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
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.
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).
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.