This position targets emerging designers and scholars in Landscape Architecture. This opportunity seeks to foster a teaching experience for candidates who have demonstrated interests at the intersection of the advancement of landscape architecture in academics and in the profession. Through this position, we aim to draw an energetic, inquisitive visiting faculty member who brings innovative approaches to Landscape Architecture across systems and scales. We seek highly motivated, early-career individuals who wish to cultivate a mastery of design teaching through studio, lecture and workshop courses. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a knowledge base for innovation.
The H. W. S. Cleveland fellow will be a person who has demonstrated excellence in and can effectively teach two or more of the following areas of Landscape Architecture: design studio, construction/implementation, design representation (analog and digital), history/theory, landscape ecology, sustainability/resilience, or publicly engaged design. It is expected that the teaching assignments will be a mix of both undergraduate and graduate program levels. In addition, the Visiting Fellow will mentor students, contribute to the ongoing development of the Landscape Architecture curriculum, participate in department committees and college committees where appropriate, participate in project reviews, maintain a relationship with the local landscape architecture professional community, and contribute to and support the University’s mission of the land-grant institution. (http://landgrant150.umn.edu/)
Position: The position is a 100%-time, nine-month, Professional and Administrative (P & A) appointment at the level of Teaching Specialist. The term is for one 9-month academic year appointment, renewable for one additional 9-month appointment in the successive academic year. Renewal for a second term is contingent upon performance, funding and the needs of the Department. The maximum term is two successive 9-month appointments. Salary range begins at $48,500 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The expected start date is August 26, 2019. The fellow is expected to teach four courses over the academic year within the Department’s programs, including design studio(s), lecture and/or workshop courses. The fellow may also deliver a College lecture and/or an exhibition on their research interests/creative work.
The Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota invites applications and nominations for H. W. S. Cleveland Visiting Fellow.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with master’s degree in a related field or Master of Landscape Architecture degree (or the international equivalent) by start date
Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
A half year to one year of teaching experience (at a college level).
Demonstrated potential to develop and teach design studio and other core and elective courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Evidence of attention to cultural diversity in teaching and/or professional experience, and the commitment to support the University’s equity and diversity goals.
Master of Landscape Architecture degree.
Fluency in a 2nd language (e.g. Mandarin, Spanish, etc.).
Two to three years of teaching experience.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness in landscape architecture courses at the collegiate level.
Relevant professional experience.
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