Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Professor of Landscape Design

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Professor of Landscape Design

Professor of Landscape Design

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Science

Three becomes one. The OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Science – is the joint continuation of the FHS St.Gallen, HSR Rapperswil and NTB Buchs. We are at home in St.Gallen, Buchs and Rapperswil, teach at Bachelor and Master level, offer further education and services, and conduct application-oriented and practical research. We have our finger on the pulse of life, in the midst of society and in dialogue with teaching, research and business.

The bachelor's degree programme in Landscape Architecture is the only one in German-speaking Switzerland and provides its students with a comprehensive education in all disciplines of landscape architecture. As of 1 September 2021 we are looking for you as

Professor of Landscape Design (60-100%)

As a professor of Landscape Design you will be in a responsible position in teaching, research & development or service and will contribute to the development of your subject area.

Your tasks:
- You will teach the subject of landscape design at Bachelor and Master level
- You will supervise project-, Bachelor's- and Master's theses
- You are committed to application-oriented research and development at the Institute for Landscape and Open Space
- You will acquire and work on third-party funded research and development projects

Your qualification:
- You have a university degree in landscape architecture, a doctorate or equivalent qualification is an advantage
- You are a site designer with a special interest in larger landscape design projects
- You have work experience in infrastructure and landfill projects
- You demonstrate profound knowledge in one or more of the following subject areas: revitalisation of small rivers and lakes, bio-engineering for land reclamation, site engineering, dealing with natural hazards in the context of climate change
- You show willingness to engage in the development of the department and the institute

We offer:
- A field of activity in a dynamic environment with modern infrastructure
- A varied and demanding job with a high degree of personal responsibility
- Space for personal initiative
- An interdisciplinary team of eleven professors and 25 committed employees
- Central location at Rapperswil railway station directly on Lake Zurich

Have we aroused your interest and do you have the desired qualification? Then we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool ( by 10 December 2020 at the latest. For further information, please contact Peter Petschek, Head of Landscape Architecture, via e-mail:

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