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Assistant/ Associate Professor (Foundational Design)

Apply now Department: 3670015050 Landscape Arch/Reg & Comm Plan
Job no: 504794
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Applied Sciences, Architecture / Construction

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 foundational design studios and other courses in the landscape architecture core curriculum as a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor (Foundational Design). We are specifically seeking candidates with professional or pedagogical expertise in analogue and digital drawing and modeling as part of foundational design workflow.

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.
  • Focus on the college’s common, first-year environmental design program and second to third-year landscape architecture design studios. If interested and qualified, the candidate will have the opportunity to teach an advanced design studio.
  • Engage in significant, peer-reviewed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities.
  • Supervise independent 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.
  • Evidence of ability to deliver inspired foundational and mid-level design studio teaching.
  • Demonstrated strong visual communication abilities.
  • Expertise in applying the Adobe Creative Suite to design/documentation workflow.
  • Demonstrated capacity for research, scholarship, and/or creative activity with a focused agenda.
  • 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.
  • Interest or expertise that complements the unique resources of APDesign, such as: fabrication facilities, experimental green roof, digital fabrication, software and equipment (CNC router, 3D printer, laser cutter, plasma cutter), and/or other software and equipment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest with clear statement of teaching capabilities and scholarly/research focus.
  • 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 http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/504794.

Questions and inquiries of interest may be made to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Associate Professor Jon Hunt (phone 785-532-5961) and  Professor Tim Keane (phone 785-532-2439). Please use the subject line "Foundational Design”. Professor Keane will contact candidates regarding further considerations.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately. For best consideration, application should be submitted by Tuesday, January 15, 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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