Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Lecturer (non-tenure track)

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Landscape Architecture Lecturer (non-tenure track)

Landscape Architecture Lecturer (non-tenure track)

Purdue University

Lecturer (non-tenure track)
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Duties: The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, announces an academic year, full-time lecturer position in Landscape Architecture. Undergraduate teaching is a primary responsibility of this position, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish a program of engaging classroom and studio-based teaching, student mentoring, and service to the program and department. While all candidates must possess a broad set of skills applicable to a comprehensive education in landscape architecture, this position seeks candidates ready to lead undergraduate design studios, as well as additional courses in landscape engineering, construction, sustainable stormwater management, or design communication. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate expertise in multiple areas and be able to support teaching needs across the undergraduate program.

The Landscape Architecture Program at Purdue University is a nationally ranked five-year professionally accredited undergraduate program leading to a B.S.L.A. degree. We are a community of students, alumni, faculty and administrators whose common mission is to prepare students for successful careers in landscape architecture, instilling in them the desire to continue to learn and seek new knowledge throughout their lives in the enhancement of the built environment and the advancement of the profession. We strongly endorse a collaborative attitude that fosters collegiality, civility and respect among peers, staff and students. Further information about the position may be obtained from the chair of the search committee: Sean Rotar, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (Email:

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification includes an accredited Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in landscape architecture. Candidates with a demonstrated track record of written and graphic publications, awards, design practice, professional licensure, or advanced degrees are preferred. Experience working with or teaching diverse groups is preferred.

Compensation: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience. This is an academic year appointment with excellent fringe benefits that include employer contributions to the individual’s retirement program, medical, life & disability insurance.

The College: The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked seventh in the US in the 2021 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and Extension), and to excellence in international activities and perspectives that span all mission areas. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty, 2841 undergraduate students, and 740 graduate students. The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at

Application: To apply, please visit Appointment will be for one academic year, beginning in August, 2021, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Applicants are requested to submit a packet including: (i) a letter of application, (ii) a statement of teaching philosophy and goals (iii) a portfolio including examples of professional and creative work and/or student work as applicable and (iv) a current curriculum vitae, (v) names and contact information for 3 references, and (vi) diversity and inclusion statement, described below.

Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution -

Screening of applicants will begin June 4, 2021 although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

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Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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