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Assistant or Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Architecture / Construction / Planning, Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies

Assistant or Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

  • 522554
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • School of Design
  • Architecture / Construction / Planning
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in Fall 2023 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The Landscape Architecture Program seeks applicants with a strong interest in teaching design studios and the ability to teach core technology and/or theory and methods courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We also offer opportunities to teach seminars in areas of expertise. We encourage candidates who can demonstrate their promise, passion, and creativity to integrate their research and creative works with their teaching to apply.

We are looking for hands-on collaborators who will participate in shaping a critical landscape pedagogy with us by building on our program’s existing focal areas and by diversifying our expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and interests in contemporary practices and/or cross-disciplinary collaborations and community engagement off campus as well as across the school, college and/or university. Successful candidates will join faculty colleagues in stewarding development and growth of the Landscape Architecture Program.

Faculty members at Virginia Tech are expected to teach and mentor students, engage in community and university service, and to establish and/or maintain an active agenda of scholarly pursuits including, but not limited to, supported research and creative and/or professionally-associated practice disseminated through appropriate venues.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college, and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at time employment begins. Landscape Architecture degree must be from an accredited degree program; OR
A Bachelor’s degree of Landscape Architecture, or BS in Landscape Architecture degree plus a Terminal Degree in a related field. Landscape Architecture degree must be from an accredited degree program.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.
Candidate must demonstrate their potential or ability to:
• teach across a range of academic coursework in one or more disciplinary content areas to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as
• develop and/or maintain a strong peer-reviewed research/scholarship/creative activity agenda in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional licensure in Landscape Architecture and/or a Ph.D. on a topic of landscape architecture or a closely related field.
A proven track record of engagement in multidisciplinary research, critical design practice, and/or scholarship.
Evidence of outstanding landscape architectural design skills.
Professional experience in Landscape Architecture or a related design field.
A record of service within the discipline and/or profession.
Eligibility for membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects, or membership in another professional association of landscape architects or closely allied professional organization.

Application Materials

  • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications including a summary of notable accomplishments relative to this position;
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Personal statement of teaching interest and philosophy
  • Personal statement of research interests and agenda
  • Digital Portfolio of Work with examples of design and site planning work (built and/or speculative), teaching, and research, scholarship and/or creative works. (submit portfolio as a single pdf, 9MB maximum)
  • Reference list of three persons (including names, titles, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) the search committee may contact.

*Additional materials may be requested by shortlisted candidates

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary range is $75,000 - $80,000 per year

Review Date

December 5, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at juliew19@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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