The Department of Landscape Architecture (larch.be.uw.edu) within the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington (Seattle campus) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture with an anticipated start date of September 2019. The appointment will be on a full-time, 9-month basis, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are particularly interested in applicants with research, teaching, and/or professional experience in one or more of the following areas: the integration of digital media in design communication and representation, computational design, and/or the application of digital technologies to advance critical thinking in design processes, craft, and fabrication.
The University of Washington is a top-tier public research university located in one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan regions, known for its cultural and technological creativity and progressive social and environmental policy. The College of Built Environments houses the Departments of Architecture, Construction Management, Real Estate, and Urban Design and Planning, in addition to Landscape Architecture. The Department of Landscape Architecture enjoys a close and collaborative relationship with these departments through shared curricula, students, and research interests. The Department of Architecture is also currently pursuing a parallel hire in digital design technologies, and the potential for collaboration between successful candidates is high.
The Department of Landscape Architecture is committed to providing a world-class design education for our students. We challenge our students to understand design and built environment issues from diverse perspectives and to become creative, independent, critical thinkers and leaders. The degree programs offered in the Department of Landscape Architecture are professionally accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board and include a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; a Master of Landscape Architecture; and concurrent graduate degrees with Architecture and with Urban Design and Planning. Our faculty participates in two Ph.D. programs offered at the University of Washington - the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning and the Ph.D. in the Built Environment, as well as College-based certificate programs in Urban Design and Historic Preservation.
The successful candidate is expected to teach technical, theory, and studio courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and assist in extending and managing the Department's digital design technologies curriculum. The candidate will actively participate in service to the university and profession, as well as promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. This position will require a commitment to issues of social and environmental equity and candidates must demonstrate confidence in engaging audiences from academic and other diverse backgrounds.
Terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or allied discipline
Advanced knowledge of contemporary digital design technologies
Commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary engagement
Evidence of success in teaching, research, and productive scholarship
Professional experience in the design disciplines is desired
Experience working with diverse communities desired
Interested applicants must provide:
1) cover letter outlining their specific qualifications and career objectives (2-page maximum)
2) curriculum vitae
3) research statement (1-page maximum)
4) statement of teaching philosophy (1-page maximum)
5) diversity statement covering interest, experience, and commitment to diverse topics, audiences, and inclusive approaches (1-page maximum)
6) portfolio of creative and scholarly work (20-page and 20MB maximum)
7) the names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will only be required for short-listed applicants.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.