The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1.0B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments as well as a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue on this path by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Program of Landscape Architecture at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (http://plantscience.uconn.edu).
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut contributes to a sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. CAHNR’s accomplishments result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities. We epitomize the role of a land-grant university, which is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach. In so doing, we improve the lives of citizens of our state, region and country.
The Program of Landscape Architecture currently offers a B.S.L.A. and an M.S. with a focus on Landscape Architecture. The bachelor’s degree is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. Presently the program has 50 undergraduate students and a small graduate program. We are currently working to develop an accredited M.L.A. Program. Our graduates work in many of the top landscape architecture firms in Connecticut and across the country. Our location on the Storrs Campus of the University is within a short driving distance to Boston and New York City.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will have 40% scholarship/research and 60% teaching duties, beginning on August 23, 2019. Responsibilities include development of a significant cross-disciplinary scholarly program, teaching up to three courses per academic year, advising undergraduates, and mentoring graduate students.
The successful candidate will lead and significantly enhance scholarship and research in the Program of Landscape Architecture by securing extramural funding, publishing in high impact journals, and attaining a national reputation in the field. The University of Connecticut prioritizes scholarship in areas that include health and environmental sustainability. The College and University offer significant opportunity for cross-disciplinary, collaborative scholarship in a number of areas including healthy and active communities, shoreline and community resiliency, storm water management and green infrastructure, sustainable urban environments, landscape ecology, multi-modal transportation, and digital visualization and spatial analysis.
A Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Planning, Urban Design or a related field; at least one professional degree in landscape architecture (undergraduate or graduate); excellent oral and written communication skills; a record of scholarly productivity; and proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
A record of attracting significant extramural funding, and advanced training or experience in the area of scholarly interest.
This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs Campus with an opportunity to support the UConn Hartford Campus Urban Design Initiative. Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Submission must include (1) your curriculum vitae; (2) graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies); (3) teaching portfolio including studio work from your students (if applicable); (4) scholarship documentation to include: graphic portfolio of your design/planning work and/or samples of written documents (5) names and contact information of three references; (6) a letter of interest that includes your vision and programmatic objectives; (7) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and applying effective pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles).
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than March 29, 2019.
Direct inquiries to: Peter Miniutti, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2019397)
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.