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Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Department of Environmental Design
University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis seeks applicants for an open position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful applicants will have research and creative activities in the area of professional landscape architecture, particularly physical design and site planning and design theory. This position will be in the Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design.

The candidate should have a strong interest in academic inquiry and teaching, substantial knowledge and experience in landscape architecture, and the potential to develop a national or international reputation for successfully implemented design projects. Experience in professional landscape architecture practice is a plus. This candidate will be expected to develop a strong program of design research, pursue creative endeavors, contribute to the core teaching in the undergraduate and graduate courses in landscape architecture, and mentor and direct research programs of graduate students in a department committed to an integrative approach to landscape architecture. Some portion of this position will be devoted to strengthening lower-division basic design instruction.

This position is recruited as a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank, 74% I&R (Instruction and Research), with a 26% appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station. The initial appointment is a fiscal year (11-month) term appointment, but tenure is granted for only the academic year (9-month) academic appointment. Continuation of the fiscal year appointment is contingent upon maintaining a research program consistent with the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or MLA in Landscape Architecture, or a similar professional terminal degree in Architecture, Planning or another allied discipline. Demonstrable abilities or potential for a strong research and teaching program in physical design and design theory. Preference given to candidates with a proven track record and reputation for innovative work in professional practice.

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Assistant Professor rank at the University of California.

Appointment Date: Applications will be reviewed with the expectation that the appointee will be available for service on or about July 1, 2009.

Applications: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at https://secure.caes.ucdavis.edu/Recruitment/. Applicants will be required to submit a resume, a portfolio of creative work, transcripts, research and teaching statements and background, copies of relevant publications and manuscripts and the names and addresses of four references. The position is open until filled, but to ensure consideration, please apply by February 1, 2009.

Inquiries should be directed to the chair of the recruitment committee:
Professor Heath Schenker, Committee Chair
Department of Environmental Design/Landscape Architecture
hmschenker@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-7681

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.