Landscape Architecture

Posted July 1, 2021

Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Search

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The Department of Landscape Architecture welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor to offer graduate-level instruction in landscape architecture design studios and other courses. Candidates should demonstrate a high level of design skill, professional or pedagogical experience, and a clear and compelling research trajectory related to contemporary design discourse and practice in Landscape Architecture.

This position is a full-time tenure-track appointment with responsibilities for teaching, research, and administration. The successful candidates will be expected to teach design studios at the core and elective level, as well as courses in an area of specialization that suits the candidate’s research.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, a Master’s of Architecture, or equivalent design degree from a professionally accredited program.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on July 1, 2022 and the selected candidate will be expected to begin teaching in fall 2022.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter of interest that succinctly describes their agenda for research and design practice and how they see their work fitting within the Department of Landscape Architecture. Applicants should also submit a personal statement describing near-term plans for research / scholarship, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of design work, samples of student work, if any, and the names and contact information for three references who will be contacted at a later date.

Candidates are encouraged to describe how diverse, underrepresented, and global perspectives are incorporated into their teaching. Applications from BIPOC and women candidates are strongly encouraged.

Applications should be addressed to Karen M’Closkey, Chair of Search Committee and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture.

Search Committee:
Karen M’Closkey, Chair of Search Committee and Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Sonja Dümpelmann, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
David Hartt, Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Nick Pevzner, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Richard Weller, Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture 
Jingyu Zhang, student representative

Questions should be directed to: landarch@design.upenn.edu 215.898.6592

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).