Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Open Rank Assistant Professor or Lecturer

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Open Rank Assistant Professor or Lecturer

Open Rank Assistant Professor or Lecturer

University of Georgia College of Environment + Design

Working Title: Open Rank Assistant Professor or Lecturer
University of Georgia College of Environment + Design Dean's Office
Location of Vacancy: Athens Area
Retirement Plan: TRS or ORP
Benefits Eligibility: Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date: 08/01/2021
Job Closing Date: Open until filled

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Position Details:

Classification Title: Open Rank FLSA
Faculty Rank: Open Rank
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary: 
The College of Environment and Design ( CED ) at The University of Georgia invites applications for one or two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or full-time Lecturer. The successful candidates must begin August 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in this ongoing endeavor by participating in committees at these levels. Service contributions within the College and University are also expected.

Additional Requirements: All Candidates must have a terminal master’s degree ( MLA, March, or MFA ) or a PhD in planning and design or related field.

Please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure for more information about the Assistant Professor rank:

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

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidates with an accredited MLA degree, or an accredited BLA degree with a terminal degree in an allied design discipline are preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated track record of written and graphic publications, awards, design practice, and professional licensure are highly desired.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in design thinking, and design communication and technology, with additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, urban planning, engineering, ecology, plant materials, design studio, hand graphics, or construction.
• Possess a passion for teaching and be enthusiastic mentors. In particular, the CED seeks individuals who are great collaborators who will engage in interdisciplinary scholarship across the university and nation. We seek candidates who will take action to promote the highest standards of teaching, research, and service to the college.

Design Thinking:
• Teach design thinking as a means for problem solving across disciplines and will be expected to develop and seek university approval to offer a new design thinking course as part of the general education core at UGA . This course will be offered at least annually.

Design Communication and Technology:

• The ability to identify and select data appropriate for design inquiry, the ability to conduct analysis and interpretation of data in a critical manner, and verbally and visually communicate data-based insights. Ideal candidates will be able to utilize data resources (online or other) and use mapping and visualization software to weave together written and graphic communication. For example, successful candidates will be fluent in higher-level design tools such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, SketchUp, Rhino, and Lumion, and be prepared to foster student success in use of these programs for production of design documents.
• Additional areas of expertise such as historic preservation, urban planning, engineering, plant materials, ecology, design studio teaching, construction, and hand graphics are desired.
• Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate expertise in multiple areas and be able to support teaching needs across undergraduate and graduate programs.


Applicants must apply through

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing which rank they are applying for as well as 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.

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