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Assistant Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Virginia School of Architecture ( 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 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
  • CV
  • 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

For Workday-related assistance, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

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.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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