Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Practitioner

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Practitioner

Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Practitioner

Utah State University LAEP

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University invites applicants for the Canyon House Residency’s 2023/2024 Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Practitioner.

The Canyon House Residency was established to bring to campus excellent practitioners and scholars in landscape-driven design and planning disciplines to engage with our students. Candidates in all fields are welcome. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their practice and research to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Practitioner may be variable in length, but at least a one-semester residency position is preferred, with commensurate residence and salary (non-benefitted). Residence in the Canyon House may be extended beyond the position.

Further information on our programs, campus environment, and the Canyon House may be found at,, and
We intend to make an appointment for either Fall 2023 of Spring 2024 semester.


The Visiting Scholar/Practitioner for the Canyon House Residency will be expected to;

1. Lead one LAEP studio and teach in two other LAEP courses, provide one culminating lecture, and collaborate with our students and faculty to amplify their practice-readiness and support our commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups in the field of landscape architecture and environmental planning.
2. Contribute to LAEP’s commitment to support the participation of women in the profession as a mentor and exemplary role model with whom our students may engage.
3. Amplify our students’ exposure to the current practice of landscape architecture and/or environmental planning through the recipient’s expertise and experience in the field.
4. Provide LAEP’s undergraduate and graduate students with progressive instruction and professional training in the recipient’s realm of practice.


Applicants must hold at least one degree in landscape architecture, planning or a closely allied discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who possess substantial records of scholarship and/or practice, who possess professional licensure in planning or landscape architecture, and/or who have previous teaching experience. Applicants who lend diversity to our faculty are highly desired.


Interested practitioners and scholars should both express interest to Keith Christensen, LAEP Department Head (, and apply online at
The online application will include:
1. A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the Canyon House Residency’s Visiting Scholar/Practitioner position;
2. A curriculum vitae;
3. A brief prospectus of the research, student engagement, and/or other pertinent activities to be undertaken during the Canyon House Residency, including preferred length of residency;
4. The names and contact information of three referees, at least one of whom should be able to comment knowledgeably on the applicant’s teaching ability.
Please address questions directly to:
Keith Christensen, Department Head
Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Utah State University
4005 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-4005

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023 and remain open until filled. Anticipated start date: August 28, 2023 or January 8, 2024. Utah State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

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