University of Massachusett Amherst, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
Aug 20, 2019Full time
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning University of Massachusetts Amherst About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. Job Description: The focus of this position is on the technology required to design and represent sustainable landscapes. The successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate student research, contribute significantly to the advancement of green technology, site engineering, and digital visualization and fabrication as evidenced by scholarly publications and/or awarding-winning design projects. Teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels with potential courses including: design studios, site engineering, digital design representation, and a specialty course that supports their scholarship. Knowledge of digital representation tools for landscape visualization is required, as well as the principles and techniques of site engineering. Candidates should have experience with theory and practice regarding sustainable landscape design and construction and with emerging programs and practices that advance landscape sustainability and resilience. Experience in applied research, design, and professional practice is a critical need for this position. The Department promotes cross-disciplinary research and practice with allied programs at the University including Architecture, Building and Construction Technology, Engineering, and Information Technology. Positive consideration is given to candidates with a teaching, research and/or service record that encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives of students. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Additional Information: The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) is one of the few programs where planning and design are in the same academic department, and enjoys a national and international reputation with a focus on sustainability. We are a collegial department with a new, award-winning building and investment by the university. The Department has accredited programs in Landscape Architecture (MLA, BSLA), and Regional Planning (MRP). We also offer a PhD in Regional Planning, a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development, and Associate degree in Landscape Contracting. The Department is committed to teaching, supporting, and attracting a diverse body of students. UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.