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The successful candidate will teach the conventions and potential of contemporary landscape design practice in studio and classroom based settings. Additionally, the candidate will actively develop and forward design research and/or creative scholarship. S/he will also contribute to the development of the landscape architecture program and an established culture of integration and collaboration among the allied disciplines within the School.
The successful applicant will:
-Teach a minimum of four courses per year including required and elective courses across multiple disciplines (landscape architecture, interior design, and architecture) within the school;
-Advance a program of research and/or creative scholarship;
-Assist the landscape architecture program to further its mission;
-Participate on committees and provide other service to the program, school, colleges and university;
-Develop landscape architecture curricula;
-Assist in increasing the landscape architecture program’s presence across the university, the region, the state, and beyond; and
-Contribute to the strategic vision of the landscape architecture program and the SDC.
Required for both Assistant and Associate Professor (Successful Associate Professor candidate must currently have Associate Professor status or have Assistant Professor status for six or more years):
-Professional Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA), or a Master’s or PhD degree in a related field and a professional Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture degree (BLA or BSLA) by the hire date;
-Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary and emerging landscape visualization and representation techniques and an ability to apply and integrate this knowledge in studio settings;
-Established or promising program of research/creative scholarship.
-PhD in Landscape Architecture or related field by the hire date;
-Demonstrated ability or demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding;
-Demonstrated excellence in teaching design studio and lecture courses;
-Demonstrated excellence in landscape architectural design practice;
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats and collaborate with academic professionals in allied disciplines; and
-Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment.
The School of Design and Construction (SDC) within the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at Washington State University seeks a dynamic, motivated, problem-solving leader to join an extraordinary team as Assistant/Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. Applications are invited for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position in Pullman, Washington, to begin August 16, 2016, or as negotiated. The WSU Landscape Architecture Program values the holistic approaches required to address the substantive challenges of society, notably climate change, human health, food production, urbanization, and water use. The program seeks candidates who demonstrate deep awareness of these challenges, and the capacity to bridge innovative landscape design with ecological thinking. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to explore and enliven design education and research through the use of emerging digital technologies; find opportunity in the complexity and overlap of ecological, social, aesthetic, and professional issues; and who can move fluidly among the “what,” “why,” and “how-to” of landscape architecture practice.
The Assistant/Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture position is part of a set of ongoing hires in the School of Design and Construction intended to strengthen expertise and further synchronistic relationships among school faculty. These hires will also contribute to and help cultivate the school’s emerging strategic foci centered around the cultures of health, performance, experience, place, and technology.
Applicants seeking academic settings where interdisciplinary methods are encouraged will find the School of Design and Construction (SDC) an ideal place to launch or build upon a research agenda fundamentally concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the built environment.
This position reports administratively to the Landscape Architecture Program Head and the SDC Director.
THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (SDC):
The Landscape Architecture Program is housed in the School of Design and Construction (SDC): the nation’s only institution of higher learning that includes the allied disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction management. All four programs are involved in shaping a dynamic vision for design and construction education that mirrors the professional environment of the twenty-first century, where faculty and students work together across disciplines to advance the understanding of integrated project delivery, new and progressive technologies, and environmental and social issues. Furthering this vision, the programs in the school share several foundational courses, travel-study activities, and senior capstone opportunities. Overall, the SDC provides a supportive and collaborative academic environment where excellence in research, teaching, and learning are highly valued.
The SDC currently includes over 30 full or part-time faculty. With roughly 650 graduate and undergraduate students across the four disciplines, the SDC is one of the largest schools at WSU and is uniquely positioned to engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Additionally, as the school is jointly administered by the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA), faculty and students have broad exposure to and abundant opportunities to interact with the allied disciplines.
Information technology facilities at the SDC support a wide range of communication, simulation, exploration, and optimization activities including software applications for data management, design information modeling and analysis. The SDC Fabrication Laboratory (“Fab Lab”) facilities support full-scale and scale-model prototyping. The lab includes industrial-grade machines; desktop 3D printers; and laser cutters for modeling and prototyping with wood, wood-composite, and plastics; and for vacuum-forming in wood and plastic.
For more information, visit http://sdc.wsu.edu.
THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, AND NATURAL RE-SOURCE SCIENCES:
The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 16 academic units, four research and extension centers distributed across the state, 13 subject matter centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. In all dimensions of our mission, we strive to embody the signature “World Class. Face to Face.” motto of Washington State University. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university’s land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe.
For more information, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu
THE VOILAND COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (VCEA):
The VCEA is focused on creating a sustainable future through breakthroughs in renewable energy, sustainable design, and reliable and clean electricity; preserving the environment; engineering for health; and educating tomorrow’s innovators to address the challenges of the future. It is also committed to offering the best undergraduate and graduate experience and immersing students in a world-class research environment that offers hands-on opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. In October of 2015, construction will be completed on WSU’s new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building on the Pullman campus. The building is expected to intersect prominently with VCEA research in sustainable design, advanced materials, and air and water quality.
To learn more about VCEA, please visit http://vcea.wsu.edu.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 28,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.
Further information about WSU can be found at: www.wsu.edu.
LIFE ON THE PALOUSE:
Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho Panhandle and Moscow Mountain. These Idaho treasures, along with the unique rolling hills of the Palouse, provide area residents with a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from in a true four-season climate. Ample cultural and academic opportunities are available on the main campuses of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho in the neighboring town of Moscow. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children.
To learn more about the Pullman community, visit http://www.pullmanchamber.com.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
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