Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job no: 636257
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: School Of Planning Des Construction Anr 10002116
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Non-Union
Position Summary

The Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in January 2021, although the committee may also consider this position starting in August 2021. This is an academic year (9-month) appointment with a 45% research, 45% teaching and 10% service assignment.

The successful candidate will contribute to the school vision in creating sustainable and healthy built, natural and virtual environments. We are especially seeking the candidate who will develop and promote sustainable and resilient planning/design in teaching and research. Ability to teach within the landscape architecture core (design and construction) is essential. The candidate should demonstrate ability and evidence in publishing peer-reviewed journal articles, and securing research grants is essential for seeking tenure and promotion. The candidate will also engage in appropriate service.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field. Candidates must also have a professional Landscape Architecture degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s). All required degrees must be earned by the start date. Ability to teach within the Landscape Architecture core (design and construction) is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate actual or potential scholarly research activity that advances the interdisciplinary focus of SPDC.

Required Application Materials

Applicants for this position should submit 1) a formal letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) samples of publications, professional reports, and/or portfolio of work, 4) a statement addressing your experience with diversity and inclusion in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, professional activities and research and/or describing how you will contribute to MSU’s goals of inclusive excellence, and 5) the names and contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications.

Special Instructions

Review of application will begin on October 1st, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence in Spring or Fall 2021. All candidates for the position must apply online at Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jun-Hyun Kim, [email protected] or 517-353-8554.

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Department Statement

Established in 1898, the MSU Landscape Architecture program balances ideology, design, technology, art and science toward creating a sustainable and resilient world. The Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB), and consistently ranked among the top landscape architecture programs across the country. Landscape Architecture faculty teach and engage with students at the bachelors (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture), masters (Master of Environmental Design), and doctorate (Ph.D. of the Environmental Design Concentration) levels. Please find more information about the MSU landscape architecture program in

The School of Planning, Design, and Construction unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, with 43 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 8 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Social Science.

The mission of the School is to advance the knowledge, prepare innovative leaders, and support the practice of planning, design, and construction. Our academic activities address sustainability, health, transportation, economic development and communities. Please refer to the School’s homepage available at:

The School is committed to achieving excellence by nurturing an inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of the School.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 23, 2022 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/25/2020
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