Assistant/Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Job ID: 2018387
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1.0B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments as well as a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue on this path by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Program of Landscape Architecture at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (http://plantscience.uconn.edu).

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut contributes to a sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. CAHNR's accomplishments result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities. We epitomize the role of a land-grant university, which is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach. In so doing, we improve the lives of citizens of our state, region and country.

The Program of Landscape Architecture currently comprises four faculty members, 50 undergraduate students and a small graduate program. It offers a B.S.L.A. and an M.S. with a focus on Landscape Architecture. The bachelor's degree is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. We are working to develop a full M.L.A. Program. Our graduates work in many of the top landscape architecture firms in Connecticut and across the country. Our location on the Storrs Campus of the University is within a short driving distance to Boston and New York City.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will have 40% scholarship/research and 60% teaching duties, beginning on August 23, 2018. Responsibilities include development of a significant cross-disciplinary scholarly program, teaching up to three courses per academic year, advising undergraduates, and mentoring graduate students.

The successful candidate will lead and significantly enhance scholarship and research in the Program of Landscape Architecture by securing extramural funding, publishing in high impact journals, and attaining a national reputation in the field. The University of Connecticut prioritizes scholarship in areas that include health and environmental sustainability. The College and University offer significant opportunity for cross-disciplinary, collaborative scholarship in a number of areas including healthy and active communities, shoreline and community resiliency, storm water management and green infrastructure, sustainable cities, landscape ecology, multi-modal transportation, and digital visualization and spatial analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Planning, Urban Design or a related field; at least one professional degree in landscape architecture (undergraduate or graduate); excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent training in the area of scholarly interest; and proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of attracting significant extramural funding, a record of published scholarly articles of high impact, and advanced training or experience in the area of scholarly interest.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs Campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please select "Apply" to submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10900. Submission must include (1) your curriculum vita; (2) graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies); (3) names and contact information of three references; (4) a letter of interest that includes your vision and programmatic objectives; (5) scholarship samples including written and graphic products for a minimum of 3 selected works in digital form; and (6) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and applying effective pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles).

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than March 30, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018387)

Direct inquiries to: Kristin Schwab, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture ([email protected]).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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