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Department Chair and Assoc/Full Professor of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
University of Florida

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2020
Title Department Chair and Assoc/Full Professor of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
University University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
Department School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Associate Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture is seeking a visionary leader and educator who is committed to advancing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to serve as Department Chair and Associate Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.

Our mission is to prepare future practitioners and scholars committed to advancing the efficacy, impact and knowledge of the discipline of landscape architecture, to conducting research that enhances the understanding and practice of the profession while addressing societal challenges, and to providing service to the communities of our state, region and abroad.
We seek applications from candidates who align with our mission, are passionate about working with students, committed to research and creative scholarship and who operate with the highest ethical standards and integrity in all matters.
The position is a twelve-month appointment and is available from July 1st, 2021.
The Department

This is a pivotal and exciting moment for the profession and the department. The University of Florida (UF) is a top-tier public, comprehensive, land-grant research institution, recently ranked 6th among all U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report.
UF is dedicated to achieving and maintaining a culture of educational and research preeminence and the Department of Landscape Architecture shares this drive while continuing to build on a strong tradition of design and teaching excellence, external engagement and student achievement.

The Department offers programs leading to a professionally-accredited Master of Landscape Architecture, a College level PhD with a concentration in Landscape Architecture and the only professionally-accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program in the State of Florida.

As part of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, the Department of Landscape Architecture is situated within UF’s College of Design, Construction and Planning, benefitting from collaborative association with allied disciplines including Architecture, Construction Management, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Sustainability, and Urban and Regional Planning. Our mission is further supported by interdisciplinary research pursued in integrative research centers including the Department’s Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, the
College’s Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER) and the University’s Water Institute and Florida Climate Institute.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
● Terminal degree (MLA, MALA, MLARCH) in landscape architecture or a related field represented in the College with at least one degree in landscape architecture
● Distinguished record in teaching, research or creative scholarship, and service, sufficient to merit tenure upon hire and promotion to full professor within 3 years of hire
● Substantial academic administrative experience including management of budgets, personnel, curriculum at undergraduate or graduate levels
● Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
● Demonstrated record of:
o advancing knowledge of landscape architecture and its evolving role in society and effectively communicating its value within government, industry, and academic sectors
o commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, engagement with students and promotion of student success
o successfully facilitating and mentoring faculty to support their work in private or public sectors

Preferred Qualifications:
● Ph.D. and/or licensure in landscape architecture or a related field represented in the College
● Experience with professional program accreditation at undergraduate and/or graduate levels
● Establishing and implementing a strategic plan with clear goals and outcomes
● Working with intercollegiate, interdisciplinary and international partnerships and programs
● Experience with attracting, developing and retaining outstanding faculty and staff
● Experience in fundraising and working with donors
● Experience of working with advisory boards and maintaining strong relationships with alumni
● Experience with extramural funding for research and/or funding that supports creative scholarship


Required Submissions:
1) Letter of interest that details the applicant’s required and desired qualifications for this position;
2) Curriculum vita, including relevant administrative experience;
3) Selected work demonstrating the applicant’s research/scholarship, creative activity, teaching and/or outreach;
4) Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) references. References will be contacted only after communication with the applicant.

Application: Interested applicants must apply online at The Job number is 65561. For full consideration, submissions should be received by November 30, 2020. The search committee will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries: Inquiries should be directed to Professor Roberto Rengel, Search Committee Chair (Phone 352-294-1397 or

  • The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida in the Sunshine and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public; and all applications, CV and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. Further information is available at

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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Contact Information

  • Professor Roberto Rengel, Search Committee Chair
    School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
    University of Florida
    Po 115701
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • 352-294-1397


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