Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture


CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)



College of Environment + Design, University of Georgia

Lecturer Position(s)
The College of Environment and Design (CED) at The University of Georgia invites qualified candidates to apply for the position(s) of full-time Lecturer to meet the growing teaching needs of the college. The CED seeks candidates with expertise in all phases of design development to teach courses in engineering, grading, construction, planting design, plant materials, and urban and/or community design. As the first chartered public institution in the
US, The University of Georgia has a long history of local, state, and international engagement and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to this tradition.

Candidates for the Lecturer position(s) must have a professionally accredited MLA degree or an accredited BLA degree with a terminal degree in an allied design discipline. Successful appointment as a non-tenure track Lecturer will require teaching up to 24 credit hours per academic year. Appointment will be based on the candidate’s ability to present clear evidence of successful practice in design, planting design, construction, grading/drainage, planning, engineering, ecology, and/or plant material. The Lecturer position(s) is/are expected to maximize student learning outcomes in design studios and other courses supporting the design process. The position of Lecturer is defined as a 100% teaching and service position and is annually renewable. The successful lecturer candidate(s) can expect to teach between 6 and 8 classes (18-24 credit hours) per academic year. The successful candidate(s)s must begin on August 1, 2023.

Please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Lecturers here:

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with prior teaching history and a demonstrated record of accomplishment that includes design awards or similar recognition are highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates who have been recognized for their professional design work and those with licensure.

• Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in multiple facets of landscape architecture and will be able to support teaching needs across undergraduate and graduate programs by instructing a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in design, planting design, construction (includes contemporary and historic building materials), grading and drainage, technology, planning, engineering, ecology, plant materials, design studio, or hand and digital graphics.
• We seek candidates who promote the highest standards of teaching and service to the college and have a deep passion for teaching and mentoring students.
• Successful candidates may support service activities and faculty labs such as the Sustainability and Landscape Performance Lab (SLaP Lab), the Cultural Landscape Lab (CLL), the Virtual Reality Lab, and the Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP).

The College of Environment and Design and the Athens community:
Located in vibrant and historic Athens, Georgia, UGA’s College of Environment and Design is home to the oldest landscape architecture program in the Southeast and one of the largest BLA programs in the U.S. The College houses accredited BLA and MLA programs, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Urban Planning and Design and PhD programs. There is a wide range of research interests within its large and diverse faculty. The BLA and MLA programs within the College consistently rank among the top programs in the U.S. The College’s global presence includes regular programming at UGA’s campus in Cortona, Italy, and a strong working relationship with Nanjing Forestry University and Beijing Forestry University. Learn more about the College of Environment and Design at The University of Georgia ( is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a land/sea grant institution and is located 70 miles east of Atlanta, GA. The historic campus is well situated between downtown Athens and the Oconee River, allowing easy pedestrian access to the lively downtown or to the greenway system. Athens is a progressive city noted for its beautiful surroundings, great neighborhoods, rich history, and diverse intellectual, recreational, and cultural opportunities. It is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is known for its music scene and college athletics ( Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. The University of Georgia is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.

Applicants should submit: a letter of interest noting their job qualifications and teaching interests; a portfolio illustrating built or designed works; professional practice experience; writing samples; or other creative work; curriculum vita; and four references with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Applicants
with prior teaching experience should submit samples of course syllabi, student work, and course evaluations. 

Questions will be addressed by the search chair, Jon Calabria, at The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender
identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodation or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
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Organization/School : University of Georgia

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