The Department of Human Ecology seeks applicants for an open position in the Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design Program at the rank of Assistant Professor. For this position we are searching for candidates working at the intersection of three areas: (1) geographic information systems (GIS), (2) urban geography, and (3) community participation. We seek candidates whose work analyzes direct linkages between the use of GIS and other visualization methods with participatory planning and design, especially among underserved populations. Candidates should have expertise in methods of GIS and public participation; professional experience working with underserved populations; ability to participate in design studio teaching; and a proven track record in cross-disciplinary research. Ability and willingness to teach and participate in the UC Davis Geography Graduate Group and to take a leadership role in the California Community and Regional Mapping Laboratory is desirable.
Our program is committed to an integrative, interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture. A Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Community Development, Geography or a related field at the time of appointment is required. This candidate is expected to develop a strong program of research, contribute to the core teaching in the undergraduate program in landscape architecture as well as graduate classes in landscape architecture, geography, and/or community development, mentor and direct research programs of graduate students, and contribute to university service activities. The appointee is expected to conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station. This position will be recruited at the Assistant Professor rank, and is a tenure-track academic year (9-mo) position. Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at https://secure.caes.ucdavis.edu/Recruitment/. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, research and teaching statements and background, copies of relevant publications and manuscripts, a creative portfolio in PDF format, and the names and addresses of four references. When you submit a creative portfolio (in PDF format) please upload it in the publication category and in the file name indicate it is a portfolio. Your digital file must not exceed 10mb. The position is open until filled, but to ensure consideration, please apply by November 30, 2012.
UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.