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Landscape Program Director

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Landscape Program Director


College of Architecture-0896

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Description of Work:

The faculty invites motivated and energetic applicants to be a part of a design program within a land-grant institution where faculty merge teaching, research, creative activity, and service to the university and community.

The College of Architecture and the Landscape Architecture Program pursue an innovative design research curriculum in which faculty interests, evolving pedagogies, and engagement combine in a creative environment that balances experimentation with professional and environmental responsibility. Uniting degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Community and Regional Planning, and various minors including Product Design, the College promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration while maintaining a commitment to academic accreditation, student performance, and service to the future of its constituent professions.
The College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks accomplished and highly motivated candidates to build on the excellence achieved in the Landscape Architecture Program and to lead and contribute to the collaborative teaching and research environment. Our undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program is the only accredited Landscape Architecture program in the state. Candidates for this position should have demonstrated capabilities in academic leadership, a record of excellence in design teaching, and outstanding creative activity and/or scholarship.
As the Program Director of the Landscape Architecture Program, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing an inclusive vision for the future development of the program by building on the unique strengths of the faculty and students, leading the program to realize that vision, and contributing to the pedagogical and scholarly success of the program.
Program Director Administrative Responsibilities

  • Leadership in overseeing the program’s curriculum and instruction.
  • Support for faculty development.
  • Acquisition of external resources for program initiatives.
  • Active engagement in student recruitment.
  • Building community within the school and profession.
  • Participate in program teaching and scholarly activity.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in landscape architecture (M.L.A)
  • Outstanding record in teaching, research, and service, enabling appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree, professional licensure in Landscape Architecture, or an additional master’s degree in a related field.
  • Administrative experience in academia and accreditation of professional programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to faculty development and mentoring.
  • Proven excellence in community-centered teaching and scholarly activities.

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

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How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A full curriculum vitae.
  2. A letter of interest describing your qualifications, leadership approach, and vision for the Program of Landscape Architecture.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair:Sarah Karle
Associate Professor

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Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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