Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

California State Polytechnic University

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

California State Polytechnic University

California State Polytechnic University

The City and Regional Planning Department and Landscape Architecture Department seek a joint tenure-track assistant professor with a record of professional achievements, scholarship, and teaching (either demonstrated or with the potential for success) in physical planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. Teaching includes laboratory/studio and lecture-format courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Learn-by-doing and project-based learning is the preferred teaching model, and studios often require work with cities, counties, or community-based organizations.

Candidates must be proficient in visualization, industry-standard digital design media, and geospatial analysis. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: affordable housing, diversity and social justice, ecological design, water management, and urban landscape design. Previous experience in online teaching, cross-cultural studies, and in interdisciplinary initiatives is desired but not required. Candidates shall demonstrate the ability to develop a viable applied research program that complements their teaching. Commitment to department, college, and university and professional service activities is required. We are especially interested in candidates committed to recruiting for and supporting the success of first-generation and underrepresented students.

Candidates will have a tenure home in one department. The appointing department will be based on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. Candidates are expected to dedicate 50% of their appointment to teaching and service in each department. Professional development, educational achievements, and service expectations will conform to the tenure-home department’s ARPT (Appointment, Retention, Promotion, Tenure) guidelines.

Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $89,000 - $95,000 per year).

Cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences, and value systems fosters innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Successful applicants should demonstrate how they have infused these values and student learning objectives into their work. They should be prepared to present clear examples of how they would infuse these areas into their work as a faculty member.


Required qualifications:

Candidates must have a terminal degree for their home department (masters for Landscape Architecture or doctorate for City and Regional Planning) by the listed start date

ABD (All but for Dissertation) candidates may be considered. Degree must be conferred before start date at Cal Poly.


Possess evidence of professional experience in the fields of landscape architecture and/or planning/urban design by the listed start date.

Preference will be given to those with experience working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment. 

Given the possibility of team teaching, a record of successful collaboration is also preferred.

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Organization/School : California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA

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