Colorado State University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is seeking an educator who is dedicated to advancing the landscape design/build profession in Colorado and across the nation. Become part of an exceptional team preparing students through applied learning and industry engagement. This is a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will teach and carry out scholarly research in Landscape Design and Contracting. The 9-month tenure track appointment (60% teaching, 30% creative scholarship and research, 10% outreach, engagement, and service) begins as soon as August 2021. Candidates should possess the ability to teach a combination of: graphic communication studio (hand and digital), basic design studio, planting design studio, site engineering studio, irrigation design and water management studio, project administration, landscape structures studio, and construction methods and materials field course, as well as various seminar classes. The successful applicant will teach classes in the Landscape Design and Contracting program (a concentration in the Environmental Horticulture major), including one or two courses dual-listed in Landscape Architecture. The successful applicant will be required to engage with local and national industry partners, mentor students, assist students with internship and career opportunities, and ensure curriculum and classes always remain relevant to our stakeholders in the green industry. The successful candidate will also assist in re-imagining existing courses and developing new courses, which will be integrated into the Landscape Design and Contracting program. Advising our student chapter of the National Association of Landscape Professionals including preparing and accompanying students to the annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, is expected. We are seeking either Master in Landscape Architecture or PhD-level applicants in Horticulture (or closely related fields), with expertise to ensure the Landscape Design and Contracting program remains nationally recognized and accredited. Candidates will have substantial experience in the landscape design/build process, with a complete understanding of managing a project from initial client engagement through the design process, preconstruction, project administration, project execution and subsequent management. The Landscape Design and Contracting program has a strong focus on the design/build process of distinctive residential projects, with special attention being placed on plants. Creative scholarship and research can be broad in subject but will benefit stakeholders both locally and nationally. The position will have outstanding department support, strong research infrastructure and access to collaborative opportunities within CSU and throughout the state and nation with industry associations and partners. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, one hour north of Denver and offers excellent access to transportation, outdoor activities, and the arts.
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