Assistant Professor,Landscape ArchitectureDepartment of Landscape Architecture and RegionalPlanningUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is anationally ranked public research university offering a full rangeof undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The Universitysits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of WesternMassachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolicsetting close to major urban centers. In addition, the Universityis part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, HampshireCollege, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds tothe intellectual energy of the region. Job Description: The focus of this position is on the technology required todesign and represent sustainable landscapes. The successfulcandidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduatelevels, supervise graduate student research, contributesignificantly to the advancement of green technology, siteengineering, and digital visualization and fabrication as evidencedby scholarly publications and/or awarding-winning design projects.Teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate and graduatelevels with potential courses including: design studios, siteengineering, digital design representation, and a specialty coursethat supports their scholarship. Knowledge of digitalrepresentation tools for landscape visualization is required, aswell as the principles and techniques of site engineering.Candidates should have experience with theory and practiceregarding sustainable landscape design and construction and withemerging programs and practices that advance landscapesustainability and resilience. Experience in applied research,design, and professional practice is a critical need for thisposition. The Department promotes cross-disciplinary research andpractice with allied programs at the University includingArchitecture, Building and Construction Technology, Engineering,and Information Technology. Positive consideration is givento candidates with a teaching, research and/or service record thatencourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives ofstudents. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistantprofessor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highlyqualified candidates at other ranks may receiveconsideration. Requirements: Candidates must have: An accredited landscape architecture degree (undergraduate orgraduate);A graduate degree (masters or doctorate) in landscapearchitecture or a related field;Demonstrated capacity for scholarly research or design whichmay include peer-reviewed scholarship and award-winning creativework;Demonstrated research expertise or design excellence in thefield of landscape technology, especially green technology, siteengineering, and digital visualization and fabrication. In addition, preferred qualifications may include: Professional experience in landscape architecture;Demonstrated capacity for teaching;Demonstrated ability to attain external funding to supportresearch or design work;Landscape architecture licensure. Additional Information: The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning(LARP) is one of the few programs where planning and design are inthe same academic department, and enjoys a national andinternational reputation with a focus on sustainability. Weare a collegial department with a new, award-winning building andinvestment by the university. The Department has accreditedprograms in Landscape Architecture (MLA, BSLA), and RegionalPlanning (MRP). We also offer a PhD in Regional Planning, aB.S. in Sustainable Community Development, and Associate degree inLandscape Contracting. The Department is committed toteaching, supporting, and attracting a diverse body ofstudents. Application Instructions: The search committee will begin reviewing applications onOctober 18, 2019. The search will continue until the positionis filled. Applicants should apply online through PageUp: Candidate should provide the following in their applicationpackage: Letter of interest including your research, design, andteaching interests and experience;A comprehensive curriculum vitae;Selected samples of work (research, design, and/orteaching);A one-page statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity andInclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals.These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship,and/or mentoring, teaching and outreach activities. For moreinformation, see the University diversity statement: information for three references (including name,title, address, telephone number and email). UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunitywithout regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity orexpression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,disability, military status, or genetic information in employment,admission to and participation in academic programs, activities,and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services orproducts to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMassAmherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action toeliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increaseopportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualifiedminorities, women, persons with disabilities, and coveredveterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to complywith the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, andregulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmativeaction. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Architecture - Assistant Professor, Location: Amherst, MA - 01003
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