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Scholar in Residence - Sustenance - Archive
Landscape Architecture

Posting: 12116
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-09-23

Scholar in Residence – Sustenance
Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon
Pennsylvania Field School

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon is seeking applications for a Scholar in Residence to assist with a summer field school in northern Pennsylvania for summer 2012.

In 2012, the field school will study Sustenance - food systems, broadly considered - through a reading seminar, a media course, and a regional study course.  The Scholar in Residence will have primary responsibility for developing and instructing the reading seminar, and will co-teach the media and regional study courses with Faculty Director Roxi Thoren.

Candidates should have scholarly or professional expertise in food systems, broadly considered – agricultural practices, food security, local food movements, community gardens and the literature of food systems are some examples of possible course content. Teaching and/or professional experience is desirable; a love of learning and design is essential.  The right person will be both thoughtful and personally skillful, able to teach through his or her own work as well as through classes and critiques.

Students will be on-site in Pennsylvania from June 30-July 28.  The successful candidate will develop courses in contact with Prof. Thoren, and be on-site from Wed. June 27-Sun. July 29.  The position has a $7,000 instruction stipend, and the field school covers room, board and travel costs.

About the field school:
The summer field school at Overlook offers undergraduate and graduate students in Landscape Architecture a unique opportunity to study and live on an evolving cultural landscape that is simultaneously a reflection of its place and a source of inspiration.  With a faculty director and a scholar in residence, students will examine the enduring connections between landscape, culture, and production.

Students will earn credit towards the University of Oregon BLA or MLA.  Students will live and learn for four weeks at Overlook, a 400-acre property in northern Pennsylvania originally designed by the Olmsted firm.  Students will be immersed in the agricultural and vernacular landscape of the Pocono Plateau region, with weekly multi-day trips to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Weekly activities include design charettes, field sketching, seminars, and hikes at regional cultural and conservation sites.

For more information on the field school, please visit the University of Oregon website:
1) A Master of Landscape Architecture or related field; in exceptional circumstances, professional experience in a relevant field may substitute for the advanced degree
2) Demonstrated potential to engage in integrative, scholarly or professional practice and disseminate the results
1) Previous teaching and practice experience
2) Licensure in landscape architecture, architecture or related field

Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired

Applications (digital only) should include:
1. A C.V. or resume and a brief narrative of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position.  Include an overview of the seminar you would teach, and a discussion of your creative practice and/or research in food systems.
2. A modest portfolio of representative products of your creative work and research, including professional projects and/or publications. 
3. A list of three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Please indicate your professional and/or academic relationship to each person on this list.
Complete digital applications and /or inquiries should be addressed to:             
Roxi Thoren
Department of Landscape Architecture
5234 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
To be assured of consideration, all materials should be received by April 20, 2012.  Review of applications will begin on that date.  The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.