Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture


CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)



University of Florida

The University of Florida School of Landscape Architecture & Planning (SLA&P), home to the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Instructional Assistant Professor/Lecturer position with primary responsibilities dedicated to teaching and service. With a home in Landscape Architecture, the successful candidate will contribute to SLA&P's mission including advancing the ethical, creative, and skillful application of the arts and sciences in planning, designing, and managing built and natural environments and provide professional and public services to communities throughout Florida, the nation, and the world. This position is a full-time, three-year renewable (non-tenure track) role with a strong instructional focus.

The Department seeks an innovative candidate with a passion for creative pedagogy and student-centric learning, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. Candidates should have instructional experience and a record of service. Candidates should be capable of teaching broadly in our undergraduate and graduate core curricula with preference given to expertise in design communications, 3-D visualization, as well as spatial and design thinking. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines and demonstrate a passion for working with students.

The teaching assignment each semester is anticipated to be a minimum of three, 3-credit hour lecture courses or the equivalent (approximately 0.75 FTE total). Additionally, the individual may serve on graduate committees. The individual will be expected to contribute to the governance of the Landscape Architecture Department, the School, and the College through active participation in regular faculty, committee, and academic planning meetings, as well as special events.

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers the State of Florida's only accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree and offers a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. In addition, the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) offers a Ph.D. in Design with a landscape architecture concentration. DCP also offers programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, and Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE).

The University of Florida (UF) is ranked #5 among the nation's public universities according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2022 list. Established in 1925, DCP is uniquely equipped to address some of the major contemporary challenges facing our state, nation, and world as it houses critical disciplines that have an impact on the planning, design, construction, and sustainability of built and natural environments. The College has also embraced the University's initiative to transform research and curriculum in artificial intelligence (AI). Further information about the University, the College, the School, and the Department can be found at and

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:
Terminal degree from an accredited institution or other internationally recognized accrediting body in landscape architecture.
Teaching experience including undergraduate and graduate studios and lectures
Evidence of student-centered approach to teaching and learning
Experience in a significant area(s) of expertise

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in areas of design communication, 3-D visualization, and spatial and design thinking
Professional licensure
Participation in academic or professional associations

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit application materials electronically at

As candidates complete the standard online application, the following items should be uploaded:
Letter of interest inclusive of
Teaching philosophy
List of courses the applicant has taught including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations)
List of courses the applicant would be interested in teaching at UF
Curriculum vitae
List of references, including phone numbers and email addresses
A brief portfolio, including professional and teaching activities

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of reference. Submittal instructions will be provided upon notification of shortlisted candidates.

The application deadline is March 15, 2023. Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date. The proposed start date is August 15, 2023.

Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Dan Manley (

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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Organization/School : University of Florida

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