Cornell University

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701. The academic home for this position is the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

The Department of Landscape Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track position with 70% teaching and 30% research responsibilities. Over its 115-year history, Cornell’s Department of Landscape Architecture has achieved national recognition for its excellence in innovative teaching pedagogies that challenge students to become responsible and creative designers. Our department is adapting to meet the critical issues affecting the planet and its inhabitants through a continued emphasis on the agency of design.


Successful applicants will have an accredited degree in landscape architecture, and are expected to be developing a body of rigorous research or creative inquiry that addresses contemporary and future challenges in landscape architecture. An MLA is required and a PhD or license within the field or related discipline is desirable.

Applications and Starting Date:

Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2020. Applications are to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online including 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing background and qualifications; 2) a research statement (2-page maximum); 3) a teaching statement (2-page maximum); 4) a diversity statement of how, through research, teaching and/or service, the candidate can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study”; 5) a detailed curriculum vitae, 6) a portfolio (20 pages maximum) featuring examples of outstanding creative work including research, professional practice, and teaching; and 7) contact information for three references. Initial screening of applications will begin November 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity affirmative action educator and employer.