The University of Virginia School of Architecture (www.arch.virginia.edu) is seeking qualified applicants for multiple Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions, to join the Landscape Architecture faculty and participate in its innovative teaching and creative research. The Department is committed to supporting individual faculty research agendas that address pressing social, cultural, and ecological issues through the medium of landscape. We encourage candidates with demonstrated excellence in both traditional academic, practical, and non-traditional backgrounds to apply to join our faculty in the research and education of the next generation of landscape architects.
In recent years, the School of Architecture has undergone a series of transformations in an effort to maintain our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to continuing our tradition in design excellence and craft. Recently renovated studio and fabrication facilities provide state of the art facilities for computation and fabrication and collaborative research. The School supports a robust research agenda through individual faculty projects and within the Center for Cultural Landscapes, Arctic Design Group, the Next Cities Institute, the Milton Land Lab, and the formation of a center for design computation. The University of Virginia encourages multidisciplinary partnerships and the department is currently engaged in funded research with collaborators in environmental science, engineering, computer science, and public health. Opportunities exist through internally funded grants to further support faculty research collaborations at the University.
Applicants should be accomplished practitioners or researchers with the ability to teach graduate landscape design studios in addition to required and elective coursework in an area of specialization (ecology and technology, design computation, and/or history/theory). In addition to design excellence, we seek applicants who will participate in cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in landscape architecture in relation to the other design arts, humanities, and sciences through their creative work or scholarship. Faculty members at UVA are expected to teach, develop curriculum in collaboration with School leadership, serve on academic committees, and pursue an agenda of high-profile design research, scholarship, or creative production.
Candidates will be appointed at a rank of Assistant Professor and must show potential to develop or show evidence of, a rigorous research agenda, excellence in teaching, and service to the University and discipline. Applicants to the tenure-track positions are individuals in academia and/or practice that are interested in pursuing a body of research in a full-time position at the Assistant Professor level.
Successful candidates for these positions will have a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) or equivalent as well as prior teaching experience and/or an advanced degree in an area of specialization.
To apply, visit https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/job-openings. For the tenure-track position, search for and apply to Requisition R0032129; Complete a Candidate Profile online, and attach (Attachments 1-4 should be added into the “Resume” box):
- Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications, including summary of notable accomplishments in design/research, teaching, and leadership
- Contact information for (3) references noting your professional relationship to each
- Digital portfolio of examples of teaching and design research (built and/or speculative) Digital Portfolio materials should be submitted as a single .pdf file saved as Lastname_Firstname.pdf
Applications will be reviewed March 1st, 2022 and will continue to remain open until the position is filled.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Search Committee and Department Chair, Professor Bradley Cantrell at email@example.com.
For Workday-related assistance, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.
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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.