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Assistant/ Associate Professor (Advanced Studio)

Apply now Department: 3670015050 Landscape Arch/Reg & Comm Plan
Job no: 504793
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Architecture / Construction, Applied Sciences

About this Role:

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP) in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design(APDesign) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, is seeking qualified candidates to teach landscape architecture advanced design studio and other courses in the core curriculum as a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor (Advanced Studio). We are specifically seeking candidates with relevant experience in contemporary and/or emerging topics within the practice of landscape architecture.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach on a 9-month contract in a nationally recognized program (https://di-rankings.com/) dedicated to being a catalyst for excellence and a preeminent choice for graduate education in landscape architecture.
  • Deliver creative and effective teaching, including a graduate-level advanced studio and research seminar on a rotating basis; and other courses (primarily in 3rd–5th year) in the landscape architecture core curriculum addressing the candidate’s area(s) of expertise.
  • Engage in significant, peer-reviewed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities.
  • Supervise independent landscape architecture graduate research, and possibly also planning graduate research.
  • Participate in departmental governance.
  • Engage in university and professional service.
  • Contribute to an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality

Anticipated Start Date:

August 2019

Why Join Us:

You would be joining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff who care deeply about social, economic, and environmental justice, and who value community engagement, environmental stewardship, creative inquiry, and critical thinking.

All faculty, especially tenure-track faculty, receive quality mentoring and support in their teaching and RSCA (research, scholarship, creative activities).

LARCP offers accredited master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture (MLA) and in Regional & Community Planning (MRCP) through a five-year non-baccalaureate (NB) as well as traditional post-baccalaureate (PB) tracks. LARCP also offers an on-line master’s degree in Community Development (MSCD). Please click here for more information about our faculty, vision, national recognition, and the City of Manhattan.

The LARCP program is located in APDesign, which is an interdisciplinary environmental design college with accredited professional programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture & Product Design, Landscape Architecture, and Regional & Community Planning. In addition, APDesign offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning. All APDesign faculty teach in the newly constructed Seaton/Regnier Complex, a world-class facility prominently located in central campus.

Kansas State University, with its enrollment of approximately 24,000 students, serves the region through innovation and commitment to its land grant mission of teaching, research, and community outreach.

Nestled in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, the City of Manhattan is a growing college town of 55,000 residents. The Flint Hills Physiographic Region contains at least two-thirds of the remaining tallgrass prairie on earth and this ecosystem is one of the most endangered on the planet.  This beautiful and dramatic region provides ample opportunity for students and faculty to study a rare and preserved native landscape. Manhattan offers affordable housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreational facilities, an engaging cultural environment, and short commute times. With direct jet service from Manhattan to both Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth, we are connected to the world.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master of Landscape Architecture; or Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a terminal degree in a closely allied discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity for research, scholarship, and/or creative activity with a focused agenda.
  • Expertise and demonstrated capacity to teach one or more contemporary and/or emerging topics within landscape architecture practice.
  • Qualified for membership on the KSU Graduate Faculty https://www.k-state.edu/grad/graduate-handbook/chapter5.html

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience, licensure, and/or Ph.D. in landscape architecture or a closely allied discipline.
  • Professional and/or academic distinction as evidenced by regional and/or national recognition.
  • Ability to integrate digital technology as part of the design and planning process in studio.
  • Interest and ability to guide graduate research in landscape architecture and planning.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest with clear statement of teaching capabilities and scholarly/research focus.
  • Proposal for an advanced studio with an associated seminar.
  • Resume / Curriculum vitae.
  • Portfolio of professional and/or student work.
  • Names of three references (including title, relationship to candidate, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).

Please Note:

All application materials must be submitted electronically to http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/504793

Questions and inquiries of interest may be made to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Associate Professor Anne Beamish (phone 785-532-3852) and Professor Tim Keane (phone 785-532-2439). Please use the subject line "Advanced Studio”. Professor Keane will contact candidates regarding further considerations.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately. For best consideration, application should be submitted by March 1, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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