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Faculty job opportunity

Clinical Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Environmental Design

The Design School


The Design School at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible position as Clinical Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Environmental Design. This is a non-tenure track appointment beginning Fall 2024. This position is renewable on an annual basis contingent upon availability of resources, satisfactory performance, university funding and the needs of the unit. This position will be located on the Tempe, Arizona campus.

We seek applicants with a focus on applied sustainability in the area of geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis, and design. The successful candidate is expected to teach studio and lecture courses in the LAUDED program, lead seminars based on research interests, mentor graduate student thesis projects and contribute to other programs in The Design School. Additional expectations for the position include contribution to an agenda of research/creative activity relevant to the School, University, and the discipline; participation in service to the program, school, and as appropriate the Institute and University; and participation in University and Design School community engagement endeavors. We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities.  ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; and Music, Dance and Theatre; and ASU FIDM; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School; and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About The Design School

The Design School is committed to creating inclusive spaces that welcome and celebrate cultural diversity and decolonizing design education. In the next several years, we are conducting faculty searches to help us achieve this goal. We seek colleagues who can contribute, within their design field, to justice, health, and sustainability, and work across our school’s disciplines to support ASU’s design aspirations and mission of inclusion. The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is the largest and most comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top 20 in the nation. From programs in architecture, landscape architecture and industrial design to interior design, urban design and visual communication design, our students master the skills and research techniques needed for their future design professions through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design education, we aim to create a school that is relevant, collaborative and equitable. Join us at Arizona State University and be part of creating the next generation of design. For more information on The Design School, visit design.asu.edu.

 Required Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in landscape architecture, environmental design, geospatial technologies, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in landscape architecture, urban design, environmental design, geospatial technologies, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching landscape architecture, urban design, and/or environmental design courses at the university level
  • Experience teaching innovative and technological tools of design

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience teaching geospatial applications in design, such as GIS
  • Experience teaching online courses at the university level
  • Experience teaching visual assessment methods for site planning and design
  • Demonstrated potential to pursue a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition
  • Interest in pursuing interdisciplinary teaching
  • Commitment to exploring the current and future role of landscape architecture and environmental design in environmentally and socially responsible design practices
  • Capability to lead or develop online courses and curricula

About the Program

The Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Design (LAUDED) program features a strong faculty from varied backgrounds and collaborative relationships with other programs in The Design School and the professional community. The program offers an accredited four-year Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) accredited by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). Additionally, the program offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design (BSED) and a Master of Urban Design (MUD). More information about our programs and degrees can be found at The Design School (asu.edu).

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 27, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instructions to Apply

Please submit:

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, teaching and professional experience, and your reflection on the imperative for access and excellence in creative and educational environments
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A portfolio of (minimum 5, no more than 10) teaching, professional and creative work which may include examples of both studio and technical projects;
  • Contact information for three references including name, e-mail address, and telephone number.

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/135966

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