Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Visiting Professor

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor

University of Tennessee

The School of Landscape Architecture invites applications at the level of Adjunct Assistant Professor for a non-tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2022. The position will be full time 9-month appointment with two consecutive one-year contracts, with the possibility for further renewal.

We are seeking an energetic, collaborative candidate with research interests and teaching experience in the areas of design studio and landscape history/theory. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in development of new research trajectories, course content, and curricular restructuring through the teaching of innovative studios, seminars, and workshops related to these areas. We are interested in candidates able to engage contemporary theory and practice and explore alternative methods for positioning the history of landscape and landscape architecture. Funding will be made available to kick-start research in the candidate’s area of expertise or exploration.

The position also brings with it the opportunity for collaboration with faculty in the College of Architecture and Design and the Herbert College of Agriculture, as well as from other colleges and departments across the university.

About Us:
The School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, established in 2008, is a graduate only landscape architecture program that is committed to progressively exploring the medium of landscape through teaching, research, and design. Along with schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Design, the school is housed in the College of Architecture and Design. The School of Landscape Architecture is also
supported by the Herbert College of Agriculture and is committed to interdisciplinary collaborations between design and science suggested by its two-college partnership. Knoxville, TN offers easy access to scenic and recreational outdoor activities while providing contemporary urban amenities and research opportunities. The regional landscape includes ico nic ridge and valley systems and water resources, as well as the landscape legacy of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the basic research production of Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), and the ecological complexity of the Great Smokies National Park and Knoxville’s 1000-acre Urban Wilderness. Other major cities in Tennessee and the region such as Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta also
provide many unique opportunities for innovative pedagogy and research.

The College of Architecture and Design also boasts a 20,000 sq. ft. fablab located in downtown Knoxville. This facility is host to a wide range of technologies such as a water jet cutter, robotic arms, 3d printers, cnc routers, and more. The successful candidate will be encouraged to engage this technology in their pedagogy in order to extend the students’ design process through physical making and modelling.

Teaching responsibilities will include one design studio and one history/theory seminar each semester. In keeping with our interest in an integrated curriculum, studio and seminar would be linked when possible in order to allow the students to pursue conceptual and technical agendas in a more robust, synthetic way. An ability to collaborate with instructors teaching courses in parallel areas of the curriculum is also desirable. While there will be some service obligations which accompany this appointment, these assignments will be made strategically in order to allow for priority to be given to research and teaching.

Applicants must hold an accredited terminal degree in landscape architecture. Salary and benefits will be commensurate to the experience and accomplishments of the candidate.
Required Application Materials:

1. Letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications including professional design experience and research accomplishments and interests; a philosophy of teaching including how theory and practice inform classroom activities; and examples and/or ideas of innovative pedagogy focused on design studio and history/theory.
2. A curriculum vitae including contact information and 3 references.
3. Digital portfolio of no more than 20 pages (maximum 15mb) containing examples of design research, creative exhibitions, scholarly articles and essays, professional work, and studio teaching. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2022 and will remain open until the position is filled. 

Please direct any questions to Gale Fulton, Director, School of Landscape Architecture.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Please direct submissions to Vanessa Arthur (info below) using the subject line: Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture
Vanessa Arthur (
Admin Specialist Graduate Programs
University of Tennessee
College of Architecture and Design

Statement of Campus Policy for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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