Assistant or Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture | Iowa State University - Military Veterans

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Ames, Iowa

Faculty Position Information: Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Appointment Type: Faculty Job Description: Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: Iowa State Universityâ??s Department of Landscape Architecture is seeking tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Outstanding applicants may also be considered for tenured positions at the rank of Associate Professor. The positions are full-time (nine month) appointments starting August 2022. The Department is seeking individuals with scholarship and design experience in a) living landscape systems, and/or b) digital technologies, c) experiential learning and field teaching. Applicants with interest and experience in one or a combination of these areas are encouraged to apply. Position Responsibilities Design faculty in our department educate students to become successful designers, planners, artists, and scholars who enhance human experience and improve the natural, social, and built environments. Faculty in the department typically teach four courses a year, offering two studios and two courses. Junior faculty are supported with graduate assistants, research start-up funds, and course releases in the first three years of employment. Service on department, college, and university committees is also required, but calibrated to allow pursuit of scholarly inquiry and development of successful course offerings. As members of the multidisciplinary College of Design, faculty have the opportunity to work collaboratively with others from accredited and nationally ranked degree programs across the university. Position Critical Focus Areas: Experiential Learning + The Savanna Traveling Studio        We seek emerging scholars in experiential education, service-learning, environmental education, teaching and facilitation, outdoor learning and programming, and related research methodology. This faculty position involves logistical leadership in the planning, organizing, and directing of the Savanna Traveling Program, our flagship introductory immersive learning and traveling semester for students entering the BLA degree. Taught by three faculty members, the Savanna semester involves approximately six weeks of travel. Nine weeks of classes on campus balance out the Savanna semester. Each instructor carries the primary responsibility for one of the required topical courses and shares co-leadership of the design studio component. Landscape Systems and Ecology We invite applicants whose scholarship and teaching focus on dynamic natural systems, whose specialty might include social-ecological systems, post-wild or urban ecology, conservation, and the integration of ecosystem services in built environments. Demonstrated leadership in guided experiential learning, high quality scholarly works related to their expertise, and support innovation in studio-based design and planning courses. The rapidly changing agricultural and cultural landscape of Iowa and the Upper Midwest serves as a rich experimental ground for climate justice research. Digital Landscape Modeling, Representation and/or Fabrication The department seeks candidates with expertise and research interests that bring critical and theoretical perspectives to digital design of landscapes, through modeling, representation and/or fabrication. The candidateâ??s research and creative agenda will amplify the departmentâ??s strategic goals through innovative digital methods. The successful candidateâ??s research is expected to contribute to the advancement of green technology, site engineering, and digital visualization and fabrication as evidenced by scholarly publications and/or notable design projects. Knowledge of digital representation tools for is required, as well as the principles and techniques of climate positive site design and engineering.  This faculty member would be essential in contributing to cross-disciplinary research within the college and university in the areas of digital visualization, representation, spatial analysis, modeling, or fabrication. The new ISU Student Innovation Center and related initiatives provide tools, labs, and teaching settings to facilitate innovative instruction and engaged project development.  Required Minimum Qualifications: -Accredited professional landscape architecture degree and -A terminal degree in the landscape architecture or an allied discipline Preferred Qualifications: -Teaching experience in landscape architecture or studio-based programs -Record in professional practice and professional licensure -Doctoralâ??level credentials will be given strong consideration in LA or related discipline -Relevant research record or evidence of high potential for scholarship Department/Program & College Description: The landscape architecture department is an innovative team committed to collaborative learning and discovery. We prepare the next generation of designers and scholars, working through the medium of landscape, to reinvent relationships among people, land and technology. Rooted in the American heartland, we embrace and incorporate diverse ideas, cultures and landscapes. The department offers two accredited professional degrees, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) which accepts up to 36 undergraduate students annually, and the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) with up to 15 graduate students per class/total. Our pedagogical culture places high value on experiential learning and critical thinking routinely offering travel, independent scholarship and practice, as well as community engagement to produce competent, self-directed and thoughtful practitioners and scholars. Our students are drawn from a global audience, with strong regional and international representation. The BLA program is consistently ranked in the top ten most admired programs in the Design Intelligence rankings. Department Unit/Website: https://www.design.iastate.edu/landscape-architecture/ Proposed Start Date: August 16, 2022 Number of Months Employed Per Year: 09 Month Work Period Time Type: Full time Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please click on â??Applyâ?? and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter addressing your qualifications for this position 3) Names, email addresses and phone numbers for Three References 4) Additional items as necessary such as sample portfolio work  Department Contact Name: Carl Rogers, Department Chair Department Contact Email: rogersc@iastate.edu Phone: 515-294-6743    Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022.However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Original Posting Date: November 16, 2021 Posting Close Date: January 10, 2022 Job Requisition Number: R6901

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