Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Colorado - Denver and the Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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University of Colorado – College of Architecture and Planning

Department of Landscape Architecture

Visiting Assistant Professor


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver has an opening for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to commence August 2021, or January 2022.  The position is located on the Denver Main Campus and is full-time, 40hrs/week. Full benefits are included.

The department seeks highly motivated candidates who demonstrate the potential to teach at the crossroads of design, theory, and practice, through studios, core curriculum seminars, and technical classes to graduate students. Over the course of this 9-month position, the Visiting Assistant Professor will engage fully in the college through teaching, research and creative work, outreach, and presenting a lecture and/or mounting an exhibition.

The Department of Landscape Architecture is committed to design, research, and scholarship, and is dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives through design inquiry and making in pursuit of landscape architecture open to all.

About the Landscape Architecture DepartmentThe Department of Landscape Architecture delivers a three-year LAAB accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for first professional degree students who hold either a non- preprofessional or pre-professional bachelor's degree. Our faculty and students are makers, global citizens, and advocates in a changing world that aligns with the evolving nature of collaborative and professional practice. In addition to the Landscape Architecture Program, the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) offers degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Design and Planning. For more information visit:

College of Architecture and Planning

The mission of CAP is to ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet. In addition to the Architecture Program, CAP offers a BS in Architecture and professional Master’s degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a PhD in Geography, Planning, and Design. For more information visit:

University of Colorado Denver

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from a well-educated top talent that fuels the future of Denver and our region.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million.  Read CU Denver Quick Facts here. 

Job Responsibilities

Assistant Professor positions in the College of Architecture and Planning engage in teaching, research/creative work, and service. The percentages allocated are 40% teaching, 40% research/creative work, and 20% service. The standard academic-year teaching load is two courses per semester.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $70,000 – $75,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

    Terminal degree in landscape architecture or related fields (or international equivalent)Evidence of design studio teaching and lecture/seminar courses in the area of expertiseEvidence of research and/or creative work
Preferred Qualifications:

    Professional experienceDesign-Build teaching or practice experienceProfessional license in landscape architecture
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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