Assistant Professor – Landscape Architecture

Clemson University: College of Architecture, Art and Construction: School of Architecture


3-116 Lee Hall

Open Date

Oct 23, 2023


Clemson University Landscape Architecture seeks applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2024. Candidates with a research agenda on contemporary issues in landscape architecture and, a passion for landscape interdisciplinary education are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

(1) design fundamentals and representation,

(2) regional design and Geographic Information Systems (GIS),

(3) history and theory of landscape architecture and/or

(4) professional practice and design implementation.

Successful candidates will teach core courses in the BLA and MLA curricula and will be expected to satisfy expectations for high performance in teaching, research and service as well as contributions to the Program, School, and University at large. Candidates hired for tenure track positions will teach an undergraduate or graduate design studio and lecture or seminar within the BLA or MLA curricula each semester.

Clemson offers two LAAB accredited programs (BLA and MLA). The BLA was established in 1986 and the MLA in 2005. The BLA program regularly enrolls over 100 students collectively, with MLA program enrollment over 20 students. Both programs have a strong focus on critical thinking, design and making. Design Intelligence Quarterly regularly ranks Clemson BLA as one of the Most Admired programs in the country. The MLA program was also ranked in the Top 25 recently. Additional information about Clemson Landscape Architecture may be found at:

As part of Clemson’s School of Architecture, a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary unit, Clemson Landscape Architecture is one of four Programs including Architecture, Resilient Urban Design, and Historic Preservation. The School of Architecture is housed in the College of Architecture, Arts and Construction. The Landscape Architecture Program is in Lee III, a 55,000-sf award-winning studio facility that is complemented by the School’s Digital Design Studio, Materials Lab, Built Environment Lab and Landscape Field Lab located in Clemson 18,000 acre Experimental Forest. Additionally, off-campus locations in Charleston, SC, Genoa (Italy), and Barcelona (Spain) make up the School of Architecture’s Interdisciplinary Fluid Studios. For more information about the School of Architecture, visit:

Founded in 1889, Clemson University is a R1, public, land-grant university with 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, in Upstate South Carolina, Clemson University is close to the Georgia and North Carolina borders and midway between Atlanta and Charlotte. Including its large Experimental Forest, which offers outstanding hiking and biking opportunities, Clemson University is situated on 1,400 verdant acres, with one edge of the campus bordered by Lake Hartwell, which is part of a large system of lakes between Georgia and North Carolina that also offer opportunities for recreational activities. Less than an hour away are the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and the urban amenities of the charming city of Greenville, SC to the east. Learn more at


Candidates shall hold a terminal degree from an LAAB accredited university. 

Preferred candidates shall hold a PhD in Landscape Architecture or Professional Licensure. 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via Interfolio at

1) Letter of interest (maximum two pages), that outlines teaching, research/scholarship, and service objectives related to the tenure track assistant professor position.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names and contact information of three professional references

4) A portfolio in PDF format (50 MB maximum) demonstrating experience and accomplishments relevant to teaching, research/scholarship and/or professional work, and service activities relevant to the position and its qualification.

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information contact:

Paul Russell, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair.


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