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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Post Date:

October 11, 2017


Clemson University


Clemson, SC


Clemson University’s Landscape Architecture Programs in the School of Architecture seek applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 15, 2018.  Candidates with a demonstrated dedication to landscape architecture and teaching, as well as interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply.   Candidates should hold, at a minimum, an accredited degree in landscape architecture, with a master’s degree in landscape architecture or closely related field of study.  Professional registration and licensure and/or PhD are preferred, as is previous teaching experience, and the ability to secure extramural funding to support research/creative activity.  Applicants who lend diversity to our faculty are highly desired.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in either or both of the following areas: 

  • Landscape ecology, natural systems, ecological design and practices, planting design with potential applications related to ecosystem services, climate change/resilience, and technologies for landscape analysis, and/or landscape performance, construction materials and implementation.
  • Digital media/visual communication, GIS/GeoDesign, digital landscape modeling/visualization, digital representation and contemporary design process, visual communication and literacy in the context of sustainability and increasing diverse populations.
Successful candidates are expected to teach core courses in the BLA and MLA curricula, will show promise for and be expected to satisfy expectations for high performance in teaching and contributions to the school at large.  Because Clemson is a Carnegie Mellon Research I University, candidates are expected to show promise for and satisfy expectations of high performance in research/scholarship/ creative activity.

Candidates hired for full-time positions will typically teach an undergraduate or graduate design studio and a 3-credit course within the BLA or MLA curricula.  Candidates should be available for MLA thesis advising and committees, and for participation in the School’s Interdisciplinary PhD program as advisors and committee members as appropriate.

Clemson LA programs offer LAAB accredited degrees (BLA and MLA).  The BLA was established in 1986, the MLA in 2005.  The BLA program regularly enrolls nearly one hundred students with the MLA enrollment up to 35 students.  Both programs have a strong design focus.  Additional information about the programs may be found at

The Landscape Architecture Program is in the School of Architecture, which is part of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) that encompasses nine other departments.  In January 2012, the school expanded into Lee III, a 55,000 sf LEED Gold, AIA National Honor Award-winning addition designed by Clemson alum Thomas Phifer.  The School of Architecture houses eight programs and maintains three off-campus academic centers for landscape architecture and architecture students in Charleston, SC; Genoa, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. Design Intelligence Quarterly ranked Clemson’s BLA program #15 in the nation and the graduate architecture program as #20 among its peers in its 2017-17 rankings. Additional information about the School of Architecture can be found at

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in digital format:

1) Letter of interest (two – three pages), that outlines teaching, research/scholarship, and service objectives related to the position for which you are applying.
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) Names and contact information of three references (listed on one page); and
4) A portfolio of relevant studio, professional and scholarly work that is recommended for all candidates, and is required for all candidates after notification they are on the “long list” of candidates (100 mg).  

Candidates should apply via the Clemson University Interfolio system at

For full consideration, we recommend that applicants submit by December 15, 2017.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Clemson University has been a top 25 public research university for the last ten years, and is ranked across all university categories in its commitment to quality teaching. Clemson is designated as a Research I university with strong community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land grant institution of South Carolina with more than 20,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, the city of Clemson provides a small college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA.  Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:

Inquiries and other communication about the position should be sent to:

Robert Hewitt, Chair Faculty Search Committee
Landscape Architecture Program, School of Architecture, Clemson University
Phone: 864.506.5340

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