Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture (Ecological Design + Restoration)

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture (Ecological Design + Restoration)

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture (Ecological Design + Restoration)

University of Wisconsin - Madison WI

The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in landscape architecture, specializing in ecological design and restoration. This is a 9-month, academic year, full-time position with responsibilities for teaching, research, and service:

Teaching (typically 3-4 courses per year): a planting design studio in the BLA core curriculum, an applied field course in our ecological restoration program (MSLA), and two additional courses or seminars supporting the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs.

Research: scholarship focusing on ecosystem conservation and ecological restoration planning, design, implementation, and management, within domestic and/or international contexts.

Service: serving on departmental administrative committees, contributing to disciplinary initiatives such as Sustainable SITES, and engaging with restoration and conservation organizations locally, regionally, or internationally.


A master’s degree (e.g., landscape architecture, ecosystem science, environmental policy, horticulture, or allied field) AND an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture (either BSLA/BLA or MLA) are required. Candidates with ecological restoration practice experience are preferred. Applications are also welcome from candidates who have a PhD or are ABD. All qualified applicants will receive full consideration for this position, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status


The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public land-grant university and prolific research institution that strives for relevance to society and inclusivity in the broadest sense. Our university has been a leader in ecological restoration research, native landscape design, and advancing restoration ecology since Aldo Leopold and John Curtis. We were among the first institutions in the U.S. to develop a teaching, practice, and scholarship program in ecological restoration. The successful candidate will extend this teaching and scholarship legacy, enjoying strong mentoring and support from colleagues, as well as opportunities to mentor talented graduate and undergraduate students. This position will strengthen our department’s capacity to advance community sustainability and landscape resilience within built environments that span the urban-rural continuum.

The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture has a diverse and multidisciplinary faculty, with expertise that includes urban planning, land use policy, community sustainability, and urban design. We offer two undergraduate degrees – an LAAB-accredited BLA and a BS/BA in Landscape and Urban Studies; two master’s degrees: a PAB-accredited MSURP and a research-based MSLA with an option for ecological restoration specialization; and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning. Courses in our restoration curriculum serve students in degree and certificate programs across campus.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers competitive salaries, start-up research packages, and State of Wisconsin employee benefit packages, which include health insurance, life insurance, and retirement program. The granting of tenure is a long-term commitment of university and state resources that requires evidence of sustained high-quality performance.


Candidates can apply for this position, at (242517-FA), by clicking on "Apply Now" and submitting the following documents: 1) a cover letter (2-pages, max.), explaining your teaching and research interests and your qualifications for this position; 2) curriculum vitae, 3) portfolio (8 pages, max.) with three or four work samples and/or abstracts of publications (additional work samples may be requested from semi-finalists), and 4) list of three references with their contact information. Please submit each document as a separate PDF file.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021. Interviews for semi-finalists (held virtually, in Jan-Feb) will precede campus visits in early spring (Mar-Apr). Questions about this position may be sent to the Chair of the search committee, James LaGro, Jr., at Other search committee members: David Bart; Samuel Dennis; Evelyn Howell; Shawn Kelly; Edna Ledesma.


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Organization/School : University of Wisconsin - Madison WI

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