The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UTA invites applications for the position of Director of the Landscape Architecture Program at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure. The Landscape Architecture Program at UTA offers an accredited Master of Landscape Architecture degree and dual degrees with Planning and Public Administration. The College also offers a certificate in GIS and is introducing new interdisciplinary certificates in urban design, design for health, urban farming, and historic preservation.
With over nine thousand square miles and the fourth largest population of any metropolitan area in the nation (7.2 million people), Dallas – Fort Worth (DFW) offers a location rich in opportunities for research, practice, education, and community-based activities for faculty and students alike. A crossroads of ecologies and geographies combined with rapid urban growth have conspired to make DFW fertile terrain for introducing green infrastructure, new urbanisms, and high performance sustainability and landscape practices. The region additionally benefits from a lively conversation about landscape design, restoration, conservation, and ecology. The Landscape Architecture Program in CAPPA takes full advantage of this region through partnering with professional landscape architects as well as developers, planners and other allied professionals in teaching and through studio and thesis projects.
The Landscape Architecture Program is now housed within the newly-created Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (PALA), enabling synergies among the department's programs, including an LAAB-accredited masters degree in Landscape Architecture, a PAB-accredited masters degree in City and Regional Planning, an undergraduate minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and a large Ph.D. Program in Urban Planning with a proposed Landscape Architecture emphasis. Along with the Landscape Architecture and Planning Programs, CAPPA also offers degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Public Policy, Public Administration, Architectural Engineering, and Real Estate Development. The college hosts research centers including the Institute of Urban Studies, the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (a newly-awarded University Transportation Center from the US Department of Transportation), the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium. As a whole, CAPPA aims to strengthen urban, ecological, social, and economic fabrics that unleash the inherent potential of places, communities, and people.
The Landscape Architecture Program Director will be expected to advance the Program by fostering a diverse range of research and creative activities, meaningfully engaging the larger scholarly and professional community, growing enrollments, and building financial support through fund-raising and sponsored research. The Program Director should also be able to contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: urban design, landscape technology and construction, professional practice, urban ecology, history and theory, park planning and design, environmental art, parametric design, and/or research methods. Depending on area of expertise, the Program Director may contribute to or oversee one or more of the new certificates. The successful candidate will contribute to advance UTA's strategic priorities, particularly in the areas of Sustainable Urban Communities and Global Environmental Impact.
Minimum qualifications include a masters degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) or related field, and a bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture (BLA) if the masters degree is in a related field. The BLA and/or MLA should be from an LAAB-accredited program. The successful candidate will also maintain a record of excellence in education, scholarship, and research and/or creative work that merits appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure at UT Arlington. The program seeks a motivated, inspiring, energetic, and collegial leader to help define a collective vision to strengthen and advance the program.
Preferred qualifications include substantial teaching experience in landscape architecture programs and / or broad and deep experience in design, implementation, and research. Applicants with a significant record of professional practice experience and professional licensure and doctoral-level credentials will be given enhanced consideration. Demonstrated effective leadership and administrative ability with experience in personnel management, budgetary responsibilities, program development, and cross-disciplinary communication is a plus.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
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