Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$75,000- $98,000

Work Schedule:

Varies based on teaching schedule

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

About the Department:

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning is a vibrant, award-winning community of scholars residing within the College of Design at North Carolina State University, which is a public, land-grant university based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We emphasize evidence-based inquiry and design thinking in the classroom, our scholarship, and outreach activities. We enjoy collaborative relationships in the College with allied departments of Architecture, Art and Design, Graphic and Industrial Design, Ph.D in Design, and Doctor of Design programs; and outside the College of Design with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; the College of Natural Resources; Horticulture; Public Administration and Engineering. The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning ( offers an LAAB accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree and an undergraduate Minor in Landscape Architecture.

The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) (, an initiative within LA+EP, is dedicated to evidence-based design thinking applied to naturalization of everyday environments of children and families can lead to a healthier, socially integrated society that protects and restores biodiversity. The NLI was launched by Professor Robin Moore and Dr. Nilda Cosco at NC State and has engaged in research, professional development activities and design assistance for twenty years.

Essential Job Duties:

Primary duties of the Assistant / Associate Professor include, but are not limited to:

-Developing and teaching courses at the graduate level.
-Advising and recruiting graduate and PhD Students
-Actively participating in scholarship/research and engagement in the area of environment behavior and obtaining external funding to support it.
-Directing the Natural Learning Initiative.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Experience and Education:

Requires a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or a related field (eg. Architecture, Horticulture, Urban Design, Environmental Psychology, Parks and Recreation)

Other Required Qualifications:

Ability to teach in a studio setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

-PhD or Doctoral Degree
-Proven record of obtaining competitive extramural funding
-Evidence of academic impact (established record of peer reviewed publications)
-Evidence of successful teaching/mentoring of graduate students
-Focus on environment and behavior with knowledge of children and family environments
-Experience managing projects and/or teams

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications should be completed online at and
received by February 1, 2021 for full consideration although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Attached documents must be in PDF format (9MB max). Applications should include a 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of intent, including the candidate’s teaching and scholarly interests (upload under ‘teaching statement’); 3) a portfolio of scholarly and teaching work; 4) and a list of 3 references. Note that portfolios may be submitted as “Other Documents.” Do not submit these materials via email. The appointment will commence on August 15, 2021, at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. Inquiries can be emailed to Nikki Evans, University Program Associate at [email protected]

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

120101 - College of Design


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/23/2020
Application Due: 2/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time