Assistant Professor (Landscape Architecture)

Manhattan KS
Oct 02, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP) in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University is seeking qualified candidates to teach landscape architecture design studios and other courses in the core curricula as a Tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are specifically seeking candidates with professional, pedagogical, or scholarly expertise in analogue and digital drawing and modeling as part of foundational design workflow. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to shape the content of a newly restructured curriculum. The position opening is a nine-month tenure-track faculty appointment in the Landscape Architecture program. The successful candidate will teach, develop their research, scholarship and creative activities, and make professional service contributions in a program dedicated to being a catalyst for excellence and a preeminent choice for graduate education in landscape architecture.

Anticipated Start Date:

August 2018

Information about the Department:

Kansas State University, with its enrollment of approximately 24,000 students, serves the region through innovation and commitment to its land grant mission. APDesign is an interdisciplinary environmental design college with accredited professional programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture & Product Design, Landscape Architecture, and Regional & Community Planning. APDesign faculty teach in the newly constructed Seaton/Regnier Complex, a world-class facility prominently located in central campus. LARCP offers accredited master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and in Regional & Community Planning through five-year non-baccalaureate as well as traditional post-baccalaureate tracks. Please click here for more information about our faculty, vision, national recognition, and the City of Manhattan.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

The successful candidate primarily will contribute to delivering introductory and mid-level design studios and other core courses in the curriculum. The successful candidate may also support teaching in the design implementation sequence. All LARCP faculty participate in graduate research committees and have opportunities for developing and delivering advanced studios, seminars, and electives.               

As a member of the LARCP faculty, the successful candidate will:

  • Deliver creative, effective teaching in the core curricula.
  • Engage in significant research, scholarship, and/or creative activities.
  • Supervise independent graduate research.
  • Participate in departmental governance.
  • Participate in university and professional service.
  • Contribute to an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Landscape Architecture; or Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a master’s degree in a closely allied discipline.
  • Professional, pedagogical, or scholarly experience in analogue and digital drawing and modeling.
  • Evidence of ability to deliver inspired foundational and mid-level design studio teaching.
  • Demonstrated capacity for research, scholarship, and/or creative activity with a focused agenda.
  • Candidates must be qualified for membership on the KSU Graduate Faculty.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience, licensure, and/or Ph.D. in landscape architecture or closely allied discipline.
  • And one or more of the following:

  • Professional and/or academic distinction as evidenced by regional and/or national recognition.
  • Expertise in applying the Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD (preferably Civil 3D) to design and construction documentation workflow.
  • Experience with digital fabrication software and equipment, including Grasshopper, Rhino, CNC router, 3D printer, laser cutter, and/or other software and equipment.
  • Experience in construction implementation at the site and/or master plan scale. Areas of specialty may include green infrastructure, stormwater management, construction materials and methods, landform manipulation, and/or planned communities.
  • Ability to teach subject matter in urban design, real estate finance, and/or urban resilience.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of interest with clear statement of teaching capabilities and scholarly/research focus
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of work
  • Names of three references (including title, relationship to candidate, mailing address, telephone number, and email address)
  • Please Note:

    All application materials must be submitted electronically at

    Questions and inquiries of interest may be made to the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Blake Belanger (Phone 785-323-7917, Please use the subject line "LA Faculty Position”.

    Questions on uploading application materials may be addressed to Project Coordinator Jody Hodges (785-532-5961, Please use the subject line "LA Faculty Position”.

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    For best consideration, apply by January 6, 2018.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

    Background Screening Statement:

    In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.