Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Professional-Track Faculty Open Rank - Lecturer or Assistant Clinical Professor

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Professional-Track Faculty Open Rank - Lecturer or Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional-Track Faculty Open Rank - Lecturer or Assistant Clinical Professor

University of Maryland, College Park

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) invites applications for a Full Time, 9-month professional track at the Open Rank - Lecturer or Assistant Clinical Professor to contribute to our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programs. Promotion to Senior Lecturer/Associate Clinical Professor and Principal Lecturer/Full Clinical Professor available based on performance. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in landscape architecture who can teach broadly across the landscape architecture core curriculum.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
The Landscape Architecture Program offers two independently accredited professional degrees including a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) as well as the Community Planning and Landscape Architecture (LACP), Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture (HPLA) dual degree programs in collaboration with the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Landscape Architecture is housed within the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborative engagement with the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the School of Public Health, the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, and other administrative university units.

COLLEGE AND CAMPUS INFORMATION:
Located at the boundaries of the northern Piedmont uplands and the Chesapeake rolling coastal plain, the University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is five miles from downtown Washington, D.C. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and myriad research entities, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is unparalleled. The area is home to landscape architecture’s national organizations including ASLA, LAAB, LAF, CLARB, TCLF and other related associations and societies. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas.

The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world. The department and program are guided by our commitment to meeting the challenges outlined in the University of Maryland Strategic Plan and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources five strategic initiatives.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lecture courses, seminars, and design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to mentor graduate students through service on thesis committees, and to advise undergraduate and graduate students on academic and career choices. The candidate will be expected to teach core courses across the Landscape Architecture program. Strengths are desired in (but not limited to) one or more critical emerging issues such as:


• Plant-soil-climate relationships, ecological design and habitat restoration/creation, plant associations and communities, and support for biodiversity and pollinators.
• Sustainable construction practices, material selections, site engineering techniques, green and blue infrastructure, CADD/BIM, and other emerging construction technologies.
• Advanced traditional and digital graphic communication, mixed media, experimental work with AR, VR, and UAV data collection.
• Design for climate change adaptation and resilience, innovative approaches to communicating systemic landscape transformations, and elevating under served and vulnerable populations or communities.

The candidate will act as the liaison between the Landscape Architecture program and the professional landscape architecture community in the District-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area through local chapters of ASLA. As a good citizen of the department, the successful candidate will join the faculty in shared governance of the landscape architecture program, the department, college and university.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
• Accredited professional degree in landscape architecture or international equivalent
• Terminal degree in landscape architecture or a related field

Preferred
• An active professional license in landscape architecture
• Five or more years of professional practice as a landscape architect
• Outstanding portfolio of professional work
• Evidence of successful prior teaching at a university level

SALARY/BENEFITS:
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
• Generous start-up funding can be negotiated based on needs.

APPLICATIONS:
Candidates MUST apply online at ejobs.umd.edu. Please attach the following:
• Letter of application clearly indicating qualifications and goals for teaching and service to the profession.
• A separate personal statement of commitment to diversity, summarizing efforts to create and maintain inclusive and welcoming communities that embrace and value the differences among people.
• Complete signed CV (no page limit).
• Portfolio, sample publications or other related work. File size must not exceed 5 MB for upload. Larger files may be sent directly to faculty search committee chair at kweonb@umd.edu.
• Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for application process).
• Name, address, and email address must be provided for a minimum of three professional references.

Questions may be sent to Dr. Byoung-Suk Kweon, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at kweonb@umd.edu.

Closing Date: Review of application material will begin February 15, 2023. Position is open until filled.

Please visit link to apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/102787

Additional Info

Organization/School : University of Maryland

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