Assistant/Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 38801
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: We are seeking an individual with research and teaching ability at undergraduate and graduate levels in landscape architecture. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek innovation in design, ecology, social and professional issues, and emerging technologies.
Responsibilities of the position include the following: Develop a research program demonstrated by publications in professional and/or academic journals; Teaching courses on landscape architecture and other built environment topics within the School; Participation in School committees and student mentoring; Willingness to offer continuing education and short courses to industry and students.
Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA), OR a Masters or PhD degree in a related field and an accredited Bachelors of Landscape Architecture Degree (BLA or BSLA) by start date;
Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area related to the design and construction disciplines resulting in external grant funding and peer reviewed publications;
Ability to work in a team environment and to be involved in collaborative projects;
Teaching ability at undergraduate and graduate levels in Landscape Architecture; and
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary digital landscape architecture tools and techniques and an ability to integrate this knowledge in the studio setting.
To be considered for Associate Professor, candidates must have served at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent by the hire date.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.