Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Texas Tech University

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Landscape Architecture in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for a 9-month, full-time tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor starting in the fall of 2023.

The Department seeks a diverse colleague who will advance the landscape architecture discipline, promote critical and creative design approaches, and integrate social, technical, and biophysical processes in the design of resilient landscapes with spatial experiences that inspire and delight. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and global professional communication is essential.

Applicants should demonstrate strong design skills and have a research and teaching emphasis in one or more of the following areas:
• Resilient landscapes
• Urbanization and urban design
• Landscape performance
• Landscape technology

Recently, the TTU Office of Research & Innovation embarked on a campus-wide initiative focused on maximizing the impact of research and creative endeavors. In doing so, TTU identified five Strategic Research Themes which include Climate Resilience, Powering Our Future, Advancing One Health, Thrive! Rural America, and Borders & Belonging.

Applicants should also demonstrate how their research and teaching emphasis connects to the TTU Strategic Research Themes. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Required Qualifications:
• Applicants must have an accredited professional degree in Landscape Architecture and a terminal degree in their discipline.
• PhD, US professional licensure, or established/extensive track record of teaching.
• The ability to successfully teach landscape architecture design studio courses as well as seminars and lecture courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Emerging record of research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A strong record of significant professional practice and/or scholarly research and teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Evidence of successful teaching in landscape architecture.
• Record of peer-reviewed research or design awards.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits information can be obtained at Appointment is on an annual basis until tenure is granted and is contingent on positive annual evaluations.

Department, College, University, and Community:
The Department of Landscape Architecture ( is one of seven departments within the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Davis College) at Texas Tech University. The Department has a long history of excellence. The Bachelor (BLA) and Master (MLA) of Landscape Architecture programs are fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). Support of the Department by its alumni and industry groups in the state is very strong. The Department is an essential contributor to the research enterprise of the Davis College at Texas Tech University and has a strong track record of involving students in service-learning activities and engaging the Lubbock community through outreach efforts. The Department has long-standing relationships with other campus programs, including the College of Architecture and the multi-disciplinary Land Use, Planning, Management and Design PhD program.

The Department has facilities in two buildings on campus. The CASNR Annex is home to Departmental and faculty offices as well as classroom, computer lab, printing, plotting, and digital fabrication spaces. The Landscape Architecture studio space is located in the newly renovated Agriculture Pavilion, one of the first buildings on the Texas Tech University campus.

About the College:
In addition to the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Davis College is home to the departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Plant and Soil Science, and Veterinary Sciences, along with multiple research centers and institutes. For the most recent academic year, the College had 2,687 undergraduate and 502 graduate students and generated approximately $14.4 million annually in extramural research funding.

About the University:
Texas Tech University is committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge. TTU provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind. It ranks at the highest level of Carnegie-classified (R1: Very High Research Activity) doctoral-granting universities, one of 131 U.S. institutions with this designation. In Fall 2019, Texas Tech was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), making it one of only 16 HSIs that are also Carnegie Research 1 institutions. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech’s campus covers 1,869 acres and is comprised of 10 colleges, a graduate school, a law school, and a new School of Veterinary Medicine located in Amarillo, Texas. Even with an enrollment of more than 40,000 and a budget exceeding $1 billion, the University prides itself on the ability of students to engage with some of the most inventive, innovative, and creative faculty in the nation.

As the headquarters of the Texas Tech system and home to the Law and Health Sciences Centers, Texas Tech University remains a central institution in a rapidly growing region located in the semi-arid, short-grass prairie ecosystem of the Texas panhandle’s Llano Estacado.

About the Community:
The City of Lubbock is the economic, educational, and healthcare hub of the South Plains. With 265 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 74 degrees, the Lubbock area is home to more than 300,000 Texans. Perfect for outdoor living, the community includes over 75 public parks, nearby recreational lakes, running, biking, and hiking trails, and eight golf courses, including the nationally-ranked Rawls Course at Texas Tech. Lubbock is proud of its diversity and strives to create a more inclusive atmosphere to embrace its increasingly multicultural and international community.

All application materials must be submitted online through the Texas Tech University application portal at and search for Requisition Number 31639BR. Applicants should submit:
• Cover letter (three-page max.) highlighting relevant experiences and accomplishments, teaching philosophy, and research statement.
• Curriculum vitae
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement (one-page max.) that articulates how you would address DEI issues through your teaching, research/creative activity, and/or service.
• Names and contact information for three references
• Digital portfolio

Address any questions to either Kathryn Nelson, Assistant Department Chair and Search Chair (, or Leehu Loon, Department Chair ( Review of applications will begin January 14, 2023.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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