design of sites and systems, we seek applicants who will participate in cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in landscape architecture in relationship to the other design arts, humanities and sciences through her/his creative work or scholarship. Expertise in living systems and cultural constructs that addresses urgent Anthropogenic issues such as climate change and socio-ecological challenges through design and scholarship are desired to enhance the School of Architecture's focus on global cities, large and small, and contested territories in between. Successful candidates for this position will have a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) or equivalent as well as prior teaching and further experience and/or an advanced degree in their particular area of specialization.

Applicants must complete a candidate profile on Jobs@: and electronically attach the following to posting 0619760:

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 design work/research interests, goals, and plans for future development
4) Statement of teaching experience of design studios, required courses, and seminars; description of studios, courses and seminars you are interested in teaching at UVA (attach to Other 1)
5) Contact information for three (3) references noting your professional relationship to each
6) Digital portfolio of examples of teaching and design research 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. 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.

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