Review of Applications Begins June 15, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Provide a cover letter outlining experience related to the position and an updated CV.
Department Summary The Department of Landscape Architecture is an intrinsic component of the School of Architecture and Environment in the College of Design. The UO’s Department of Landscape Architecture is the oldest landscape department west of the Mississippi. Evolving and growing for more than 100 years, our program's roots started in 1911. We are the only program in Oregon that has accredited MLA & BLA programs and a PhD. Our curriculum focuses on understanding landscapes across multiple scales. We partner with groups like designBridge, Urban Farm, and the local American Society of Landscape Architects chapter to focus on real-world projects that are carried through to completion. We focus on thoughtful design and real problem solving, not flashy presentations and short-term trends. The strength of our curriculum is offering design studios and courses with depth and variety. Design problems arise from real needs in real places that affect real people.
Position Summary The Visiting Professor will teach six courses per year. Courses will draw on the professor's strengths and interests, and may include design studios, representation, planting design, or landscape architecture theory. Connections to professional practice and emerging trends in the profession are highly desirable. The academic year will culminate in an exhibition of creative work, research and student work created during the professor's time at the University of Oregon.
Minimum Requirements A terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or related field is required. A minimum of one year teaching (including teaching assistantships), OR professional practice is required, with a preference to candidates who have both experiences. Licensure is preferred.
Professional Competencies Candidates should be skilled at nurturing creative design explorations that integrate the array of disciplines now informing landscape design and planning, and at developing these skills in students in both studio and non-studio settings. The department seeks individuals who have compelling interests, clear ideas and experience in conveying lessons from the practice of landscape architecture to a new generation of landscape architects, especially as these lessons pertain to emerging landscape challenges of the 21st century.
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