The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will bring a teaching and research agenda with an intellectual focus on geospatial analysis and data representation integrated into the landscape architectural design process at a range of scales. Complements to this focus area could include teaching and scholarship in digital design visualization, modeling, or communication strategies. The new faculty colleague will teach in the design studio sequence in landscape architecture along with theory/methods/applications courses available to landscape architecture students and other majors. Scholarship in this position could center on innovation in methods, novel applications of geospatial and other techniques, or environmental design issues whose investigation involves geospatial analysis. This position has an expected distribution of effort (DOE) of approximately 60% instruction, 30% research, and 10% service.
The Department seeks a colleague with professional practice experience who can demonstrate the potential for success in a land grant university environment through excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university, profession and public. Development of a documented record of scholarly productivity through peer-reviewed publication or creative work, along with external funding for research, is essential for promotion and tenure.
The accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program emphasizes creativity, technical competence, public participation, and environmental responsibility. The curriculum incorporates external experiences for students through internships, research experiences, and international study programs. Landscape Architecture has a tradition of community engagement and multiple studios incorporate varied service learning projects. Faculty research and service includes community design, geospatial analysis, design thinking, green infrastructure, nature play, and cultural landscapes.
The Department resides in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, which has complementary strengths and collaborative opportunities in environmental science, community development, biosystems engineering, horticulture, and other areas. The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky and many other off-campus college facilities enrich the department's teaching and learning environments.
The University of Kentucky is a rapidly growing university with approximately 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 centered in the Bluegrass Region, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and agricultural region. It is a thriving community of 300,000 with a strong commitment to quality of life, education, and the arts.
Candidates must hold a professional degree in Landscape Architecture and have a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or a related environmental design discipline. A doctoral degree is preferred, as is significant professional experience and professional licensure in landscape architecture.
Salaries and benefits at the University of Kentucky are competitive.
To apply, please include a CV and cover letter, as well as a portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1), and the names and contact information of three references (upload under Specific Request 2). The letter of application should address your vision for integrating teaching and academic scholarship relative to the described position. The portfolio should contain examples of professional work, design research, scholarship, and teaching effectiveness as relevant to your background.
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2020. Questions may be addressed to: Ned Crankshaw, Department Chair Department of Landscape Architecture Ned.Crankshaw@uky.edu 859-257-4691
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Candidates must hold a professional degree in Landscape Architecture and have a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or a related environmental design discipline.
Required Related Experience:
Significant professional experience.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Doctoral degree is preferred as is professional licensure in Landscape Architecture.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.