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Faculty Position in Landscape Architecture

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

January 2018

 

The Landscape Architecture Program at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology invites applications for a position at the senior lecturer or associate professor level. The appointments may start as early as October 1, 2018. Salary and compensation are compatible with Israeli university standards. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate exemplary scholarship and a teaching record in their field, appropriate to their current rank. They will be expected to take a leadership role in building the first professional Master of Landscape Architecture program in Israel and in contributing to the existing research graduate program and professional undergraduate program.  Qualified candidates are expected to hold the terminal degree in their discipline and present a body of published scholarship and/or design portfolio. Candidates should hold an M.L.A. or an advanced degree in related fields. A Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree) in landscape architecture or in a related field is an advantage. Responsibilities will include teaching in the core undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including design studios, lectures, and seminars, supervising Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations, conducting cutting-edge research, and participating in faculty and university-wide activities.

Most courses are taught in Hebrew, however, teaching may be conducted in English. 

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest and track record in one or more of the following areas:

-landscape design and/or planning

-landscape history and theory 

 

Landscape Architecture in Israel   

 

Landscape architecture plays a critical role in Israel, where land resources are limited, and cultural and social issues are cardinal. The landscape architecture program at the Technion is already an influential agent in the planning and design of Israel's landscapes, and aspires to develop further a comprehensive/leadership vision for landscape planning and design through research, education and professional activities. 

About the Technion 

Situated in the coastal city of Haifa, the Technion is the leading institute of science and engineering in Israel. The Landscape Architecture Program was established in 1975 and is the sole accredited landscape architecture program in Israel. The B.L.A. program enrolls approximately 80 students, and a research based M.Sc. degree was opened in 2011. A M.L.A. program was recently approved and we are looking forward its opening in the near future. The program is housed in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, which also includes graduate programs in Architecture, City and Regional Planning and Industrial Design. 

For more information about the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, please see the web site at: http://architecture.technion.ac.il/

 

 Applicants should submit the following materials: 

1. Letter of interest describing research, design, and teaching accomplishments and future goals

 2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Evidence of creative work/scholarship and demonstration of teaching excellence (non-returnable hard copy).

4. Names and contact information of three references.

Deadline for submission: 15 April 2018

Materials (electronic and hard copy) should be addressed to: 

Assoc. Prof. Tal Alon-Mozes

Landscape Architecture Program Chair,

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Technion, Institute of Technology,

Technion City, Haifa 32000

 Israel

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Head

Department of Landscape Architecture (EHRA)

Position Overview

Revised: 11/22/17

 

Position Description

The Department of Landscape Architecture invites applicants to join us to serve as Head of the Department. We are looking for candidates who align their life and work values, exercise their signature strengths, learn quickly, and seek to bring out the best in others. We value human-centered and community-engaged work, and we reflect the benefits of a diverse faculty and student population. We seek a colleague combining high-impact academic and professional experience. We require evidence of leadership and managerial excellence in the academy.

 

As a fully accredited graduate-only program, we teach, learn, research, and apply state of the art practices that create innovative and resilient landscapes focused on human and ecosystem health, safety, wellbeing, social equity, and quality of life. As supporters of the New Landscape Declaration, we emphasize evidence-based inquiry and design thinking that positions students and graduates to engage with and propel the landscape architecture profession into the future.

 

We are uniquely situated at NC State University in The College of Design and have a  mandate to communicate the impact of design thinking throughout the campus, locally, regionally, and globally. Additionally, The College of Design is home to two doctoral programs, a PhD in Design and a Doctor of Design, providing conduits for advanced study across disciplinary boundaries.

 

This position is a twelve-month tenure or tenure-track position, rank and salary commensurate with experience. We invite applicants that reflect the diversity of our profession and the communities we serve.

 

This position will remain open until filled.

 

General Scope of Duties

Department Head responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Productively communicate with colleagues to promote a collaborative environment.

• Lead faculty and students in a shared vision, collaborate with other disciplines in the college, serve as the department representative to the College Administrative Council and Department Heads, act as conduit for flow of information between the department, college, and university.

• Serve as the senior faculty advisor to academic unit students, directing them in their studies and assisting them in forming appropriate committees.

• Fulfill a part-time teaching responsibility of approximately six (6) credit hours per year.

• Oversee faculty assignments related to departmental courses and service, and evaluate faculty performance.

• Oversee curricular matters related to the program, including course scheduling and long-range planning.

• Lead academic unit in procedures specific to accreditation.

• Manage the department budget.

• Advise the Dean on faculty appointment matters, serve as department representative, in collaboration with the Dean, to department-specific alumni and professional groups.

• Work in collaboration with the Dean on department and college-related fund development activities.

 

Required Experience/Education

• Master of landscape architecture degree, or terminal degree in closely allied field

• Proven leadership skills

• Professional experience with demonstrated design influence

• A significant record of research, publication, and/or professional practice

 

In addition, other relevant qualifications include:

• Academic administrative experience

• Professional licensure as appropriate

• PhD, Doctoral degree, or equivalent

 

To apply, please go to jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position number 00060484. Applicants should include a cover letter, C.V., and statements of research and teaching interests. In addition, applicants should include names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on 12/20/2018. For questions about this position, please contact Tsai Lu Liu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 919-515-8350.

