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Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Built Environments, Department of Landscape Architecture

seattle, washington state

The Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Built Environments (CBE) at the University of Washington (UW) invites nominations and applications to join our faculty as an Assistant Teaching Professor. The department has a dynamic culture of design and making including professional undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are searching for a candidate to teach across the curriculum at both introductory and advanced levels including design studios, lecture-based courses, and professionally-oriented technical courses. Landscape Architecture faculty are highly motivated, impact-driven, creative, and collaborative. Their teaching sustains and expands our capacity to provide high level, rigorous design-based education. 

Values:

Justice and equity are essential to the development of a more inclusive foundation for the allied design and planning fields. By advancing our efforts to promote an environment that is welcoming to people of all cultures, races, sexes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions, ages, religions, and economic statuses, we are actively striving to make our department and college representative of the community and industries we serve where creativity, critical thinking and self-expression can not only exist, but thrive. This is reflected in the department’s Mission and Program Pillars and the CBE’s Strategic Framework built on a foundation of collaboration and impact, bold thought leadership, and equitable and just practices. In addition, we are continuing to re-envision the CBE and our departments through equity, inclusion, and access work, including ongoing diversification of our curricula, faculty expertise, and college-wide programming. Successful candidates will be expected to advance these values.

Our department and college are located in the heart of the rapidly growing, diverse, and vibrant Seattle metropolitan region. The Department of Landscape Architecture enrolls over 120 students,  in undergraduate and graduate programs including LAAB accredited MLA and BLA programs, as well as hundreds of non-majors each year. 

People who do not see themselves historically represented in academia and the landscape architecture profession are encouraged to apply.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and coordinating coursework, syllabi, and curricula Experience working in the built environment professions of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design and planning, and/or urban horticulture Professional licensure Demonstrated excellence in landscape architectural design Demonstrated success with collaborative and interdisciplinary practice and/or teaching

Responsibilities & Terms

Teaching faculty are expected to be on campus during the academic year to teach courses, mentor students and engage in service activities which may include advising students, assisting with student organizations, and serving on departmental and college committees.  Selected candidates will be assigned classes that may include studio, lecture, and seminar courses and include both required and elective courses. 

This is a full time 9-month (Sept 16th - June 15th), multi-year appointment with an anticipated start date of December 16, 2022 with an expectation that approximately 80% of time is dedicated to teaching and 20% to departmental, college and/or University service. The expectation for this position is to teach 6 - 7 classes annually though teaching loads are negotiated annually with the Department Chair. This position is for an initial three-year term with the possibility of multi-year renewal with a salary range of $72,000 - $80,000. The position provides full access to the employee benefits offered by UW, and is promotable to Associate and Full Teaching Professor. The position is not eligible for tenure.

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Landscape Architecture (or foreign equivalent) or Masters degree in a related design and planning discipline (or foreign equivalent) Demonstrated teaching expertise in landscape architecture or in a related design and planning discipline Demonstrated capacity to teach and integrate design technologies into courses Demonstrated capacity to mentor emerging designers and/or students with diverse backgrounds. Commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary engagement

 

Application Instructions

Applicants to this position should send all application materials to: https://apply.interfolio.com/105512. To upload materials, applicants will receive a free Dossier account. For help signing up for a Dossier account, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please review Interfolio's help and support section or contact via email help@interfolio.com or phone (877) 997-8807.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, service, honors, and leadership experiences (5 pages maximum)Letter of interest outlining your interest in the position and career objectives, including a summary of your creative activities, teaching experience, leadership experience, and service interests (2 pages maximum)A statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy (1 page maximum)A statement describing your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to your teaching, service, and/or mentoring (1 page maximum)Portfolio of teaching and/or personal creative work (20 pages and 20 MB maximum)A statement describing courses of interest in our current curriculum, and a brief description for a new course of interest to you (1 page maximum)Three references (contact information only, formal letters will be requested at the last stage of the interview process).

Position is open until filled, with priority given to applications submitted before September 16th

Questions about the position may be directed to Associate Teaching Professor Julie Parrett (Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee) at parrettj@uw.edu or by mail addressed to: Landscape Architecture Faculty Recruitment Committee, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Box 355734, Seattle, WA 98195.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.





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