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The Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, is seeking applications for a full-time (9 months), tenure track Asisstant Professor position with a focus on the history of Landscape Architecture, to begin Fall 2012.  Applicants should be interested in teaching planning and design studios as well as non-studio subject area courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.  Teaching and/or professional experience is desirable; a love of learning and designing is essential.  The right person will be both thoughtful and personally skillful, able to teach through his or her own work as well as through classes and critiques. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to expertise in the history of the field, the successful candidate will enjoy broad environmental interests and be able to sustain focused attention on this significant area within Landscape Architecture. 

Candidates should be proficient at nurturing creative, integrative design exploration and at developing skills in students, in both studio and non-studio class settings. Faculty are expected to possess strong teaching skills and have the capacity to bring rigorous scholarship to bear in informing creative application and practice. The individual shall complement existing areas of teaching and research in the department, school and university. The department is interested in individuals who have compelling interests, clear ideas and experience in conveying lessons from the history of Landscape Architecture to a new generation of landscape architects, especially as these lessons pertain to landscape decision making in contemporary settings.

about the department

The departmental faculty is intentionally interdisciplinary, and offers coursework covering the full spectrum of landscape architectural interests and areas. We are a collegial, engaged and energetic planning and design community that values the making of richly supportive, socially responsive and ecologically sensitive places. Teaching projects occur throughout the state and region, including frequent projects in Portland, as well as in collaboration with other departments and universities, and with local, state, federal and non-governmental organizations.

Located within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, which includes eight other departments and programs. The Landscape Architecture program is highly respected and has enjoyed strong administrative support. At present the Department includes approximately 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate students, 10 full-time faculty, a dynamic pool of adjunct and visiting faculty, and one full-time staff member. We offer an accredited BLA and MLA, a post-professional MLA, and a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, as well as a Minor in Landscape Architecture that attracts students from across the university.

further information


1) A terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or related field
2) Demonstrated potential to engage in integrative, scholarly practice and disseminate the results

1) PhD in a relevant field
2) Previous teaching and practice experience
3) Experience and knowledge in cultural and historic landscape preservation, especially as it relates to broader environmental issues
4) Licensure

applications documents

- hard copy only
- A C.V. or resume and a narrative description of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position. Include a discussion of your views (philosophical and practical) about teaching and your immediate and long-range plans for creative practice and/or research.
- A modest portfolio of representative products of your creative work and research, including professional projects and/or publications.
- Examples of classes that you are qualified to teach, including information about classes that you have taught or helped to teach.  Include previous course materials if available. A list of at least three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Please indicate your professional and/or academic relationship to each person on this list.

Complete hard copy applications and /or inquiries should be addressed to:

Professor David Hulse
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Landscape Architecture
School of Architecture and Allied Arts
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon  97403-5234
tel. 541-346-3634


To be assured of consideration, all materials should be received by September 16, 2011. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until complete. The position will remain open until filled.

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architectural History - University of Oregon

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in 16/09/2011

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5234

Professor David W. Hulse - Dept. of Landscape Architecture - UO
Eugene OR USA


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