Title: Extension Assistant Professor – Community Engagement, Design and Development
Appointment: Academic Year (9 month – 32 hours per week) – Non-tenure track, 80% time
Earliest appointment: January 19, 2014
Application: Review of applications begins October 15, 2013 and will continue until filled
The Position: The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for the position of Extension Assistant Professor – Community Engagement, Design and Development. The successful candidate will be responsible for outreach to the City of Springfield and Massachusetts’ communities more generally, managing the UMass Design Center in Springfield, and generating external funding such as grants, contracts, and client projects. Other duties will include teaching one to two courses annually in LARP, student research advising and mentoring, and collaborating in peer-reviewed scholarly research and/or design award submissions. Detailed information about the Department’s areas of excellence can be found at http://www.umass.edu/larp/research. The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with diverse populations.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning or Landscape Architecture, and a minimum five years of documented successful community outreach/participatory practice. Preferred qualifications include AICP certification or eligibility, and significant background in community-oriented design and development as demonstrated by a design degree or related professional experience.
This is a non-tenure track position with the possibility of continuous appointment contingent on funding and performance evaluation.
To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org; paper submissions should be sent to Terry Trudeau, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, 109 Hills North, University of Massachusetts, 111 Thatcher Road, Ofc 1, Amherst, MA 01003-9357… LARP Search. Please submit a letter of interest, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references (including name, title, address, telephone number and email address). Samples of work will be requested from selected applicants later in the process.
The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing academic excellence and diversity, including mentoring programs for faculty. The College and the Department are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and the curriculum. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.