Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

University of Connecticut

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut is pleased to invite applications for a full-time (nine-month appointment, 40% research and 60% teaching), tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2021, with the possibility of early start.

The successful candidate will be expected to enhance scholarship and research in the Program of Landscape Architecture by securing extramural funding, publishing in high impact journals, and attaining a national reputation in the field. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a significant cross-disciplinary scholarly program, teach up to three undergraduate courses per academic year, advise undergraduates and graduate students, and provide academic and professional services. Ability to teach within the landscape architecture core curriculum (graphics, theory, design, and construction) is essential.

The Program of Landscape Architecture currently offers an LAAB accredited B.S.L.A. degree and an M.S. degree with a multi-disciplinary focus. Presently, the program has 50 undergraduate students and a small graduate program. We are currently working to develop an accredited MLA Program. Our graduates work in many of the top landscape architecture firms in Connecticut and across the country. Our location on the Storrs Campus of the University is within a short driving distance to Boston and New York City.

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and extension programs in the years 2020-2025. Faculty hired for this position will be expected to make significant contributions in their area of expertise, contributing to the advancement of one or more of the CAHNR’s four strategic initiatives.

Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply
Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally
Designing sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces
Advancing resilience and adaptation in a changing climate

The University prioritizes scholarship in areas that include health and environmental sustainability, and offers significant opportunity for cross-disciplinary, collaborative scholarship in a number of areas including healthy and active communities, shoreline and community resilience, storm water management and green infrastructure, sustainable cities, landscape ecology, multi-modal transportation, and digital visualization and spatial analytics. UConn has been recognized as one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly campuses by a national publication of Sierra magazine.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Planning, Urban Design or a related field; at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture (undergraduate or graduate); excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent training in the area of scholarly interest; and proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A record of attracting significant extramural funding, a record of published scholarly articles of high impact, and advanced training or experience in the area of scholarly interest. Experience with professional practice would be preferable.

APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021 or earlier. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs Campus with an opportunity to support the UConn Hartford Campus Urban Design Initiative. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

. A cover letter that includes your vision and programmatic objectives
. Curriculum vitae
. Research and scholarship statement
. Teaching statement
. Commitment to diversity statement
. Professional portfolio with your design/planned work and writing samples
. Teaching portfolio with student work included
. Graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies)
. Names and contact information for three (3) letters of reference

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than February 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Sohyun Park (

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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