FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT
Faculty Position in Landscape Architecture
The Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites candidates to apply for the full-time faculty position in Landscape Architecture at the level of Lecturer or higher. The target starting date of the appointment is August 15, 2020. The position is full-time with a nine-month contract. The incumbent is expected to align with the mission and vision of the department and the faculty (Click here for the mission and vision of the department).
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) was established in 1952. It aspires to foster the sustainable enhancement of the health and well-being of people and nature throughout Lebanon and the region.
The Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (LDEM) was established at FAFS in 2007. It brings together faculty members from various disciplines including Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Horticulture, Natural Resources Management, and Landscape Planning. LDEM currently offers a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) with a Diploma of Ingenieur Agricole and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MSES) with a specialization in Ecosystem Management (ECOM). Currently, the Department consists of seven full-time faculty, several part-time lecturers and usually 70-90 students. The BLA program is registered at the New York State of Education Department (NYSED) and is currently in the process of seeking accreditation from ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects). The essence of the department lies in its interdisciplinary nature, equally in teaching and in research with applications in the larger Middle Eastern region. To that end, the Department builds on the strong linkages established with other academic units within and outside the faculty. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) has been developed with a vision of becoming the leading program in the Arab World, which produces leading architects of open spaces who are responsive to the cultural and natural needs of the Arab World.
Position focus: The department is particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to teach landscape design studios and have strong potential for creative scholarship.
Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree in landscape architecture or a related design discipline. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of teaching and creative work output in landscape architecture.
Responsibilities: Teaching core design studios (undergraduate level), lecture classes and electives and service to the department, faculty, university and the community. The workload is as per university policy. (Click here for more information).
Benefits: The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment at AUB includes the following benefits as per University policy:
- Educational allowances for dependents
- Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
- Retirement plan
- Annual leave
- Life insurance
Additional benefits if appointed at a professorial rank include:
- Home leave
- Periodic paid research leave
- Appointment/Terminal Travel and baggage allowance
For more details on benefits for academic personnel, please click here.
Applications: Applicants should submit their application by January 31, 2020.
The application should include the following:
- A letter of intent stating how the applicant can contribute to the department
- A teaching philosophy statement
- A curriculum vitae with a list of relevant professional academic degrees and experiences
- Portfolio of creative work, teaching and practice in landscape architecture
- Names and addresses of three references with their contact information
The complete application should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut to the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of reference must not accompany the application. Applicants should ask the referees to send their letters directly to the office of the Dean at email@example.com.