Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative

Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative

NC State University

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LA+EP) is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), to begin August 15, 2021.

About the Department
The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning is a vibrant, award-winning community of scholars residing within the College of Design at North Carolina State University, which is a public, land-grant university based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We emphasize evidence-based inquiry and design thinking in the classroom, our scholarship, and outreach activities. We enjoy collaborative relationships in the College with allied departments of Architecture, Art and Design, Graphic and Industrial Design, Ph.D in Design, and Doctor of
Design programs; and outside the College of Design with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; the College of Natural Resources; Horticulture; Public Administration and Engineering. The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning offers an LAAB accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree and an undergraduate Minor in Landscape Architecture.

The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), an initiative within LA+EP, is dedicated to evidence-based design thinking applied to naturalization of everyday environments of children and families that lead to a healthier, socially integrated society that protects and restores biodiversity. The NLI was launched by Professor Robin Moore and Dr. Nilda Cosco at NC State and has engaged in research, professional development activities and design assistance for twenty years. North Carolina State University is committed to advancing diversity in all of its forms. We value
diversity, equity and inclusion as a core mission of our Department and College, and this is continually reflected in our teaching, scholarship, engagement, and service endeavors. 

Essential Job Duties: The successful candidate will lead design studios and/or seminars, advise graduate/PhD
students, and actively participate in scholarship and engagement activities related to environment and behavior (E&B) within the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The selected candidate will also lead the Natural Learning Initiative by developing a robust research agenda, continuing certificate programs, building partnerships and collaborations, managing NLI staff, and obtaining external funding.

Minimum Experience and Education: A Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with PhD or Doctoral degrees; and/or professional practice experience in
Landscape Architecture or an E&B related field. All faculty with proven experience/track record in the areas described in this job posting are encouraged to apply. The position will be classified according to the candidate’s merit.

Preferred qualifications:
Proven potential for grant funding
Evidence of academic impact (established record of peer reviewed publications)
Evidence of successful teaching/mentoring of graduate students
Focus on environment and behavior with knowledge of children and family environments
Experience managing projects and/or teams
Required Documents
Letter of Intent
Portfolio of scholarly and teaching work (9 MB)
Names and contact information of three references
Review of candidates will commence on February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is

Special instructions: All applications should be completed online at and
received by February 1, 2021 for full consideration although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Attached documents must be in PDF format. Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a statement of intent, including the candidate’s teaching and scholarly interests (upload under ‘Other Document’); a portfolio of scholarly and teaching work; and a list of 3 references. Note that portfolios may be submitted as “Other Documents.” Do not submit these materials via email. The appointment will commence on August 15, 2021, at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. Inquiries can be emailed to Nikki Evans, University Program Associate at

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