17 October 2009

Join us: Faculty search in RU LA

I already posted the announcement of our chair search. Here is an opportunity for applicants earlier in their academic careers.


The Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a 10-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position, to begin September 1, 2010.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an LAAB accredited degree in landscape architecture and a terminal degree in landscape architecture or related a discipline. Candidates must document the following:
1. Excellent design skills as evidenced by a portfolio of work.
2. Evidence of, or potential for, peer reviewed scholarly work as evidenced by published works, grants, clearly articulated scholarly agenda, or critically reviewed built or visionary 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 demonstrated excellence in teaching, professional practice, professional licensure (or potential for licensing), a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates capable of developing and teaching courses in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Position: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching required and elective courses in the MLA program and the undergraduate Environmental Planning and Design curriculum, particularly in the Landscape Architecture option.
Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarly activities complement the long-term direction of the Department and the mission-oriented research programs of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and are supportive and consistent with recently approved landscape architecture graduate program. Participation in multidisciplinary research programs to address relevant NJ problems and opportunities may be expected. Active engagement in service to the department, university and community is expected.

Department and Program: The Department of Landscape Architecture offers a fully accredited BS in LA and a recently approved MLA program. 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, and Landscape Industry. The Department consists of nine full-time faculty, several part-time lecturers and approximately 100 undergraduate students. The faculty is highly committed to scholarship and teaching; it provides a supportive environment and has excellent rapport with students and alumni.

The Department’s location within the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences can create exceptional opportunities to work with scientists who are conducting research on issues such as brown-field remediation, bioremediation, restoration ecology, stormwater management. In addition, there are opportunities to collaborate with faculty from other schools within Rutgers University, such as the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, as well as the other academic institutions in this region.

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 environment for scholarship and teaching about land planning, urban design, environmental management issues as well as a broad range of cultural and historic landscapes.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the University, or with regard to admission or employment.

Anticipated Review of Applicants: Review will begin on December 15, 2009 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Contact: Professor Dean Cardasis, FASLA,
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Landscape Architecture
Blake Hall, 93 Lipman Drive
Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 – 8524
Phone: 732.932.9317 Fax: 732.932.1940

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