Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture
Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis - Sam Fox School
Cluster Hire Initiative
The Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race and diversity scholarship. As part of this initiative, the College of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Departments of Anthropology and Biology in Arts & Sciences seek colleagues to fill three tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (i.e., one each in Anthropology, Architecture, and Biology) as part of a multidisciplinary cluster hire focused on environmental justice.
Our shared goal is to create a community of scholars spanning the multifaceted challenge of understanding the legacy and contemporary dynamics of environmental racism and justice while looking ahead to an inclusive and equitable future. The College of Architecture seeks a colleague with expertise in ecological systems (natural and social) at the nexus of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design to advance scholarship and design practices under the broad umbrella of environmental justice and climate change. The Department of Biology is looking for a colleague working at the nexus of urban biology and environmental justice. This opening would fit a wide range of research topics, including food security, access to natural resources, maintaining biodiversity, urban eco-evolutionary dynamics, energy production and use, water and land use, water and air quality, and human health. The Department of Anthropology seeks a scholar researching the economic, legal, and societal drivers behind environmental racism and the experiences and responses of affected peoples.
Landscape Architecture Position Description
Applicants for the Landscape Architecture position should hold a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or a closely related field with professional design qualifications. Although not required, we welcome candidates with doctoral or PhD degrees in aligned areas of study. All candidates shall have significant scholarly or design practice accomplishments and demonstrate dedication to graduate and undergraduate education excellence. Teaching responsibilities include a new trans-disciplinary ecology course offered to students in the College of Architecture and open to students across the university.
Successful candidates will provide strengths complementary to other areas of scholarship already represented in Architecture, Anthropology, and Biology at Washington University. In addition, successful candidates will develop externally funded and internationally recognized research agendas or an internationally recognized design practice, contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentoring students, and participate fully in College, School, and University activities. The assistant design professor will teach a typical load equivalent to four courses per academic year, including studio and seminar courses across the School’s disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University; the Sam Fox School strives to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our community. Therefore, candidates should demonstrate an ability to nurture an inclusive learning and work environment where a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. The full-time (9- month) appointment will begin in August 2022.
Please clearly indicate your academic unit in an application cover letter. In addition, provide a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, diversity statement, three examples of scholarship or a design portfolio, and three letters of recommendation, all submitted through Interfolio.
Applications will be accepted until the search concludes. However, the committee will give preference to applications received before November 15, 2021.
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