Open Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Open Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Section of The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Located in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the U.S., the landscape architecture program pursues urban pasts, presents, and futures through highly engaged, design-centered, and future-oriented curricula and individual research trajectories. To join us in that pursuit, we seek a colleague working on urban environments and/or urban ecologies under the broad umbrella of race, justice, and the built environment. Preference will be given to those candidates whose work embraces the intersection of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning.

The Knowlton School is a tenure-initiating unit within the College of Engineering housing sections in architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning. With 45 faculty, 750 students, and 15 staff, the Knowlton School forms a distinct community fostering inquiry and exchanges across sections, the college, and the university as well as Ohio and Midwestern communities at large. Cross-disciplinary teaching and research are highly valued, and innovation is encouraged.

Founded by the eminent modernist AD Taylor in 1915, the Landscape Architecture Section at Knowlton is one of the oldest landscape architecture programs in the U.S. Our faculty is currently comprised of twelve full-time collegial and collaborative scholars dedicated to advancing the work, disciplinary questions, and practice of landscape architecture. We offer accredited degrees at both the graduate (master’s) and undergraduate level.  

Through our Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative,  Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research programs on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being.  Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the university’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues. The successful candidate will be amongst the first of Ohio State’s initial RAISE cohort.

Applicants for this position should hold a terminal degree in their discipline (master’s or PhD) and engage in the built environment through practice, research, and/or creative inquiry. Individuals from allied disciplines (architecture, urban design, planning, urban ecology, etc.) and/or with a background in engaged practice are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate urban-focused design studios and research seminars.

This hire is part of a collaboration with the Department of History of Art, which will also be hiring an assistant professor under the same RAISE research cluster of “Race and the Built Environment: The Just City.”  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a new, interdisciplinary General Education course with faculty in the History of Art department around the theme of “Citizenship for a Just and Sustainable World.”

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