The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position in the regular title series. The successful candidate will teach with a focus on the contemporary practice of landscape architecture. The new faculty colleague will strengthen the Department’s teaching effort in the core skills of site design, site implementation practice, and the media used to communicate landscape architectural design and implementation. Scholarship in this position could involve a mix of case study and performance evaluation of contemporary built work, outreach to the profession through continuing education and connecting the profession to the Department’s community engagement efforts, or other scholarship connected to the contemporary practice of landscape architecture.
The Department seeks a colleague with a successful background in landscape architectural design practice and who has the clear potential to succeed in a land grant university environment through excellence in instruction, achievement in scholarship through research or the execution of peer-evaluated professional work, and service to the university, profession and public. Development of a documented record of scholarly productivity and achievement through peer-reviewed publication or creative work is essential for promotion and tenure.
The accredited undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Kentucky emphasizes creativity, technical competence, public participation, and environmental responsibility. The curriculum incorporates external experiences for students through required internships, research experiences, and international study programs. Landscape Architecture has a tradition of community engagement; multiple studios incorporate varied service learning projects. Faculty research and service includes community design, geospatial analysis, design thinking, green infrastructure, and cultural landscapes. Starting in 2017, our department will be the editorial home of Landscape Journal.
The Department resides in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment which has complementary strengths in environmental science, community development, biosystems engineering, and other areas. The Arboretum and many other off-campus college facilities enrich the department’s teaching and learning.
The University of Kentucky is a rapidly growing university with 23,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. UK is Kentucky’s flagship university and a land grant institution. The university is positioned near downtown Lexington offering students the vibrancy of an urban location and the immediacy of Lexington as a learning laboratory. Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape region. It is a thriving community of 300,000 with a strong commitment to quality of life, education, and the arts.
Salaries and benefits at the University of Kentucky are competitive.
Deadline for applications is December 30, 2016. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2017.
In your uploaded documents (max. 9Mb each) please include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of application addressing your vision for integrating teaching and academic scholarship relative to the described position
- Portfolio containing examples of professional work, design research, scholarship, and teaching effectiveness as relevant to your background (upload under Specific Request 1)
- Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 2)
- Portfolio continued (if needed – upload under Specific Request 3)