Clemson University Landscape Architecture School of Architecture; Tenure-track Assistant Professor

The Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture at Clemson University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 15, 2020.  Candidates interested in contributing to the profession of landscape architecture through teaching, research, and service within an interdisciplinary work environment are encouraged to apply.  Applicants should hold, at a minimum, a professional degree in landscape architecture, with a master’s degree in landscape architecture or closely related discipline.  Professional license and/or PhD are preferred. Applicants with previous teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support research/creative activity are also desirable.  Individuals who bring diverse perspectives to our faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.


We are looking for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:


  • Landscape ecology, natural systems, climate change, and resiliency


  • Sustainable and energy efficient landscape construction, materials, and implementation


  • Digital landscape modelling, visualization, communication, and AI/VR


Successful candidates are expected to teach core courses in the BLA and MLA curricula, develop and implement a successful program of research and scholarship, and provide service to the university, program, profession, and community. Clemson University is a Carnegie Mellon Research I University and therefore candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for high performance in research/scholarship/creative activity.


Clemson University Landscape Architecture offers two LAAB accredited degrees (BLA and MLA). Both programs maintain a strong focus on design. Full-time faculty members in Landscape Architecture typically teach one design studio and a 3-credit course within the BLA and/or MLA program each semester.  Individuals with experience teaching studios and courses related to one or more of the three areas of expertise listed above are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students and participate in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program as well as contribute to several school-wide certificate programs.


Clemson University Landscape Architecture is one of four Programs in the School of Architecture including architecture, resilient urban design, and historic preservation. The School of Architecture is

a part of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) and itself encompasses nine other Departments.  The Landscape Architecture Program is located in Lee III, a 55,000 sf LEED Gold, AIA National Honor Award-winning facility designed by Clemson alumus Thomas Phifer.  The Landscape Architecture faculty and students participate in the trademarked Fluid Campus that includes three off-campus academic centers for advanced study and research in Charleston, SC; Genoa, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. Design Intelligence Quarterly ranked Clemson’s BLA program in the top 20 “most admired” programs overall and Clemson’s Graduate Architecture program in the top 25 “most admired” programs overall, and the top 10 among programs at public universities in its 2018-19 rankings.



For more information about the Landscape Architecture Program visit  and for additional information about the School of Architecture go to


Clemson University has been a top 25 public research university for the last ten years. It is highly ranked across all university categories for its commitment to quality teaching and strong community engagement. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land grant institution of South Carolina with more than 20,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, the City of Clemson provides a small college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA.  Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:



Interested applicants should submit the following materials in digital format using Clemson University’s Interfolio system at:



1) Statement of interest outlining teaching, research/scholarship/creative activities, and service

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names and contact information of three references

4) A portfolio of teaching, research/scholarship/creative activities and professional work as applicable. File size should not exceed 100 MB



For full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by Monday, December 2, 2019.  A review of applications will begin at that time and continue until the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.


For more information contact:


Hala Nassar, Chair Faculty Search Committee

Landscape Architecture Program

School of Architecture, Clemson University


Phone: (864) 656-2499




Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid.  This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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