Gainesville FL
Sep 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:


Job Description:

The University of Florida School of Landscape Architecture & Planning, home to the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, invites applications for a Lecturer position. The Lecturer hired will have an academic home in one of the two units, based on their educational background and area(s) of expertise.

This position is a full-time, tenure ineligible, 12-month, three-year renewable position with a teaching focus. The target start date is January 2018, but an August 2018 is possible to accommodate the selected candidate’s availability.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in instruction and an established record of service. The anticipated teaching assignment each semester is three 3-credit hour lecture courses or the equivalent. Additionally, the lecturer may serve on graduate committees. The individual will be expected to contribute to the governance of her/his home academic unit, the School, and the College through active participation in regular faculty, committee and academic planning meetings, and attendance at special events.

The School seeks an innovative and progressive candidate with a passion for creative pedagogy. Candidates should be capable of teaching broadly in our undergraduate and graduate core curriculums, particularly in design communications, and spatial and design thinking. Candidates must possess expertise and capacity to teach:

  • Foundational and Advanced Landscape Architecture Design Communications
  • Foundational Urban and Regional Planning Design Communications
  • Introduction to Spatial and Design Thinking
  • The Department of Landscape Architecture is composed of nine full-time faculty members and offers accredited Bachelor and Master degrees, and a Ph.D. concentration. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is composed of ten full-time faculty and offers an undergraduate minor, an accredited Master degree and a Ph.D. concentration. The School is situated in the College of Design, Construction and Planning, which additionally offers degree programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Historic Preservation and Sustainability in the Built Environment.

    The University of Florida (UF), ranked a Top 10 public university by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive, land-grant, research university. Founded in 1853, UF is the state’s oldest university and is among the nation’s most academically diverse. Today, UF has more than 50,000 students, and more than 100 undergraduate majors offered in 16 colleges. UF has a long history of established excellence and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the prestigious Association of American Universities. UF is proud to be a leader in fostering international understanding and in developing a network of scholars who collectively work to build a brighter future for the world.

    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Application deadline is November 5, 2017.


    Advertised Salary:

    Salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution or other internationally recognized accrediting body in landscape architecture or urban and regional planning.
  • Teaching experience including undergraduate and graduate studios and lectures
  • Applied experience in the area(s) of expertise
  • Evidence of student-centered approach to teaching and learning
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in landscape architecture, urban and regional planning or allied disciplines
  • Active professional licensure
  • Participation in academic or professional associations
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications should consist of two parts:

     1. Online application: Candidates should submit application materials electronically at https://jobs.ufl.edu/. Job requisition number is 504735. As candidates complete the standard online application, the following items should be uploaded:

  • Letter of interest inclusive of: teaching philosophy and research goals; a list of courses the applicant would be interested in teaching; and, where applicable, a list of courses the applicant has taught including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references, including phone numbers and email addresses
  • 2. Portfolio: A portfolio inclusive of professional and teaching activities should be uploaded as part of the application as a single .pdf file. In lieu of a .pdf file, a link to a website may be submitted.

     3. Letters of reference: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of reference. Submittal instructions will be provided upon notification to shortlisted candidates.

    Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Dan Manley (dpmanley@ufl.edu).

    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Application deadline is November 5, 2017.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

    Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

    The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

    Health Assessment Required: no


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