Assistant/Associate Professor - Tenure Track Faculty Position - Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) invites candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the Bioregional Planning program (MSBP; jointly administered with the College of Natural Resources), possess an excellent understanding of landscape architectural design and land development, and demonstrate a clear potential to succeed in an academic environment through research, publication in scholarly journals, teaching, and public service. Candidates are sought who possess superior capabilities in several of the following areas:
• Bioregional planning
• Ecological analysis
• Landscape modeling
To be considered at the associate professor level the following additional qualifications must be met:
• An established research agenda with a publication record to support the agenda
• A record of grants or contracts or both
• A record of excellence in research and teaching
The oldest and most influential landscape architecture program in the Intermountain West, LAEP in 2008 embarked upon a rapid growth and expansion initiative, subsequently adding one or more new faculty members each year. Founded in 1939, LAEP has over 1400 alumni practicing in 44 states and 15 countries. Over 140 students enroll in the MSBP, and the accredited BLA and MLA programs. Administratively within the College of Agriculture, and physically situated within the Chase Fine Arts Center, LAEP faculty and students enjoy strong working relationships with an array of allied disciplines across USU. Partnerships include the Swaner EcoCenter, one of USU’s 7 LEED-certified buildings (Park City, UT); the USU Ecology Center (Main Campus); the USU Botanical Center (USU Extension; Kaysville, UT); jointly conducted research through the Center for Persons with Disabilities (Main Campus); and a new campus-wide Sustainable Systems Minor. The Department will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2014, and will host the CELA Annual Conference in 2015.
Established in 1888, Utah State University is the state’s Land-Grant institution, and is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space, and life enhancement. USU has a faculty of over 700 who partner with more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university, which the Princeton Review named a “Green College” (2010, 2011), and Forbes Magazine ranked the #1 public university in the West, resides in Logan, a city of over 50,000. Situated in beautiful Cache Valley and the Bear River watershed, Logan lies 85 miles north of Salt Lake City, and offers world-class recreational opportunities along the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. Logan annually ranks in the Top 10 college towns, and among America’s safest small towns.
The required terminal degree may be either a Ph.D. or a master’s in landscape architecture or an allied field. Applicants must hold at least one degree in landscape architecture. Preference will be given to applicants who possess substantial records of scholarship and grantsmanship, who are licensed landscape architects, and/or previous teaching experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates able to integrate spatial modeling, climate change impacts on design and planning, and/or emerging technologies related to landscape analysis at a regional level.
Applicants will apply online at jobs.usu.edu. The online application will include a letter of interest addressing position requirements, research/creative and pedagogical philosophy, a recent vita/resume, and a list of three references (with phone/fax numbers, mailing and e-mail addresses). In addition, a portfolio should be sent directly to the department at the address below. Portfolio may be submitted either as printed media, digital format on CD/DVD, or a website link. Please address questions and the portfolio directly to:
Professor Phil Waite, Search Committee Chairperson
Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Utah State University / 4005 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4005
Review of applications to begin on December 1, 2012 and remain open until filled. Anticipated start date: Aug. 10, 2013.
Assistance is available if you need help with the application/hiring process. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment if hired at the University. AA/EOE see Utah State University Human Resources website at usu.edu/hr/policies/section300/303.pdf