Assistant/Associate Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 112836
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) invites applications for a Full Time, 9-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to contribute to our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programs. We are looking for scholars with a strong background in landscape architecture who can teach broadly across the landscape architecture core curriculum.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
The Landscape Architecture Program offers two independently accredited professional degrees including a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) as well as the Community Planning and Landscape Architecture (LACP) dual degree program in collaboration with the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Landscape Architecture is housed within the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborative engagement with the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education and other administrative university units.

COLLEGE AND CAMPUS INFORMATION:
Located at the boundaries of the northern piedmont uplands and the Chesapeake rolling coastal plain, the University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is five miles from downtown Washington, D.C. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is unparalleled. The area is home to landscape architecture’s national organizations including ASLA, LAAB, LAF, CLARB, TCLF and countless other related associations and societies. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas.

The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Successful candidate will be expected to deliver lecture courses, seminars, and design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to mentor graduate students through service on thesis committees, and to advise students on academic and career choices. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidate will be expected to engage in original scholarly research and/or creative work and to disseminate this work through a suitable peer-review process. As a good citizen of the department, the successful candidate will join the faculty in shared governance of the landscape architecture programs, the department, college and university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Accredited professional degree in landscape architecture

Terminal degree in landscape architecture or a related field

Preferences:

•PhD and/or experience in teaching or practicing landscape architecture
•A record of scholarly accomplishments through academic and/or professional practice
•Those candidates who have conducted externally sponsored research will be given strong consideration
•Strengths in graphic communication, design theory and/or technical implementation are a plus

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

• Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

APPLICATIONS:
Candidates MUST apply online at jobs.umd.edu. Please attach the following:
• Letter of application clearly indicating qualifications and goals for scholarship and teaching
• Complete signed CV
• For sample publications or other related work, please upload it as the required writing sample 1. File size must not exceed 5 MB. For larger files, please upload one page indicating that you will send your work directly to faculty search committee chair at kweonb@umd.edu.
• Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for application process).
• Name, address, and email address must be provided for minimum of three professional references.

Questions may be sent to Dr. Byoung-Suk Kweon, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at kweonb@umd.edu.

Posting Date: 02/06/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/15/2018
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents

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