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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Archive
Landscape Architecture

Posting: 12191
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-03-28

The Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, is seeking applications for a full-time (9 months), tenure track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR position with a focus on the history of Landscape Architecture, to begin Fall 2013.  Applicants should be interested in teaching planning and design studios as well as non-studio subject area courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.  Teaching and/or professional experience is desirable; a love of learning and designing 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.  The successful candidate will also have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to expertise in the history of the field, the successful candidate will enjoy broad environmental interests and be able to sustain focused attention on this significant area within Landscape Architecture. 

Candidates should be proficient at nurturing creative, integrative design exploration and at developing skills in students, in both studio and non-studio class settings.  Faculty are expected to possess strong teaching skills and have the capacity to bring rigorous scholarship to bear in informing creative application and practice.  We seek an individual who will complement existing areas of teaching and research in the department, school and university.  The department is interested in individuals who have compelling interests, clear ideas and experience in conveying lessons from the history of Landscape Architecture to a new generation of landscape architects, especially as these lessons pertain to landscape decision making in contemporary settings.

Qualifications:

Minimum: 
1) A terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or related field
2) Demonstrated potential to engage in integrative, scholarly practice and disseminate the results
 
Preferred:
1) PhD in a relevant field
2) Previous teaching and practice experience
3)  Licensure

Applications (hard copy only) should include:

1.      A C.V. or resume and a narrative description of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position. Include a discussion of your views (philosophical and practical) about teaching and your immediate and long-range plans for creative practice and/or research.  

2.      A modest portfolio of representative products of your creative work and research, including professional projects and/or publications. 

3.      Examples of classes that you are qualified to teach, including information about classes that you have taught or helped to teach.  Include previous course materials if available.

4.      A list of at least 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 hard copy applications and /or inquiries should be addressed to:           
Professor Robert Z. Melnick
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Landscape Architecture
School of Architecture and Allied Arts
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon  97403-5234
tel. 541-346-3634
email: rzm@uoregon.edu

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS AND ALL MATERIALS:

To be assured of consideration, all materials should be received by October 15, 2012.  Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until complete.  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.

Refer to the UO Jobs web page at hr.uoregon.edu/jobs/ for complete position and application information.