The Position: The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a one-year lecturer position with the potential for renewal into an additional year. Our new colleague will bring a teaching and scholarship agenda with an intellectual focus on geospatial analysis and data representation integrated into the landscape architectural design process across a range of scales. Complements to this focus area could include digital design visualization, modeling, or communication strategies. The new faculty colleague will teach in the design studio sequence in landscape architecture along with theory/methods/applications courses available to landscape architecture students and other majors. Scholarship in this position could center on innovation in methods, novel applications of geospatial and other techniques, or environmental design issues whose investigation involves geospatial analysis. The position has an expected distribution of effort (DOE) of approximately 75% instruction. The additional 25% of the DOE will include scholarship and/or additional service to the educational mission of the department through annual agreement with the department chair. The Department seeks a colleague with academic and professional practice experience who can demonstrate the potential for success in a land grant university environment through excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university, profession, and public. This career-building position provides the opportunity for instructional development as well as scholarly and creative activities.
The Department and College: The LAAB accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program emphasizes creativity, technical competence, public participation, and environmental equity. The curriculum incorporates external experiences for students through internships, research experiences, and international study programs. Landscape Architecture has a tradition of community engagement and multiple studios incorporate varied service learning projects. Faculty research and service includes community design, geospatial analysis, design thinking, green infrastructure, nature play, and cultural landscapes. The Department resides in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, which has complementary strengths and collaborative opportunities in environmental science, community development, biosystems engineering, horticulture, and other areas. Additional collaborative opportunities are available in the College of Design. The Arboretum, which is the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, and many other off-campus college facilities enrich the department’s teaching and learning environments.
The University: The University of Kentucky enrolls approximately 23,000 undergraduate and 8,800 graduate students. UK is Kentucky’s flagship university and a land grant institution with a commitment to improve the lives of Kentuckians and beyond. Environmental stewardship and sustainability are core parts of our institution’s ethic and we are recognized as a Tree Campus USA and as a Gold level Bicycle Friendly University. The university’s position near downtown Lexington offers the vibrancy of an urban location and the immediacy of Lexington as a learning laboratory. Lexington is a thriving community of 320,000+ with a strong commitment to quality of life, education, and the arts. The city is integral with the Bluegrass Region, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and agricultural region.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a professional degree in Landscape Architecture and have a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or a related environmental design discipline. Significant academic or professional experience and licensure in landscape architecture is preferred. Salary: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with training and experience. Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on total well-being and career development, with the university striving to support a positive work-life integration. Salaries and benefits at the University of Kentucky are competitive and the university contributes substantially to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefitswww.uky.edu/HR/benefits.
Application: The department’s search committee will review applications submitted by February 15, 2022. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2022. Please use the University of Kentucky’s electronic application process to apply. In your uploaded documents (max. 10Mb each).
Application materials should be in PDF form and include:
• Cover letter -- The letter of interest should address your vision for teaching and scholarship relative to the described position.
• Names and contact information for three references (enter when prompted in the application)
• Portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1) -- The portfolio should contain examples of professional work, scholarship, and teaching effectiveness that are relevant to your background and this position
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We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agricultural Science North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.