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Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor

Post Date:

April 30, 2018


Auburn University


Auburn, AL


The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) at Auburn University, a comprehensive land-grant and research institution, seeks candidates for a non-tenure track visiting appointment in the Master of Landscape Architecture program commencing August 2018. This contract will be for one academic year (nine months, two semesters). 

The Auburn MLA Program aims to prepare students to deploy their skills as landscape architects in order to meaningfully contribute to shaping the future landscapes of a world that we believe is simultaneously rich, complex, and messy. To that end, our curriculum places special emphasis on practices of fieldwork, landscape activism, and design research. We are looking for a hands-on collaborator who can participate in shaping a critical landscape pedagogy with us, either by building on these existing focal areas or by adding diversity to our expertise.

Our Schooloffers three allied degree programs: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture. We participate in a legacy of engaged public design work embodied in our School’s two off-campus centers, the Rural Studio (Hale County, Alabama) and the Urban Studio (Birmingham, Alabama). APLA resides in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction along with the McWhorter School of Building Science and the School of Industrial + Graphic Design. Opportunities for collaboration within School, College, and the broader University abound.

Responsibilities of the appointment will include teaching, research, and/or outreach at a graduate level. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to maintain an active scholarly program of research and/or creative work disseminated through appropriate disciplinary venues. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research funding is available to support work with clearly articulated potential.

Candidates must have a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, or a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture plus a terminal degree in a related field. Desired qualifications include: evidence of outstanding design skills, experience with contemporary drawing and modeling techniques (such as analog media, Rhino, Grasshopper, ArcGIS, Processing, or digital fabrication), experience in professional practice, experience in teaching, professional registration, and/or advanced degrees in Landscape Architecture or related fields. The successful candidate will have a strong design philosophy grounded in contemporary practice and will have a track record of investigating current issues through techniques that translate to a graduate studio setting.

Applicants must apply online at

Required online submission materials include: 1) a letter of interest including delineation of pedagogical and research interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a print-ready (PDF format) digital copy of a portfolio illustrating the candidate’s scholarly/creative work and (where applicable) examples of work illustrating prior teaching experience; 4) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. 

Review of applications will begin on 27 April 2018and will continue until the position is filled.   For more information contact David Hill at  

APLA is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required. 

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

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