Assistant Professor

Location
Gainesville FL
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position as Assistant Professor beginning in fall 2018.

The Department seeks a colleague with clear potential to succeed in a land-grant and research university. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in instruction and strong record of research, scholarship and/or creative activity. We are especially interested in candidates with a talent for creative education, a passion for working with students, and a candidate who is capable of teaching broadly in undergraduate and graduate programs, particularly design studios. Candidates must be committed to sustainability and resilience, two core areas of strength in the department, college and university. Ideal candidates will work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health and the Built Environment
  • Landscape Performance and Metrics
  • Natural and Cultural Resource Based Recreation and Tourism
  • Licensure and/or landscape architectural practice experience and/or a Ph.D. with a proven research agenda is preferred. Candidates are required to have a terminal degree in landscape architecture. Strength in design visualization and communication is critical, as is the ability to integrate into the research community of the college and university. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to link their research agenda to college centers, such as the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning and the Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience, a university-supported institute housed in the college. Other university-wide research institutes such as the Water Institute and Florida Climate Institute offer more opportunities for research collaboration.

    The Department of Landscape Architecture is composed of nine full-time faculty members. As one of two units in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, the Department of Landscape Architecture offers accredited Bachelor and Master degrees and a Ph.D. concentration. There is a strong relationship with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning as well as other units in the College of Design Construction and Planning (DCP). Other DCP degree programs include Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Historic Preservation and Sustainability in the Built Environment. Established in 1925, DCP is uniquely equipped to address some of the major challenges of the Anthropocene as it houses all the critical disciplines that have an impact on the planning, design, construction and sustainability of built and natural environments. The College employs over 140 academic, research, administrative, and support staff and includes 54 tenured or tenure-track faculty members.

    The University of Florida (UF) is a Top 10 public university. Founded in 1853, it is the state of Florida’s oldest university and is among the nation’s most academically diverse. Today, UF has more than 50,000 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate majors across 16 colleges. The University 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 developing a network of students and scholars who collectively work to build a brighter future for the world.

    Advertised Salary:

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

    Minimum Requirements:

    Candidates are required to have a terminal degree in landscape architecture.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Licensure and/or landscape architectural practice experience and/or a Ph.D. with a proven research agenda is preferred. Strength in design visualization and communication is critical, as is the ability to integrate into the research community of the college and university. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to link their research agenda to college centers, such as the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning and the Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience, a university-supported institute housed in the college. Other university-wide research institutes such as the Water Institute and Florida Climate Institute offer more opportunities for research collaboration.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    For full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2017, upon which review of applications will begin.

    Candidates should submit application materials electronically at https://jobs.ufl.edu/. The job requisition number is 505010. As candidates complete the standard online application, the following items should be uploaded:

  • Letter of interest inclusive of: teaching philosophy and research interests; a list of courses the applicant could teach; and, where applicable, a list of courses the applicant has taught
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference, including phone numbers and email addresses
  • A portfolio inclusive of professional and/or teaching activities
  • Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Michael Volk (mikevolk@ufl.edu).

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

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Final candidates will be required to provide official transcripts 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.

    Health Assessment Required: No