The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) at Auburn University, a comprehensive land-grant and research institution, is seeking a one year (nine month/two semester) non-tenure track visiting position for an appointment in the Landscape Architecture Program commencing August 2021.
The Auburn Landscape Program is a research-informed, design-led program dedicated to training quality designers, addressing contemporary issues, and participating in critical landscape discourse. Grounded in the state of Alabama, we focus attention on places where the richness, complexity, and messiness of landscape is prominently felt, including post-industrial cities, infrastructural landscapes, rural landscapes, and coasts. Our curriculum places special emphasis on practices of fieldwork, landscape advocacy, and design research. At the end of both the undergraduate and graduate programs, students have the opportunity to work within the Alabama Lab, our design research lab.
Auburn’s Landscape Architecture Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in landscape architecture. After a multi-year process of research and development, the university and state agencies have approved the initiation of a new Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree that will work in tandem with the established MLA program. The first class of BLA students will begin the program in August of 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to the critical development and direction of this new BLA program as well as the continued refinement and improvement of the MLA program.
In addition to the BLA and MLA, our School also offers four allied degree programs: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design, and Master of Science in Architecture/Option in Public Interest Design. We participate in a legacy of engaged public interest design work exemplified by our School’s two off-campus centers, the Rural Studio (Hale County, Alabama) and the Urban Studio (Birmingham, Alabama). APLA resides in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction along with the McWhorter School of Building Science and the School of Industrial + Graphic Design. Opportunities for collaboration within the School, College, and broader University abound.
Responsibilities of the appointment include teaching, service, and research. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to maintain an active scholarly program disseminated through appropriate disciplinary venues. APLA faculty engage in and are supported in a broad range of formats for research and creative work. The successful candidate will be able to teach landscape design studios and core courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in one or more of the following areas of our curriculum: beginning design, graphic studies, landform, materials and detailing, and/or urban ecology. We are looking for a hands-on collaborator who can participate in shaping a critical landscape pedagogy with us, either by building on our existing focal areas or by diversifying our expertise.