Assistant / Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture
Texas Tech University
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|Job Category||Environmental and Natural Resources Planning|
Applications are invited for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. In addition to proficiency in the field of landscape architecture, the successful applicant will have a teaching and research focus in the areas of landscape planning, environmental planning, and sustainable development. This is teaching and research position, with summer salary dependent on the applicant’s research grants or additional teaching opportunities. Anticipated start date is August 20, 2014.
The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a full teaching load of one studio and one lecture class per semester. It is anticipated that at least two of these classes will include the courses Environmental Planning for Sustainable Development (lecture) and Regional Planning and
Design (studio). In addition to teaching duties the successful applicant is expected to develop and maintain an active program of research and creative activities that may include consulting and/or collaborative, cross-disciplinary efforts. Participate in outreach and service activities in the department, college, and community is also a requirement.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Landscape Architecture consists of 8 full-time faculty members. It includes accredited BLA and MLA programs. It currently houses about 75 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students, and it is anticipated that those numbers will grow with the introduction of a strong landscape planning position. The department’s strength is the development of students’ creative and technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare them for professional practice and licensure. The program offers study abroad programs to Italy, Brazil, and Yucatán, México. In addition, the department has a rich tradition of community outreach and incorporates service-learning into many of the design studios.
THE COLLEGE: The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is a leading college at Texas Tech University with six academic departments: Agriculture and Applied Economics; Agricultural Education and Communications; Animal and Food Sciences; Landscape Architecture; Plant and Soil Science; and Natural Resources Management, as well as multiple research centers and institutes. For the most recent academic year, the college had 80 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 1,577 undergraduates, 350 Masters and Ph.D. students. CASNR has an annual operating budget of more than $10M and receives approximately $15M annually in research funding. There are many opportunities for collaborative research between faculty members in Landscape Architecture and those in the departments of Natural Resource Management and Plant and soil Sciences. The CASNR Water Center also resides within the
THE UNIVERSITY: Texas Tech University is one of four major state-supported multidisciplinary universities in Texas. The University consists of 11 colleges, a School of Law, Graduate School, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Currently, more than 33,000 students attend classes at the Lubbock campus.
LUBBOCK: The City of Lubbock has about 236,000 residents, a moderate to low cost of living, and is situated on the Llano Estacado (Southern High Plains). It is revered for its small town atmosphere, agricultural background, music traditions, and over 260 days of sunshine per year. Preston Smith International Airport is served by three major airlines with connections to major cities throughout Texas and the greater South West. Nearby State parks include Palo Duro Canyon and Cap Rock Canyon.
Minimum: Master of Landscape Architecture or terminal degree in a related field
Background in environmental planning, landscape planning, or related field
Experience in community outreach and engagement
Preferred: Professional registration or ability to be licensed
Ph.D. in planning or related field
A record of extramural funding and publication of research findings
SALARY: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The individual will be eligible for a generous benefit package made available to all faculty members at Texas Tech University.
APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applicants must use the on-line employment website at http://jobs.texastech.edu. Please consult requisition number 90697 (http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/60506). After completing the application, the applicant should attach a complete vita, a portfolio, and statement of research/teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference and original transcripts forwarded to:
Dr. Charles Klein, Interim Department Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University, Box 42121, Lubbock, Texas 79409.
Review of applicants will begin April 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Dr. Charles Klein via email at email@example.com or by telephone 806-834-8409 with questions.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
|Contact Name||Charles Klein|