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Visiting Assistant Professor

Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

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Clemson University: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: School of Architecture
Visiting Assistant Professor

Location: Clemson, SC

Clemson University Landscape Architecture seeks applicants for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2021.

Clemson offers two LAAB accredited programs (BLA and MLA). The BLA was established in 1986 and the MLA in 2005. The BLA program regularly enrolls over 80 students, with MLA enrollment over 20 students. Both programs have a strong focus on design and making. Design Intelligence Quarterly regularly ranks Clemson BLA as one of the Most Admired programs in the country. The MLA program was also ranked in the Top 25 recently. Additional information about Clemson Landscape Architecture may be found at

Clemson University Landscape Architecture is one of four Programs in the School of Architecture including architecture, resilient urban design, and historic preservation. The School of Architecture is housed in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH). The Landscape Architecture Program is in Lee III, a 55,000sf award-winning studio facility that is complemented by the School's off-campus locations in Charleston, SC, Genoa (Italy), and Barcelona (Spain). For more information about the School of Architecture, visit

Clemson University is a top 25 public research university. It is highly ranked across all university categories for its commitment to quality teaching and strong community engagement. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land grant institution of South Carolina with more than 22,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, the City of Clemson provides a small college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at


Candidates with a passion for landscape architecture and interdisciplinary education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should hold an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture and a master's degree in landscape architecture or a closely related field of study. We are looking for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

(1) Beginning Design

(2) Interdisciplinary Design

(3) Site Engineering, and/or

(4) Design Implementation.

Successful candidates will teach core courses in the BLA and MLA curricula and will be expected to satisfy expectations for high performance in teaching as well as contributions to the Program and School at large. Candidates hired for full-time positions typically teach an undergraduate or graduate design studio and a 3-credit course within the BLA or MLA curricula.


Interested candidates should submit the following materials in digital format:

1) Letter of interest (maximum two pages), that outlines teaching, research/scholarship, and service objectives related to the position for which you are applying.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names and contact information of three references (one page)

Candidates should apply via Interfolio at:

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information contact:

Matthew N. Powers | Director of Landscape Architecture and Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 864-656-3926 | Email: [email protected]

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.



Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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