Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

College of Environment + Design, University of Georgia

Tenure Track Assistant Professor(s)
The CED seeks candidates with experience in teaching and research who will inspire students to analyze and synthesize complex environmental and cultural information to create compelling design solutions. The successful candidate(s) will teach courses in engineering, grading, construction, planting design, plant materials, and urban and/or community design. As the first chartered public institution in the US, The University of Georgia has a long history of local, state, and international engagement and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to this tradition. The successful candidate(s) must begin on August 1, 2023.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor position(s) must have a professionally accredited MLA degree or an accredited BLA degree with a terminal degree in an allied design discipline. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching, research, professional practice, and design background are highly recognized by their peers. Candidates must demonstrate an upward research strategy and capacity to attract external funding to support environmental design. Specific areas of expertise may relate to resiliency, sustainability, community design, wellness, landscape performance, land development and management, historic preservation, and urban
planning. Established record of relevant practice in design, planting design, construction (including contemporary and historic building materials), grading/drainage, planning, engineering, ecology, or plant materials is required.
The successful candidate(s) will provide evidence of a strong record of practice, teaching, research, and service or ability excel in those areas. Evidence of research may include design awards, design commissions, peer-reviewed journal articles, or other refereed scholarship or recognition.

Successful appointment as a tenure track Assistant Professor will require teaching up to 16 credit hours per academic year (Spring and Fall semesters) in one or more areas of expertise. Please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Assistant Professors here:

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with prior professional, teaching and research history at the college level are preferred. Candidates holding registration or licensing as a landscape architect in the US, or other country with equivalent examination and practice requirements, and who demonstrate a record of accolades are also preferred. Additionally, an interest in historic preservation or urban planning and design is desired.

· Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in multiple facets of landscape architecture and be able to support teaching and research across the undergraduate and graduate programs.
· Successful candidates will have a deep passion for teaching and mentoring students. We seek candidates who will promote the highest standards of teaching and service. In particular, the CED seeks individuals who are great
collaborators and are excited to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship across the university, state, and the nation as well as internationally.
· Successful candidates may support service activities and CED labs such as the Sustainability and Landscape Performance Lab (SLaP Lab), the Cultural Landscape Lab (CLL), the Virtual Reality Lab, and the Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP). 

The College of Environment and Design and the Athens community:
Located in vibrant and historic Athens, Georgia, UGA’s College of Environment and Design is home to the oldest landscape architecture program in the Southeast and one of the largest BLA programs in the U.S. The College houses accredited BLA and MLA programs, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Urban Planning and Design and PhD programs. There is a wide range of research interests within its large and diverse faculty. The BLA and
MLA programs within the College consistently rank among the top programs in the U.S. The College’s global presence includes regular programming at UGA’s campus in Cortona, Italy, and a strong working relationship with Nanjing Forestry University and Beijing Forestry University. Learn more about the College of Environment and Design at

The University of Georgia ( is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a land/sea grant institution and is located 65 miles east of Atlanta, GA. The historic campus is well situated between downtown Athens and the Oconee River, allowing easy pedestrian access to the lively downtown or to the greenway system. Athens is a progressive city noted for its beautiful surroundings, great neighborhoods, rich history, and
diverse intellectual, recreational, and cultural opportunities. It is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is known for its music scene and college athletics ( Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.

Applicants should submit: a letter of interest noting their job qualifications and teaching interests; a portfolio illustrating built or designed works; research productivity; professional practice experience; writing samples; or other creative work; curriculum vita; and four references with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone
numbers. Applicants with prior teaching experience should submit samples of course syllabi, student work, and course evaluations. Questions will be addressed by the search chair, Jon Calabria, at
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing
accommodation or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Organization/School : College of Environment + Design, University of Georgia

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