Arizona State University, Professor, Landscape Architecture, The Design School; application deadline 06 January 2014

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Reference: JOB36753
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2014.

Arizona State University’s model for the New American University dissolves the barriers between disciplines, promoting collaboration among diverse units. ASU is a place where local solutions have a global impact. The university has five campuses located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city. The university champions intellectual and cultural diversity has 72,000 students and 2,800 faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is a vibrant example of the philosophy of the New American University. The institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. In addition to The Design School, the Herberger Institute comprises of the School of Art, School of Arts, Media + Engineering, School of Film, Dance and Theatre School of Music and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is part of a university community comprising four campuses, each positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States, The Design School is well positioned to examine issues related to every scale of human interaction within the programs of architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture and visual communication design. These programs lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Design in Architecture Studies, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Visual Communication Design; Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture; Master of Architecture; Master of Industrial Design; Master of Interior Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture; Master of Science in the Built Environment; Master of Science in Design; Master of Urban Design and Master of Visual Communication Design. The Design School plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus.

The landscape architecture program features a strong and diverse faculty, collaborative relationships with architecture and other programs in the school and growing student enrollment. The program offers a Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture accredited, four-year undergraduate professional degree, the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture an accredited professional graduate degree professional degree, the Master of Landscape Architecture. 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.

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 pursue an agenda of research/creative activity relevant to the school, university and the discipline. ASU and The Design School have a long history of community engagement and the appointee is expected to participate in this endeavor. Service contributions are also expected within the university and the discipline.

Required Qualifications:

An accredited graduate professional degree in landscape architecture or international equivalent, professional experience in landscape architecture. Experience teaching landscape architecture design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities and an interest in interdisciplinary practices.

Desired Qualifications:

Professional registration/licensure in landscape architecture. A PhD in landscape architecture or a related field. Experience in teaching landscape architecture design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative practice appropriate to rank. Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition. Commitment to exploring the current and future role of landscape architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices including public engagement. Experience commensurate with appointment as a sustainability scholar with the Global Institute of Sustainability.

The application deadline is January 6, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size. Please submit the following information to

  • 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 taught work
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

Applications must be addressed to: Chair, The Design School Landscape Architecture Search Committee, c/o Courtney Carroll, Business Operations Manager.

For information on The Design School, visit:

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For information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit:

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Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at