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Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture - 2 positions
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Date Posted Nov. 13, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture - 2 positions
University Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department School of Landscape Architecture
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture
School of Landscape Architecture
Louisiana State University

Job Responsibilities
Teach design studio sequence and additional required or elective courses (as deemed suitable for the individual based upon background and program need) in the graduate and undergraduate curricula consistent with teaching loads typically assigned in the School;

Actively participate in research and creative activity related to the profession of landscape architecture;

Conduct service work through School, College, and University committees and community/professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications
Masters — Terminal degree in landscape architecture or related discipline qualifying the candidate to teach design studios such as architecture, urban design, geography, ecology, plant sciences, civil engineering, or graphic representation.

Position description
The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for two faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenure-track) beginning in August 2019. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the state’s capital, and is Louisiana’s flagship university. Our unique and rich multi-cultural location – on the Mississippi River near the Atchafalaya River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico – provides many opportunities for innovative studio investigations, scholarly activities, and funded projects in landscape architecture, regional planning, and applied research related to water management, environmental sustainability, cultural landscapes and historic preservation, environmental policy and sustainability, resource stewardship, and disaster recovery/mitigation.

We seek candidates with diverse interests, teaching experience, a defined research agenda, and a combination of expertise (including professional practice) applicable to undergraduate/graduate teaching in areas of design studio, introductory design, construction technology, plants/ecology, and representation. Candidates should have at least one degree in landscape architecture with a terminal degree in landscape architecture or an allied discipline.

Context and opportunities
LSU has a rich and unique campus environment, and with a community of approximately 32,000 students, LSU is one of America’s most beautiful educational environments. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Extensive University by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it in the top 2% of the nation’s colleges and universities. LSU is one of the few universities with land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant status.

The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is located within LSU’s College of Art and Design, and we offer the BLA and MLA degrees. For the past thirteen years, Design Intelligence has placed both degree programs in the top ranks of American schools: currently the BLA program is number 1 and the MLA program number 5. The College offers degrees in architecture, art history, studio art, and interior design and recently inaugurated a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Design degree with faculty from art history, architecture, and landscape architecture. The School has approximately 100 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, and 14 faculty.

The School offers numerous off-campus experiences, including international and national internships, community service, and both elective and required international and domestic field trips. Housed within the College are the VizLab and the Fab Factory, with state of the art 3D printers, CNC routers, plasma cutters, and laser cutters. The CSS (Coastal Sustainability Studio) supports teaching and research within the College and serves Louisiana and Gulf Coast communities through investigations related to coastal issues. Other resources include LSU’s 16-acre Hilltop Arboretum, a laboratory of native plants and a venue for the School and community, and Hill Memorial Library, LSU’s special collections of regional, cultural, and environmental archives. We maintain an extensive and loyal alumni network that generates support for the School’s programs and internships/jobs for our graduates.

Submittal requirements
Applicants should provide the following through the university’s online application portal:

  • a letter of interest addressing the above criteria
  • a complete resume
  • the names and contact information of three professional references

In addition, candidates should provide via email a link or electronic version of a teaching/professional portfolio to the search committee chair. Alternatively, a candidate can submit a printed (hard copy) teaching/professional portfolio to the search committee chair.

Evaluation of candidates will begin upon arrival of material, and the positions will remain open until filled. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. All submissions will remain confidential until selection for on-campus interviews. For more information, contact Mark Boyer, FASLA, Director (225-578-1434 or or Kevin Benham (508-692-7154 or, chair of the search committee. For more information about LSU, see; for information about the College, see; for information about the School, see

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

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Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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