02 July 2008

Now hiring

Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Position Announcement

Instructor in Landscape Architecture - Plants

The Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a 10-month non-tenure track Instructor position to begin September 1 2008.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least one accredited degree in landscape architecture and a terminal professional degree in landscape architecture or related discipline. Candidates must document the following:

1. Excellent design skills either through built works or well-documented design portfolio.
2. Evidence of, or potential for, peer reviewed scholarly work as evidenced by published works, grants, clearly articulated scholarly agenda, or critically reviewed built works.
3. Excellent verbal and graphic communication skills.
4. Ability to integrate computer applications and digital technology as planning, design and presentation tools in landscape architecture.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, professional practice and professional licensure (or potential for licensing), any two of which are required.

Position: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching plants and design courses for Landscape Architecture and Landscape Industry (e.g., Landscape Plants, Planting Design). Ability to teach CAD, ArcGIS, and other digital design and planning software is preferred.

Department and Program: The Department of Landscape Architecture offers a fully accredited BSLA. The Department is located in the School of Environmental and Biological sciences, the land grant component of the university, which focuses on environmental, agricultural and life sciences programs. The Department is affiliated with the Environmental Planning & Design Curriculum that, in addition to Landscape Architecture, offers major courses of study in Environmental Planning, Geomatics, Environmental Studies, and Landscape Industry. The Department consists of seven full-time faculty, several part-time lecturers and approximately 100 undergraduate students. The faculty is highly committed to teaching, provides a supportive environment and has excellent rapport with students and alumni.

The professional landscape architecture curriculum at Rutgers has been accredited since 1970. The faculty take pride in the strong reputation that the program has achieved with its emphasis on site scale design and in the accomplishments of our alumni. The department is currently pursuing the establishment of a graduate program and new faculty will play an active role in shaping this curriculum.

The University's location within the most densely populated state in the nation, the ease of accessibility to major urban centers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C.), and the diversity of landscapes within the State provide an excellent teaching environment for land planning, site design and environmental management issues and outstanding research laboratory for cultural and historic landscapes.

Applications: Active review of materials will begin June 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is anticipated to begin on September 1, 2008. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, names of references and examples of written and/or designed work. Questions can be directed to Dr. Hartman at 732.932.8488 or jhartman@rci.rutgers.edu. Mail complete applications to:

Dr. JeanMarie Hartman
Department of Landscape Architecture
93 Lipman Drive, Blake Hall
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8524
Phone: 732.932.9313 Fax: 732.932.1940

Rutgers, The State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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