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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.


About the Landscape Architecture & Environmetal Planning Department

The oldest and most influential landscape architecture program in the Intermountain West, LAEP in 2008 embarked upon a rapid growth and expansion initiative, adding new faculty members, facilities, and degrees. Founded in 1939, LAEP has over 1,500 alumni practicing in 44 states and 15 countries. Fourteen full-time and three adjunct faculty currently serve 140 students enrolled in the MSBRP and fully-accredited BLA and MLA programs, along with a new PhD in Landscape Architecture. USU competitive start-up packages, sabbatical leaves and strong cross-campus collaborations are among the areas of support for new faculty. The USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies offers a series of seed grants to financially support tenure-eligible faculty research initiatives.

LAEP faculty and students enjoy strong working relationships with an array of allied disciplines across USU. The department is administratively within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and located within the Chase Fine Arts Center.. Examples of partnerships include the Swaner EcoCenter, one of USU’s seven LEED-certified buildings (Park City, UT); the USU Ecology Center (Main Campus); and the USU Botanical Center (USU Extension; Kaysville, UT). Faculty and students jointly conduct research through the Center for Persons with Disabilities (Main Campus); and participate in a campus-wide Sustainable Systems Minor.

Established in 1888, Utah State University is the state’s Land-Grant institution, and is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space, and life enhancement. USU is a Carnegie “higher research activity” institution. USU has a faculty of over 700 who partner with more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university, which the Princeton Review named a “Green College” (2010, 2011), was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the #1 public university in the West. USU is situated in beautiful Cache Valley with over 120,000 people, is 90 minutes north of Salt Lake City, and offers world-class recreational opportunities along the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. Logan annually ranks in the Top 10 college towns, and among America’s safest small towns.

Environmental Planning

Assistant Professor | Start Date: August 2019

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) invites candidates for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty appointment. We are seeking candidates who can bring innovative research and teaching to advance the Department’s mission. The successful candidate will enhance environmental and bioregional planning in the Department. Candidates should demonstrate a clear potential to succeed in an academic environment through excellence in research, the position’s primary responsibility, through scholarly publication and securing extramural funding, as well as effective teaching, and service.

We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to LAEP’s diversity and its collegial environment.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have demonstrated ability to establish a recognized program of research and to teach a variety of studio/lecture courses covering core competencies in one or more of the following areas:

  • Landscape ecology,
  • Ecosystem services,
  • Climate change and community resiliency,
  • Wildlife and/or water conservation planning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold at least one degree in landscape architecture, bioregional/environmental planning, or a closely allied discipline;
  • The required terminal degree is an earned doctoral degree or a master’s degree with significant evidence of research productivity;
  • Ability to contribute to LAEP’s commitment to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geography).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degrees in multiple disciplines;
  • A record of peer-reviewed scholarship and publication;
  • Demonstration of external funding for research endeavors;
  • Previous teaching experience;
  • Evidence of community engagement and outreach;
  • Postdoctoral experience.

Application:

Applicants will apply online at jobs.usu.edu.

The online application will include: (1) a letter of interest not to exceed two pages; (2) a current vita; (3) a one-page Statement of Research; (4) a one-page Statement of Teaching; (5) a one-page statement on the applicant’s commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community, and (6) a list of three references (with phone numbers, and mail and e-mail addresses). In addition, examples of dissemination efforts (portfolio, publications, videos, etc.) should be sent directly to the department at the address below or by using USU’s big file transfer service (available at bft.usu.edu). Examples may be submitted as printed media, digital format on USB drive, or via a website link. Please address questions directly to:

Dr. Carlos Licon, Search Committee Chairperson
Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Utah State University / 4005 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4005
carlos.licon@usu.edu

For further information on our programs and campus environment see usu.edu/multimedia.

Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018, and remain open until filled. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.

Assistance is available if you need help with the application/hiring process. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment if hired at the University. AA/EOE see Utah State University Human Resources website at usu.edu/hr/policies/section300/303.pdf

Landscape Architecture

Assistant/Associate Professor | Start Date: August 2019

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) invites candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for a nine-month faculty appointment, either as tenure-track or professional practice non-tenured. We are seeking candidates who can bring innovative research and teaching to advance the Department’s mission. The successful candidates will provide leadership within the Department’s programs, and particularly LAEP’s commitment to excellence in professional practice degrees. Candidates should possess an excellent understanding of landscape architectural design, planning and land development, and demonstrate a clear potential to succeed in an academic environment.

We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to LAEP’s diversity and its collegial environment.

Qualifications:

Candidates are sought who have the demonstrated ability or potential to teach a variety of studio/lecture courses covering both core competencies and innovations in landscape architecture and planning, and who possess superior capabilities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Environmental/landscape design,
  • Land planning and development,
  • Site design and construction.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold at least one degree in landscape architecture, with degrees in multiple disciplines preferred;
  • Terminal degree in landscape architecture, planning, or an allied discipline;
  • Demonstrate a potential for effective teaching, and/or research, scholarly publication, and securing extramural funding;
  • Ability to contribute to LAEP’s commitment to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geography).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial records of practice experience;
  • Evidence of collaborative design activities;
  • Professional licensure in planning or landscape architecture;
  • Previous teaching experience;

Associate Level Qualifications:

To be considered at the Associate Professor level, one or more of the following additional qualifications must be met:

  • An established professional practice and/or scholarship record to support the agenda.
  • A competitive record of grants, contracts, or both.
  • A record of excellence in built works, particularly as evidenced by recognition via awards, competitions, or publications.

Application:

Applicants will apply online at jobs.usu.edu.

The online application will include: (1) letter of interest (not to exceed two pages); (2) a current vita; (3) a one-page statement on teaching; (4) a one-page statement on practice and/or research; (5) a one-page statement on commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community; and, (6) a list of three references (with phone numbers, mail and e-mail addresses). In addition, a single hardcopy portfolio should be sent directly to the department at the address below. A digital copy should also be submitted. If desired, applicants may use USU’s big file transfer service (available at https://bft.usu.edu/).  Please address questions and the portfolio directly to:

Prof. David Anderson, Search Committee Chairperson
Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Utah State University / 4005 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322-4005
david.anderson@usu.edu


For further information on our programs and campus environment see usu.edu/multimedia.

Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and remain open until filled. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.

Assistance is available if you need help with the application/hiring process. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment if hired at the University. AA/EOE see Utah State University Human Resources website at usu.edu/hr/policies/section300/303.pdf