Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture Program - Full Time Tenure Track

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture Program - Full Time Tenure Track

Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture Program - Full Time Tenure Track

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture Program (MLA) beginning Fall 2023. As a new program, the ideal candidate will be equipped to teach across the curriculum at both introductory and advanced levels, including design studios, lecture-based courses, and professionally-oriented technical workshops with a particular focus on, and a broad commitment to the impacts of climate change across diverse, underrepresented and global communities The program is dynamically housed within the Department of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Department (GAUD), one of four departments comprising the Pratt School of Architecture (SoA). The successful candidate will be an experienced educator familiar with Landscape Architecture and Design practices and/or research as well as experience teaching in higher education.


The Pratt Institute School of Architecture (SoA) educates future leaders in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, construction and facilities management, environmental management, and urban placemaking. We see the design, planning, and management of the built environment as tools for addressing the critical issues of our time—especially social justice and the climate crisis. Students at the Pratt SoA build the skills and knowledge needed to respond to these complex and evolving challenges in a uniquely versatile, innovative, and ethical way in an environment of disciplinary, intellectual, and cultural diversity.


The Master of Landscape Architecture Program (MLA) approaches Landscape Architecture as a field of the future, grounded in the embrace of a more equitable design agenda. In a time of great uncertainty, we are certain that our relationship to the lands that sustain all species require our complete attention. Pratt MLA will educate landscape leaders, landscape activists and landscape makers.

The MLA program seeks scholar practitioners who care deeply and widely for the field of landscape architecture in a time of change, and whose research expands the relationship between the physical space of landscape and the necessity of digital techniques. More specifically, the program seeks scholars and practitioners who can advance a critical agenda on the practical use of geospatial data under the broad research categories including but not limited to: ecology as it relates to citizen science, the role of climate change statistics in environmental decision-making, remote sensing in relation to labor markets, the inequities of cartography, and the nuanced application of integrated processing systems, open source spatial resolutions, and public engagement platforms among others.


The Masters in Landscape Architecture is structured as a three year program, with the first two years functioning as a core curriculum, and the third year focused on professional practice.The first year core lays the foundation to the field through regional scale analysis, introducing students to landscape planning, public shorelines, botany, field ecology, cartography and the theory of evolution.The second year core integrates the critical parameters of the Borough of Brooklyn and the community scale , through garden and park making. Students explore the role of landscape through respectful engagement, and applied fieldwork in the context of one of the most diverse human and non-human communities in America. The third year focuses on how landscape research integrates with other professions, outlooks and methods by working broadly across other Departments at the School of Architecture and Pratt Institute, challenging students to define their work by applying core lessons from first and second year to the expansion of professional practice and the public nature of construction documentation.


Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

Pratt Institute is situated on Lenapehoking, the traditional and unceded homeland of the Lenape, past, present, and future. For more information on our Living Land Acknowledgement please see:


• Teach a range of technical and studio courses at the Graduate level.

• Participate in committee work, curriculum development and other service to the program and the Institute.

• Contribute to developing a strong culture of landscape research and practice in the department and within professional practice.

• Maintain creative accomplishments.

• Advise students.

Salary Range: $83,300 - $100,900

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree (MLA or higher) in Landscape Architecture from an accredited degree program.

Demonstrated excellence in landscape architectural design and education.

Experience teaching and/or administering in a three year LAAB accredited MLA program.

Communication skills across diverse audiences.

At least 2 years of demonstrable teaching experience at the college level.

Demonstrated experience of design studio culture, and its alternatives.

At least 3 years of recognized creative scholarship and/or professional practice.

Evidence of collaborative practices, including working within interdisciplinary teams.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a record of publications and scholarly research as well as prior teaching and/or professional experience with the following content areas are preferred. Please identify such areas in your application.


Introductory Design Skills

Fieldwork and/or community engagement

Planting Design and specifications

Ecology and related fields

Application Instructions

For best consideration, please apply by January 23, 2023.

To Apply, please submit:

A Cover letter that includes a statement of interest in Pratt MLA

A Curriculum vitae (CV)

A Teaching statement with reference to how you contribute to, work with, and address DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging)

A 5-7 page portfolio representing your creative research/professional work

A 5-7 page portfolio representing student work, including excerpts from syllabi

A Research statement with reference to particular projects/active research

Contact information for three (3) professional references

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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