 

NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

 

The University of Texas at Austin: School of Architecture: Landscape Architecture

 

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Landscape Architecture

 

Location: The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas

 

Closes: Mar 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin is searching for a creative and accomplished designer who will bring excellence in teaching and in research to the program and to the School of Architecture. The successful candidate will bring additional expertise in areas that will enhance the program’s focus on the design of urban and urbanizing landscapes. The position will begin in the fall of 2018. The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture has particularly strong affiliations with the Graduate Program in Urban Design and with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which operates as part of the School of Architecture. The successful candidate will have the ability to assume a leadership role in helping to shape the future direction of the program and the profession.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the United States. The School of Architecture offers professionally accredited degree and post-professional degree programs in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Interior Design. Post-professional and research degree programs are also offered in Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, and Architectural History. The School is organized to support interdisciplinary education and has established strong collaborations and new initiatives that engage planning and design issues in Mexico and Latin America. It has recently undertaken a new initiative on Race, Gender, and the Built Environment to advance scholarship and teaching on topics related to equity in American urban areas. The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture shares in the interdisciplinary approaches of the School, and its mission is to create and share knowledge for advancing the profession of landscape architecture as a means to help individuals, communities, and societies meet their fundamental health, safety, and welfare needs and achieve their cultural aspirations. The faculty also advises doctoral students through the Community and Regional Planning program and the Architecture program (which includes tracks in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, and Sustainability). Opportunities exist to engage in sponsored interdisciplinary research through the School of Architecture's Center for Sustainable Development, which coordinates grants and contracts on a range of topics. For additional information about the School of Architecture, its programs, and its people, please visit the website: www.soa.utexas.edu.

 

The University of Texas at Austin benefits, as does the School of Architecture, from the thriving situation of the city of Austin, which is the 11th most populous city in the US and is rapidly expanding. It is positioned in the growing mega-region of Austin-Dallas-Houston, and partakes of the rich borderland culture between Mexico and the US.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Candidates for this position must have a professionally accredited MLA degree, or else an accredited undergraduate degree in landscape architecture with a terminal degree in an allied design discipline.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include:

 

(1) a cover letter describing interests and experience with regard to professional practice, research, and teaching;

(2) curriculum vitae;

(3) a selective portfolio that includes design projects and any relevant scholarly/research work;

(4) a representative sample of scholarly writing;

(5) a statement of teaching philosophy; and,

(6) the names and contact information for three references. 

 

Please send no hard copies; all application reviews will be conducted with materials submitted through InterFolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/47892

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR QUESTIONS

 

Dean Almy or Mirka Benes, Search Committee Co-Chairs

 

The University of Texas at Austin

School of Architecture

310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500

Austin, TX 78712-1009

Phone: 512 471-1922

 

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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

 

Full Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture (LAR) (F / M)
We are looking for a full professor of Landscape Architecture (0.8-1.0 fte), who will lead the chair group Landscape Architecture (LAR).
As head of the LAR group, the chair holder is expected to lead and contribute to the development of education and innovative research. The chair studies – through research and design – how the landscape has originated, in what condition it is now and what functional and sustainable future perspectives there are. Special attention is paid to sustainability (energy and water supply, climate change), metropolitan areas, the intertwining of urban and rural areas, and the planning of large open spaces. In Wageningen landscape architecture is characterized by a thorough tradition of connecting physical landscape genesis with anthropogenic land use. In this context the chair has always paid special attention to the countryside and the role of landscape in urbanization processes, both nationally and internationally. This renders the chair a typical Wageningen niche.
Moreover, the chair holder will further strengthen the position of the group in national and international networks and manage the group’s internal processes and relations in an effective and constructive way. LAR is one of the two chair groups in the joint Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning group at Wageningen University & Research.


We ask
To accomplish this, we expect the new chair holder to have:
− relevant academic education, holding a PhD;
− a clear view on the scientific and societal relevance of this discipline and the willingness to take part in the social debate;
− an inspiring vision on the role and position of landscape architectural research and education within the themes of Wageningen University and Research;
− ample experience in research in landscape architecture and an affinity with spatial analysis, as shown by publications in leading international journals and by participation in international networks;
− motivating teaching, supervising and course development qualities, at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level, and interest in developing novel teaching methods;
− an integrative and interdisciplinary attitude in research and education;
− an evidently successful track record in research acquisition from different sources;
− coordinating, stimulating and initiating qualities with respect to research and the dissemination of its results among both society and scientific media in this field;
− managerial skills as an inspiring effective team player with a connective coaching management style;
− for foreign applicants: willingness to learn Dutch.
Wageningen University & Research encourages diversity among staff members in order to improve the quality of our organisation. Therefore we explicitly invite female candidates and candidates from abroad to apply.


