College of Fine + Applied Arts: Assistant Professor - Landscape Architecture (105437)

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Assistant Professor - Landscape Architecture
College of Fine and Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, academic year (9-month), tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The expected start date is August 16, 2019.

We seek a historian who will add further breadth to a department with a strong, continuing commitment to the field of landscape history. The successful candidate will bring intellectual rigor and expertise to innovative research and teaching, with a commitment to building collaborative relationships across disciplinary boundaries. Possible areas of scholarly focus include, but are not limited to, design history, environmental history, urban history and theory, and media history.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit


Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture or a related field (e.g., Art History; Environmental History/Studies; Human, Environmental, and/or Regional Geography) and an established record of research with the expectation of high achievement in scholarly research and peer-reviewed dissemination. The Ph.D. degree must be awarded by start date.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in current and emerging theories of historical research and have a working knowledge of contemporary landscape theories and practices across of range of disciplines and media.


Situated in the College of Fine and Applied Arts of a globally ranked, public research university, the Department of Landscape Architecture provides unparalleled opportunities for transdisciplinary research and collaboration to shape a more productive, equitable, and resilient world. The successful candidate will be expected to build an active program of scholarly research that connects with colleagues in the department and college and across campus and attracts support through internal and external funding. The department has a deep history of innovative teaching. The successful candidate will contribute to that priority through a lecture course for undergraduate- and graduate-level students addressing global landscape history and seminar courses related to individual interests and expertise. The lecture course will be adapted by the candidate for offering as a summer on-line course. The successful candidate will also participate in graduate student advising at the Ph.D. and master’s levels.

Salary is commensurate with experience.


Founded in 1907, the department is one of the oldest and most respected landscape architecture programs in North America. Looking to the future, we are committed to landscape architecture as a transformative activity and an inclusive discipline. Our work is informed by many perspectives and enriched by our position within a major research university. Our students and faculty engage with people and resources in a wide range of other disciplines at the University of Illinois and beyond—from architecture and urban planning to engineering, environmental studies, geography, dance, new media, history, and more.

The department offers fully accredited BLA and MLA degrees, minors in Landscape Studies and Heritage Studies, and a Ph.D. program jointly administered with the School of Architecture.

For more information about the department, please visit

Supported by the nation’s third largest research library and abundant technological resources, the University of Illinois provides a rich environment for scholarly and creative practice. The University supports faculty as active researchers in the humanities, arts, sciences, engineering, and design through opportunities for funding and vital cross-disciplinary exchange in the campus’ many institutes, centers, and initiatives. Those include the Campus Research Board, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Study, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Cline Center for Democracy, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the Prairie Research Institute, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, iSEE (the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment), and numerous other specialized centers. The future of design at Illinois also includes a new facility for outreach, experimentation, and education for students throughout the university.

With excellent museums and performing arts venues, progressive community initiatives, and award-winning parks districts and public libraries, the cities of Urbana and Champaign offer many of the amenities of a major city in an affordable, micro-urban community within close range of metropolitan Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.


For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, December 7, 2018.

To apply, please complete your candidate profile at and upload the following documents:

• Letter of interest

• A one-page statement describing research and teaching interests

• Curriculum vitae

• Up to three samples of scholarly work (e.g., journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter) totaling no more than 30 pages

• Names and complete contact information for three references

All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information about the position and/or application procedures, please direct inquiries to Prof. David L. Hays at (217)-244-8235 or [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Fine and Applied Arts Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Fine + Applied Arts: Assistant Professor - Landscape Architecture (105437) Open Date:11/05/2018 Organization Name:Landscape Architecture




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Posted: 1/4/2019
Application Due: 2/14/2019
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