Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture is undergoing a period of forward-looking change based on our mission: "Inspired work grounded in environmental and social good." We seek three new tenure-line faculty at the assistant or associate levels to aid in carrying this mission forward.
With that mission as a foundation, we recently refined our B.L.A. curriculum to enhance environmental and social content as well as provide greater curricular flexibility and opportunity. Additionally, we established an online M.P.S. in Geodesign; created a center-in-development (E+D: Ecology plus Design); and are currently refining our M.L.A. and M.S. in L.A. We are now positioned to welcome three new faculty at the assistant or associate level who will enthusiastically embrace our mission and contribute to the next phase of forward-looking change by providing outstanding teaching in three areas of curricular need: Professional Practice, Beginning Design, and Visual Communications; and by undertaking significant research/creative activity that aligns with our mission.
Penn State Landscape Architecture resides in the Stuckeman School, which also houses the Architecture and Graphic Design programs. Generous endowments support a number of Chairs and Professorships for full professors, as well as a Career Development Professor in Design for early-career faculty, and two large grants to provide early- or mid-career faculty significant opportunities for professional development. The endowments also provide generous funding for faculty travel, visiting critics, lectures and exhibitions, research assistants, and course enhancement funds. As well, endowments support two centers within our School: the Hamer Center for Community Design and the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing.
Required qualifications include a terminal degree in landscape architecture or a related discipline, with at least one degree in landscape architecture and a record of scholarly and/or professional work that aligns with our mission. Candidates must also demonstrate commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation, show evidence of success in teaching, and be enthusiastic team players to thrive in our frequently team-taught courses. Indeed, evidence of a commitment to working collegially is required, along with evidence of a commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ph.D. and degrees in related disciplines are encouraged.
Penn State is an internationally highly-ranked Tier 1 research institution and a land grant university. State College/University Park (42,000 residents/50,000 students) is a delightful small city located in a central Pennsylvania rural valley of beautiful farmland amidst wooded mountains; yet Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and New York can each be reached in a four-hour drive or less.
To apply, submit a letter that includes a statement of interest in teaching specific topical areas listed above, and what you bring to each; a brief description of creative and/or research achievements; a curriculum vitae; representative samples of research and/or creative works; and names of three references. All of these materials must be submitted via Penn State’s Electronic Jobs Management System (EJMS): https://psu.jobs
, job #82244. For full consideration, submissions must be received by November 15, 2018; review will begin immediately thereafter and continue until suitable candidates are found. Please direct any questions to Bonj Szczygiel, Chair Faculty Search Committee: email@example.com
u or 814-863-8596.
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