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Duties: The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, announces an academic year, tenure-track assistant professor position in Landscape Architecture. Undergraduate teaching is a primary responsibility of this position, and the successful candidate will therefore be expected to establish a program of engaging classroom- and studio-based teaching and also participate in student advising. The candidate will be expected to develop a clearly-defined program of scholarship leading to the development of new disciplinary knowledge. While all candidates must possess a broad set of skills applicable to a comprehensive education in landscape architecture, this position requires specific expertise in: (a) design theory and process, (b) ecologically sensitive and sustainable design employing natural land systems, and (c) plant materials as primary elements of design. Candidates should possess a commitment to community engagement and service learning. Collaborative approaches to scholarship at regional, national and international levels are strongly encouraged.

The Landscape Architecture Program at Purdue University is a nationally ranked five-year professionally accredited undergraduate program leading to a B.S.L.A. degree. We are a community of students, alumni, faculty and administrators whose common mission is to prepare students for successful careers in landscape architecture, instilling in them the desire to continue to learn and seek new knowledge throughout their lives in the enhancement of the built environment and the advancement of the profession. We strongly endorse a collaborative attitude that fosters collegiality, civility and respect among peers, staff and students. Intra and interdisciplinary collaboration are encouraged and supported at Purdue University.  Further information about the position may be obtained from the chair of the search committee: Rob W. Sovinski, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (Email: sovinski@purdue.edu).

Qualifications:  A terminal graduate degree in the candidate’s primary field of expertise is required.  At least one degree held by the candidate must be in landscape architecture.  A Ph.D. in landscape architecture or a related field is desirable as is a notable record of professional and/or scholarly accomplishments in landscape architecture or a related field. 

CompensationSalary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience.  This is an academic year appointment with excellent fringe benefits that include employer contributions to the individual’s retirement program, medical, life & disability insurance, and sabbatical-leave opportunities.

The College: The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is part of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University that is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students.The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Application:  Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2013, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The target date for filling the position is August 18, 2014 or as early as June 2014.  Qualified persons are requested to submit a letter of application that includes the following items:  

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and goals
  • Statement of the applicant’s vision for academic scholarship and/or creative endeavor
  • Names and contact information of three individuals who are qualified to assess the applicant
  • Portfolio including examples of professional and creative work and/or student work as applicable 
A background check is required for employment in this position.

All application materials should be in digital format and sent to:

Ms. Colleen Flynn
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Purdue University
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-2010
Email: martinck@purdue.edu
Phone: 1-765-494-1306
Fax: 1-765-494-0391

Visit our website at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/HLA/LA/


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