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Clinical Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Arizona State University Arizona State University Employer:
Tempe Camp, AZ, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 16 '17Posted on:

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in landscape architecture and sustainable design beginning fall 2018 for a one year, renewable appointment.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. herbergerinstitute.asu.edu

The Design School is the largest and most comprehensive design school in the country. It plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the University and the greater Phoenix community. Over the next year the Design School is embarking on an exciting ‘redesign’ process – building the next great American design school at the New American University, a school that is relevant, equitable and collaborative. The strategic planning process will engage the local community, country and world in defining what a design school in the future will look like. This position will join the School on that journey to help lead the field of design education into the future. Currently, the school has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. The Design School faculty work on a variety of issues – from addressing the future of the Rio Salado in Metropolitan Phoenix to partnering with Google on increasing human satisfaction to working with communities across the globe to address critical issues of sustainability. In addition, the school’s curricula and research are grounded in its commitment to prepare the next generation of designers to engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary inquiry so that they may work productively within and beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines.

The landscape architecture program features a strong and diverse faculty, collaborative relationships with architecture and other programs in the School and a growing student enrollment. The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, a four-year undergraduate professional degree program and the Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Architecutre Accreditation Board (LAAB). In addition, the School also supports two graduate research degree programs conferring, respectively, a Master of Science in Design and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts.

We seek applicants with a focus on design and applied sustainability. The successful candidate is expected to teach studio and lecture courses in the BSLA and MLA degree programs, lead seminars based on research interests, mentor graduate student thesis projects and contribute to other programs in The Design School. The candidate is expected to contribute to an agenda of research/creative activity relevant to the School, university and the discipline. The candidate will also be expected to advise student organizations and participate in service to the Program, School, and as appropriate the Institute and University. The candidate is expected to participate in ASU and The Design School community engagement endeavors. Service contributions are also expected within the University and the discipline.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate is required to possess:

  • An accredited professional degree in landscape architecture or international equivalent.  For applicants who hold an undergraduate professional degree in landscape architecture, a graduate degree in landscape architecture or related discipline; and
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in landscape architecture, and one year in teaching landscape architecture design studios or landscape construction/technical, or courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals with;

  • A minimum ten years of professional experience in landscape architecture
  • A minimum three years’ experience teaching landscape architecture 
  • Experience teaching landscape architecture design studios and landscape construction technical courses
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Professional registration/licensure in landscape architecture;
  • Demonstrated potential to pursue a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition;
  • Interest in pursuing interdisciplinary teaching;
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of landscape architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices
  • Familiarity with the regional professional landscape architecture community and/or creative activities;
  • An interest in online teaching and learning; and
  • Commitment to research, teaching, and recruiting a diverse student population.

The application deadline is November 26, 2017; if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.

Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format.  Please submit the following information to apply.interfolio.com/45761

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, teaching experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A portfolio of research and creative work, including examples of student work; and
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

Applications must be addressed to: Chair, The Design School Landscape Architecture Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Margaret Murphy-Tillis, Executive Assistant.   

For information on The Design School, visit: design.asu.edu.

 

The application deadline is November 26, 2017; if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.

Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format.  Please submit the following information to apply.interfolio.com/45761

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, teaching experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A portfolio of research and creative work, including examples of student work; and
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

Applications must be addressed to: Chair, The Design School Landscape Architecture Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Margaret Murphy-Tillis, Executive Assistant.   


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