Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Lecturer Position - Design and Graphics - Ecological Landscape and Community-Centered Design

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Lecturer Position - Design and Graphics - Ecological Landscape and Community-Centered Design

Lecturer Position - Design and Graphics - Ecological Landscape and Community-Centered Design

University of Vermont

The Departments of Plant & Soil Science (PSS) and Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invite applications for a full-time Lecturer position specializing in design and graphics for Ecological Landscape and Community-Centered Design. Applicants must have training and previous experience in one or more of the following areas: landscape design/architecture, urban and rural land planning, as well as applied design processes and graphical execution of design ideas. Ability to teach traditional studio techniques and computer-based applied design and/or visual communications courses is essential. A successful applicant should have studio teaching experience in areas such as applied community design, urban ecological or agroecological systems and social systems. Applicants with experience working on topics in diversity, equity, inclusion in design and climate change adaptation and resilience are especially welcome.

This joint position will serve both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Agroecology & Landscape Design and Ecological Landscape Design for PSS 0.5 FTE (50% time) and the Community Centered Design major for CDAE (50% time). Within CDAE, this 0.5 FTE position will be associated with a thematic ‘cluster hire’ of several faculty focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The candidate will also provide service to the PSS and CDAE Departments including advising and mentoring undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and communication (graphic, written, oral), including experience working with diverse audiences and communities. They will be expected to teach 5-6 courses per year; these will span introductory level to advanced undergraduate coursework in design drafting/graphics, and at least one course should be developed in the candidate’s area of expertise, to serve as an upper-level studio course, contributing to the evolving PSS master’s program in ecological landscape design. The lecturer will also participate in the selection of design software used to support curriculum.

All applicants are required to hold a minimum of a master’s degree in landscape architecture, urban planning or a closely related field. Practical/industry experience in landscape design is strongly preferred. Applicants should apply via, Position # 00026364.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, a portfolio of design work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement on advancing diversity and inclusive excellence should all be attached electronically to the online application. Applicants can either upload a portfolio as a PDF (limit 9MB file size) or submit a link to a digital portfolio.

Additionally, applicants should enter in the application names and email addresses for three individuals who will provide letters of professional reference. Anticipated start date is August 21, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 15, 2023.

The University of Vermont is located in the city of Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington is Vermont’s largest city with a metro-area population of approximately 210,000. Burlington is often rated as one of the best small cities in America with its access to nature and recreation, a thriving food and music scene, and its status as a top college town.

Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law.

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Organization/School : University of Vermont

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