Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor- Landscape Architecture - Davis College- 21077

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor- Landscape Architecture - Davis College- 21077

Assistant Professor- Landscape Architecture - Davis College- 21077

West Virginia University

The Landscape Architecture Program at West Virginia University is pleased to announce openings for two tenure-track assistant professors in landscape architecture for nine-month academic appointments projected to start August 1, 2023.

The Landscape Architecture Program is looking for future colleagues who are excited to join a dynamic faculty to educate future practitioners and to contribute landscape architecture research and practice towards addressing vital contemporary issues such as design for environmental restoration, climate resiliency, cultural preservation, health, and inclusivity. Successful applicants will be dedicated to design excellence, student learning, research and/or creative inquiry, and program development. The Landscape Architecture Program welcomes applicants who can seamlessly integrate new and emerging technologies and construction practices into design studio education at multiple scales of landscape architectural practice, including site design, urban design, and regional ecological land planning.

Faculty appointments include Teaching (40%), Research/Creative Work (40%), and Service (20%). Typical teaching loads include two courses per semester. Research and Creative productivity are measured through peer-reviewed recognition. Service includes significant activities that benefit the Program, School, College, University, State, and Profession. As a land grant institution, WVU prioritizes critical engagement in issues relevant to the economic development, ecological restoration, and resiliency of the State of West Virginia.


Qualifications

(1) A Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree from a Landscape Architectural
Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited program or;

(2) An undergraduate degree in landscape architecture (BSLA, BLA) from a Landscape
Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited program and a terminal graduate degree from a professionally accredited program in either landscape architecture (MLA) or an allied professional field, such as architecture (Master of Architecture) or Planning (Ph.D), or a relevant academic discipline (Ph.D or Doctorate).

Candidates with professional practice experience in landscape architecture, including a track record of project development and implementation, are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be qualified to teach across the landscape architecture curriculum with a commitment to design studio excellence. All required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Application
Applicants will submit all materials to https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities. Please navigate to the position title listed above.

Include the following application materials:
1) Letter of interest highlighting qualifications for the position and a vision for contributing to landscape architecture education;
2) Curriculum vitae, including professional practice experience;
3) Teaching statement, including experience in landscape architecture education and list of courses taught (if any);
4) Research statement, including previous achievements and goals for future research and/or creative scholarship;
5) Portfolio of professional work, research, and teaching;
6) List of at least three professional references

Direct inquiries to Judith Wasserman, Landscape Architecture Search Committee Chair at judith.wasserman@mail.wvu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2022.

Additional Information
The Landscape Architecture Program
The Landscape Architecture Program includes an accredited Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) as well as an undergraduate major in Environmental and Community Planning (ENCP). The Program includes a Landscape Studies Minor and an online undergraduate Minor and graduate certificate in Sustainable Trails Development. Embedded within the School of Design and Community Development (SDCD) and the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, the Landscape Architecture Program is strengthened through its teaching and research relationships across the College and University. See: https://designcomm.wvu.edu/undergraduate/majors/landscape-architecture

The School of Design and Community Development
The School of Design and Community Development http://www.design.wvu.edu offers the following majors: Agricultural & Extension Education, Design Studies, Environmental and Community Planning, Fashion Dress and Merchandising, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. Graduate programs associated with the Landscape Architecture program include the Master of Landscape Architecture and a PhD in Human and Community Development.

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
The Davis College https://www.davis.wvu.edu/about-davis-college is focused on the application of knowledge to solve critical issues. With a focus on leadership, stewardship, engagement, and collaboration, and with over 23 undergraduate majors in a broad range of disciplines, the College offers opportunities for faculty to foster creative partnerships across disciplines to further landscape architecture inquiry, teaching, and service.

West Virginia University
West Virginia University http://www.wvu.edu is a comprehensive Research 1 land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students. As the State’s premiere Land Grant institution, WVU serves a central role in providing resources and technical expertise to West Virginia. Faculty at WVU have significant impact on the future of the State.

Morgantown, West Virginia
West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, a small city in the mid-Atlantic Region at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Morgantown is 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, and within easy driving distance of other major metropolitan areas including New York City, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. Morgantown has been rated No. 1 Small City in America, Best Small City in the East, and 3rd Best Small Town in the nation. Ratings resulted from its mix of intellectual, cultural, and social amenities; university services including medical facilities; year-round summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities; small town warmth; and a public school system that has been rated in the top two percentile in academic performance nationwide.

WVU’s Commitment to Equity and Diversity
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

WVU’s Dual Career Program
Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit dualcareer.wvu.edu and ohwpawvherc.org for more information and job postings.


At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

To apply for this position, submit materials through

https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=21077&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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