Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Visiting Assistant Professor

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Colorado – College of Architecture and Planning

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver has an opening for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to commence January 2022. The position is located on the Denver Main Campus and is full-time, 40hrs/week. Full benefits are included.

The department seeks highly motivated candidates who demonstrate the potential to teach at the crossroads of design, theory, and practice, through studios, core curriculum seminars, and technical classes to graduate students. Over the course of this 9-month position, the Visiting Assistant Professor will engage fully in the college through teaching, research and creative work, outreach, and presenting a lecture and/or mounting an exhibition.

The Department of Landscape Architecture is committed to design, research, and scholarship, and is dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives through design inquiry and making in pursuit of landscape architecture open to all.

About the Landscape Architecture Department

The Department of Landscape Architecture delivers a three-year LAAB accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for first professional degree students who hold either a non- preprofessional or pre-professional bachelor's degree. Our faculty and students are makers, global citizens, and advocates in a changing world that aligns with the evolving nature of collaborative and professional practice. In addition to the Landscape Architecture Program, the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) offers degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Design and Planning. For more information visit:

College of Architecture and Planning

The mission of CAP is to ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet. In addition to the Architecture Program, CAP offers a BS in Architecture and professional Master’s degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, and a PhD in Geography, Planning, and Design. For more information visit:

University of Colorado Denver

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from a well-educated top talent that fuels the future of Denver and our region.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here. 

Job Responsibilities

Assistant Professor positions in the College of Architecture and Planning engage in teaching, research/creative work, and service. The percentages allocated are 40% teaching, 40% research/creative work, and 20% service. The standard academic-year teaching load is two courses per semester.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $70,000 – $75,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in landscape architecture or related fields (or international equivalent)
  • Evidence of design studio teaching and lecture/seminar courses in the area of expertise
  • Evidence of research and/or creative work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience
  • Design-Build teaching or practice experience
  • Professional license in landscape architecture

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions regarding the application submission process should be directed to CAP Human Resources at
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin September 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 21343

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. Letter of interest (not to exceed 3 pages) to include:
    Statement of research agenda and strategic plan for achieving it;
    Pedagogy and/or teaching philosophy;
    Service achievements and goals
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio of teaching and/or research/creative work (not to exceed 20 pages)
  4. Names and contact information for three references.

Job Category

: Faculty

Primary Location

: Denver

Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 30178 - CAP-Landscape Arch Dept


: Full-time

Posting Date

: August 30, 2021

Unposting Date

: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: CAP Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00608172

Additional Info

Organization/School : University of Colorado

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