Summary of Duties: RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach the conventions and potential of contemporary landscape design practice in studio and classroom based settings. S/he will also contribute to the development of the Landscape Architecture Program and an established culture of integration and collaboration among the allied disciplines within the School.
The successful applicant will:
- Teach a minimum of four courses per year including required and elective courses across multiple disciplines (Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Architecture) within the School; - Advance a program of research and/or creative scholarship; - Assist the LA program to further its mission; - Participate on committees and provide other service to the Program, School, Colleges and University; - Develop landscape architecture curricula; - Mentor students; - Assist in increasing the LA program's presence across the University, the region, the state, and beyond; and, - Contribute to the strategic vision of the Landscape Architecture Program.
Required Qualifications: - Professional Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA), or a Masters or PhD degree in a related field and a professional Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree (BLA or BSLA) by employment start date; - Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary and emerging digital landscape visualization and representation techniques and an ability to apply and integrate this knowledge in studio settings, and across disciplines; and, - Established or promising program of creative scholarship/research.
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