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LAEP Faculty

Welcome to the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning. As a faculty and as a department, we have a strong committment to educating, mentoring and placing students. We are also extremely committed to enhancing the diversity within our department and college. We look forward to meeting with individuals from various backgrounds. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to consider the job listings below, and apply.

All successful candidates are expected to contribute to LAEP’s diversity and its collegial environment.

Graduate Research Assistant Positions

Environmental Planning: Geospatial Analysis, Modeling and Visualization

Dr. Brent Chamberlain invites candidates for a Master/Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship. This position is intended to be primarily skill-based within strong interests related to one of the following topics:

  • Geospatial Analysis and Modelling
  • Visualization (data and info-viz, 3D, 4D and VR)
  • BigData, Machine Learning and Optimization in Design
  • Visualization of Natural Disasters
  • Visual Resource Management (renewable energy, natural resource management, viewshed analyses)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must meet the minimum qualifications for the department
  • Applicants from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Must have strong GIS foundation or extensive experience with 3D/4D visualization technology.

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree in natural resources, engineering, planning, architecture, computer science, landscape architecture or related field.
  • Master’s degree (for Ph.D.)
  • Bachelor’s degree (for Masters)
  • Programming skills in one or more languages
  • Background in data analysis and statistics
  • Ph.D. applicant

Funding (salary to be discussed):

  • Ph.D. Students: 2-year GRA (incl nationally competitive salary, tuition + health), additional years based on successful review and available funding.
  • MLA or M.Sc. BioRegional Planning: Guaranteed 1-year GRA (incl health) minimum, additional years based on successful review and available funding. In-state tuition rates will apply.
  • Potential for TA funding also available for both positions in lieu or partial with GRA.

Application and Due Date: asap; deadline for program submission is March 15th.

Questions about this opportunity? Contact Dr. Chamberlain: brent.chamberlain@usu.edu.
For a list of current and past projects, visit: http://www.ksualive.com
For more information about Dr. Chamberlain, visit: http://brentchamberlain.org

Note: this opportunity could highly overlap either of Dr. Chamberlain’s two other postings.

Urban Space Syntax: Measuring Health and Environmental Affect Using Mobile Sensors

Dr. Brent Chamberlain invites candidates for a Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship. This position focuses on conducting one or both of: 1) quantifying space syntax in urban environments; 2) conducting experimental studies to measure human stress in the urban environment. Previous efforts blended advancements in geospatial modelling with machine learning data analytics to explore linkages between urban form/design and physiological health.

Topics related to this position include:

  • Relating Urban Form and Human Health
  • Urban Design, Green Infrastructure and Stress
  • Smart and Connected Cities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must meet the minimum qualifications for the department

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree in planning, psychology, architecture, landscape architecture, computer science or similar discipline
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with undergraduate research experience
  • Training in quantitative research methods
  • Experience with GIS
  • Experience with statistical and data analysis

Funding (salary to be discussed):

  • Ph.D. Students: 2-year GRA (incl nationally competitive salary, tuition + health), additional years based on successful review and available funding.
  • Potential for TA funding also available in lieu or partial with GRA.

Application and Due Date: asap; deadline for program submission is March 15th.

Questions about this opportunity? Contact Dr. Chamberlain: brent.chamberlain@usu.edu.
For a list of current and past projects, visit: http://www.ksualive.com
For more information about Dr. Chamberlain, visit: http://brentchamberlain.org

Note: this opportunity could highly overlap either of Dr. Chamberlain’s two other postings.

Environmental Psychology: Spatial Memory, Environmental Design and Individual Differences

Dr. Brent Chamberlain invites candidates for a MLA/Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship. This position focuses on identifying how environmental characteristics, landmarks and urban design influences memory and wayfinding. This research was previously funded by the US Army Research Institute, Behavioral and Social Science under the title, “Investigating the Influence of Wayfinding Interventions on Spatial Memory”. The research blends cognitive mapping, virtual reality, psychology and urban form into a study of spatial memory and urban design.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must meet the minimum qualifications for the department

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree in psychology, landscape architecture, planning, architecture, computer science, or similar discipline.
  • Strong 3D visualization skills (sketchup, gaming engines)
  • Background with experimental design (particularly psychology)
  • Master’s degree (for Ph.D.)
  • Bachelor’s degree (for Masters)
  • Background in data analysis and statistics
  • Ph.D. applicant

Funding (salary to be discussed):

  • Ph.D. Students: 2-year GRA (incl nationally competitive salary, tuition + health), additional years based on successful review and available funding.
  • MLA or M.Sc. Bioregional Planning: Guaranteed 1-year GRA (incl health) minimum, additional years based on successful review and available funding. In-state tuition rates will apply.
  • Potential for TA funding also available for both positions in lieu or partial with GRA.

Application and Due Date: asap; deadline for program submission is March 15th.

Questions about this opportunity? Contact Dr. Chamberlain: brent.chamberlain@usu.edu.
For a list of current and past projects, visit: http://www.ksualive.com
For more information about Dr. Chamberlain, visit: http://brentchamberlain.org

Note: this opportunity could highly overlap either of Dr. Chamberlain’s two other postings.

Digital Technologies and Spatial Data Analytics

Dr. Keun Park invites candidates for a Master/Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship. This position is intended to be primarily skill-based within strong interests related to one of the following topics:

  • Spatial analysis, modelling, and visualization
  • Digital technologies (drone, VR/AR, sensor, image processing)
  • Observational research in public space
  • Built environment and health/travel behaviors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must meet the minimum qualifications for the department

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with GIS
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics
  • Strong 2D/3D visualization skills
  • Degree in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, psychology, geography, computer science, or similar discipline
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with undergraduate research experience

Funding (salary to be discussed):

  • 1-year GRA (including health insurance), additional years based on successful review and available funding. In-state tuition rates will apply.
  • Potential for TA funding also available in lieu or partial with GRA.

If interested, please send a brief letter of interest (including your CV) to Dr. Park at keunhyun.park@usu.edu. Any questions are also welcome.

Due Date: ASAP; deadline for USU graduate programs is March 15th.

For more information about Dr. Park, visit: https://keunhyunpark.com