Tenure or Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture: Water and La...

Tenure or Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture: Water and Landforms

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 22, 2022

The School of Architecture at Tulane University is seeking licensed candidates in Landscape Architecture at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track/tenured).


The successful candidate will support our educational mission, contribute to the development of this new Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA), and teach courses, seminars and design studios with a focus on water and landforms, as well as other courses related to their core research concentration. The new MLA is launched at the school of Architecture in collaboration with RCSE (River Coastal Science and Engineering), (EENS) Earth and Environmental Sciences, and (EBIO) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.


Faculty at Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) teach coursework as appropriate to their expertise across the school’s programs including BArch, BSArch, MArch and MSArch, with the opportunity of collaborating with the rest of our programs related to the built environment and design - Real Estate Development (BSRED and MSRED), Preservation (MSHP), Design (BADes), Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE Minor), and the Tulane’s interdisciplinary PhD program City, Culture, and Community (CCC).


Salary and academic ranks will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected starting date of the positions is July 1st of 2023.


Located in New Orleans, Tulane University is a tier-one research university in the United States, a member of the selected group of top research universities integrated into the AAU. The School is an innovator in the field of the built environment at multiple scales, from buildings to neighborhoods and from urban landscapes to regional planning. The City of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta is our natural domains of research, with the social and ecological challenges of the region at the forefront of contemporary discourses in global cities. The city is home to a diverse community steeped in a long history of action and exchange. Our 15th President, Mike Fitts, has strong commitments to anti-racism that the Tulane School of Architecture has taken up in multiple ways. The Tulane School of Architecture is committed to climate action and is charting a path for climate change education across each of its representative programs. Social and climate justice are interconnected phenomena that demand a new ethic of the built and unbuilt environments that is reinforced by pioneering research, teaching, and service.

We are known for our robust community outreach, design-build, and multi-disciplinary research initiatives. We collaborate with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health, with university research centers such as the ByWater Institute or the Taylor Center, and undertake design research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, historic preservation, sustainable real estate development, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The complex nature of this region provides ample opportunities for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of urgent relevance.


You can learn more about the school through https://architecture.tulane.edu/ .


The successful candidates must have a terminal degree in landscape architecture (Master of Landscape Architecture) and/or an equivalent international professional degree. Candidates with earned doctorates (Ph.D., D.Des.) in landscape architecture or related fields are preferred. Professional licensure in the Unites States (or an international equivalent) and professional or academic administrative experience is desirable. Candidates should exhibit proficiency in their area of expertise and demonstrable commitment to rigorous design research and innovative curricula. Candidates from a wide range of research concentrations are encouraged to apply.


Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach; work with the faculty, the dean, and other programs at Tulane to develop curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage in service through a range of academic committees. Furthermore, candidates are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-impact design research, writing, and creative production. Candidates for this position should be accomplished teachers and studio critics in landscape architecture with a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate design studios, courses and seminars. Candidates should be open to teaching a wide variety of core courses, including the histories of landscape architecture, representation, landscape ecology, and other core courses relating to hydrology, geology, and site engineering.   Candidates should be open to teaching both core courses on the histories of landscape architecture, representation, and landscape ecology and cross-disciplinary courses linking landscape design to local landforms (like deltas, estuaries, and coastal forms) and hydrography (rivers and waterways).


Candidates are expected to establish strong cooperative links with Tulane's faculty across a wide range of disciplines, including hydrology, geology, climate sciences, and civil engineering.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for the position, please submit the following through Interfolio. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to the strong commitments Tulane has to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism, particularly in architecture and related fields. In each of the following, please include how you have integrated EDI and cultural competence into your previous work:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. A brief statement describing your specific contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  4. Description of experience and accomplishments in the areas of academic administrative and advising
  5. Teaching statement and samples of your teaching materials (course syllabus, materials, and student work) in .PDF format*
  6. Research statement and sample materials of your research and/or creative work in .PDF format*
  7. Contact information for three references

* Please follow the application website guidelines for maximum upload file size

We seek and welcome candidates’ applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. The search committee will commence its initial review of applications on November 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled.

Apply to the following link:  http://apply.interfolio.com/114137

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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