Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Texas A&M University: School of Architecture. Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Texas A&M University: School of Architecture. Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

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  • College Station, United States
Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Texas A&M University: School of Architecture. Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
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Description

The Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning (LAUP) at Texas A&M University invites applications for three tenure-track assistant professor positions for nine-month academic appointments beginning in the Fall of 2023. Candidates are expected to teach primarily in the Landscape Architecture programs, including both the BLA and MLA programs, but may also teach within the Urban Planning or Land and Property Development programs. The successful candidates will also be expected to conduct original research and contribute to the service requirements of the department, school, university, and community. Candidates with professional experience/licensure and/or a PhD will be highly valued. The successful candidates will be expected to teach in at least two of the following subject areas in addition to design studios of various levels:

  1. Landscape Architecture Theory
  2. History of Landscape Architecture
  3. Professional Practice in Landscape Architecture
  4. Landscape Architecture Construction
  5. Landscape Ecology and Its Application in Landscape Planning and Design
  6. Digital Communications

The Landscape Architecture programs in LAUP include accredited Bachelor’s and Master's degrees (BLA and MLA). The programs’ faculty members are composed of nationally and internationally recognized landscape architecture and interdisciplinary scholars. Each year, they contribute millions of dollars of funding to support students through a variety of research centers, laboratories, and institutes at the university. The missions of the BLA and MLA at Texas A&M stress professional preparation for graduates. We offer a student-centered learning environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking utilizing evidence-based design principles. This approach builds upon the knowledge of natural and built environments and how humans interact within various cultural settings. Our graduates use this knowledge to produce spatial solutions at multiple scales, from site design to land use planning. The programs provide a unique educational experience and emphasize issues dealing with resilience, climate change, disaster recovery, green infrastructure and technologies, health and well-being, social equity, natural resource management, and advanced visualization techniques. Through this, we strive to produce graduates motivated to be life-long learners capable of working independently and leading interdisciplinary teams in the field of landscape architecture. These efforts are supplemented by the programs’ active and integrated Professional Advisory Board.

Below, we briefly describe some of the prestige of the landscape architecture programs at Texas A&M.

  • More licensed landscape architects in the state of Texas come from Texas A&M than any other program in the state (there are 4 other landscape architecture programs in the state). In fact, Texas A&M Landscape      Architecture (considering both BLA and MLA) is ranked #3 in Most Graduates in the U.S.
  • The BLA program has been consistently ranked in the top 10 most admired programs in the nation and the MLA has been consistently ranked in the top 15 most admired programs in the nation over the past 15 years from DesignIntelligence.
  • The Landscape Architecture graduates from Texas A&M Landscape Architecture      make an average salary that ranked #4 in 2021 Highest Paid Landscape Architecture Graduates

LAUP is one of the few in the country that is home to three disciplines — landscape architecture, land and property development, and urban planning — all of which are critical in the creation and delivery of healthy, efficient, resilient, equitable, and accessible places. This combination of disciplines offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching. LAUP includes 31 full-time faculty members (47 total faculty including part-time instructors), 22 of whom are tenured or tenure-track. LAUP offers the following six degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (accredited), the Master in Land & Property Development, the Master of Landscape Architecture (accredited), the Master in Urban Planning (accredited), and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences. We also offer a number of articulated and dual degrees. The department has strong ties to the world-renowned Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Center for Health Systems & Design, the Center for Housing & Urban Development, Texas Target Communities (a highly regarded outreach program), Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M Real Estate Center, and other centers and certificate programs in related fields within the School of Architecture. Support for sponsored research is excellent. For more information on the department and its programs, please visit https://www.arch.tamu.edu/laup.

The School of Architecture at Texas A&M University is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The 126 faculty members in the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning (LAUP), and Construction Science serve 2,352 students (1,876 undergraduate and 476 graduate students) in 14-degree programs. These cover the entire spectrum of disciplines having to do with the built environment. Although over 300,000 in population, Bryan/College Station maintains its small-town feel, offering a high quality of life with a low cost of living. The Bryan/College Station area is in the center of the Texas Triangle—home to more than 21 million people in four metropolitan areas (all within easy driving distance) including Houston, Dallas–Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. The challenges currently facing Texas related to climate change, natural hazards, transportation, demographic composition, and economic change foreshadow the changes that the rest of the nation will experience over the next 30 years, making it a perfect laboratory for testing hypotheses and solutions related to urban and land development and management.

Qualifications

At a minimum, the successful candidates must have a Master degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.  Candidates with a doctorate degree in the same (landscape architecture) or a related field (such as city & regional planning, geography, and architecture) and/or a strong record of professional practice will be particularly sought.  The candidate should be qualified to teach core and elective courses in the Landscape Architecture curriculum. The candidate will also contribute to the service requirements of the school, university, and community. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply and/or candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a personal statement (5 page maximum). The personal statement should address how your teaching philosophy, and how your research and/or professional experience will complement our landscape architecture programs. Also include a diversity statement in your Personal Statement explaining your past activities and experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and ways you would advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in accordance with the School of Architecture at Texas A&M University. Applicants should also include a list of three references (academic or professional) with names and contact information. After an initial review, non-returnable samples of professional reports, publications, and/or design work/creative scholarship may be requested.

Texas A&M University offers highly competitive faculty salaries, generous start-up funding and resources that include pre-tenure development leave, and excellent benefits. The university and department provide strong mentorship for junior faculty.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dongying Li (dli@arch.tamu.edu) or Changshan Huang (changshan.huang@gmail.com).

To Apply:

To apply for the position, please visit the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/112696.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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Areas of Research
  • Landscape Architecture