We offer
You will be working for an inspiring international organisation with a large number of interdisciplinary projects all over the world. The scientific quality of Wageningen University is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.
We offer you a challenging position as full professor of the Chair of Landscape Architecture. Besides a competitive salary, we offer a number of additional benefits, such as an end-of-year extra month’s salary, a holiday allowance and a pension plan with the Dutch pension fund for government and education.
Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.
Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. A specialized staffing agency will help your partner to find a job.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page https://www.wur.nl/en/International-students-and-staff.htm contains (practical) information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen.
Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Contact information
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Dr A.K. (Arnold) Bregt, Chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel: +31317481699. More detailed information on the profile and the chair group is available on request (via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Application


You are invited to send your complete application to Johan Feenstra. Please include an application letter with curriculum vitae and a separate list of publications. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018.
The Appointment Advisory Committee will interview selected candidates for this position on 19 February 2018. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a trial lecture on 21 March 2018.
Application
Please send your complete application to Johan Feenstra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include an application letter with curriculum vitae and a separate list of publications. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018.
The Appointment Advisory Committee will interview selected candidates for this position on Monday 19 February 2018. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a public trial lecture on Wednesday 21 March 2018.


Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at www.wur.nl/career.

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  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Built Environment (UNSW BE) is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of degree programs. UNSW BE focus is on research and education relevant to the planning, design and development of the 21st century city.

 UNSW Built Environment is introducing a Master of Landscape Architecture degree program in 2018. This new program builds on the strengths of the existing undergraduate Landscape Architecture program in design thinking, urban landscape design and people/place studies to expand and intensify the focus on constructed ecologies and landscape systems and performance.  The new UNSW MLArch complements UNSW BE post-graduate programs in Architecture, City Planning, City Analytics and Construction Project Management and is structured to optimise research and learning across the Faculty’s interdisciplinary expertise in urban analytics, high performance design, urban resilience and social agency. 

 We are seeking a Professor or Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, an outstanding and aspirational scholar, capable of realising the strategic priorities of Landscape Architecture at UNSW BE.  The position is focused on sustaining academic excellence in the areas of landscape performance, constructed ecologies, landscape systems, or closely related areas of research.  The role is for an agile and experienced academic, with qualifications in landscape architecture and a high calibre research portfolio that includes interdisciplinary engagement in one or more the faculty’s area of expertise: urban science, high performance design, urban resilience, and social agency.  

 This is a new position which reports to the Discipline Director for Landscape Architecture at UNSW BE.

 


About the role

  • $147K-$162K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time

It is expected that the appointee will provide a significant contribution to the discipline and deliver satisfactory performance and leadership. Specific performance expectations will be set individually with the Supervisor.

 

About the successful applicant

You will be expected to provide academic leadership and make significant contributions to teaching, scholarship, research, professional and administrative duties in the Faculty of Built Environment (and School). The role has primary responsibility for teaching and conducting research related to Landscape Architecture with the objective of ensuring that the Faculty of Built Environment is recognised by grant funders, employers and students as the leading Australian school in this area.

 To be successful in this role you will:

The specific duties of the Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture include (but are not limited to):

  • Deliver high quality teaching and student experience utilising sound pedagogical methodologies and innovative technologies and from time to time, deliver teaching across disciplines
  • Conduct research of high quality and high international impact including attainment of competitive government and industry research funding and publication of outcomes in high quality research outlets
  • Play a significant role in the leadership of research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team
  • High quality supervision of postgraduate research projects
  • Provide leadership in developing significant productive relationships and engagement with industry and the community, attract significant industry funding and participate in professional activities
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the Faculty and UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour and contribute to mentoring of other staff
  • High level contribution to broad administrative functions in the School and/or University, course coordination, attending departmental and/or faculty meetings, involvement in Open days and recruitment activities and play a major role in planning and/or committee work or other duties as requested by the Director of Landscape Architecture and/or the Head of School
  • Provide a significant contribution to the profession and discipline  through engagement in academic administration and service to the wider academic and professional community,
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility

Selection Criteria

  • A distinguished record of scholarship and academic leadership: demonstrated ability to lead teams of academic staff to high performance in research, teaching and/or engagement;
  • A distinguished research record: demonstrated ability overtime to attract research funding and a record of high-level of publication in quality outlets.  A Phd is a preferred credential.
  • A record of excellence in teaching and supervision: demonstrated skill and ability to deliver high quality learning and teaching experiences, evidence of innovation in teaching, and substantial experience in the supervision of postgraduate research students
  • A record of achievement in academic administration in a tertiary institution: the knowledge and ability to engage with the administrative requirements of a major research university operating in an international context;
  • A strong record of successful interaction with external organisations: demonstrated ability to build and sustain productive relationships with external organisations and design firms. 
  • Demonstrated positive and constructive engagement with matters and policy relating to equity and diversity
  • Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training

 

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Contact

Catherine Evans

Director, Landscape Architecture

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Applications close: 5 November 2017

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.