College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

DoLA Employment Opportunities

Two Tenure Track Positions: Assistant/Associate Professors
Deadline December 15, 2013

The newly established Department of Landscape Architecture (DoLA) is seeking to fill two tenure-track positions at the assistant/associate professor levels. Both candidates are expected to begin August 15, 2014. Candidates should hold, at a minimum, an accredited degree in landscape architecture, with a master’s degree in landscape architecture or closely- related field of study. Professional registration and licensure, as well as a PhD are preferred. We are looking for candidates with expertise in two or more of the following: design (foundational design studio, community design, interdisciplinary/collaborative), digital media/visual communication, plant materials/planting design, resilience planning and ecological design, landscape tectonics and design implementation, cultural landscapes/heritage, and community-based design in rural and urban contexts. Assistant Professor candidates should demonstrate the potential for a research agenda (creative and/or scholarly). Associate Professor candidates should have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, award-winning projects (built/unbuilt), and/or funded research.

Nested within the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and the new LEED Gold Certified Lee Hall building addition, DoLA is engaged in inter-disciplinary student learning environments and seeks collegial candidates interested in advancing design education. DoLA is also contributing to Clemson University’s efforts to advance from Carnegie’s high to very high classification for research. DoLA’s primary goal is to advance the landscape architecture agenda into the 21st century towards “smart,” restorative and socially responsible urban and rural built and natural environments, locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

Candidates are expected to teach core courses in the BLA and MLA curricula, contribute to DoLA’s shared governance through service, and DoLA’s emergent research culture with an active and productive research plan. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage with and contribute to the Planning, Design and the Built Environment (PDBE) Doctoral Program housed in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH). DoLA is engaged in CAAH’s Fluid Campus with students participating in programs situated in Charleston, South Carolina’s low country, as well as in Genoa, Italy (villa owned by Clemson), and in Barcelona, Spain.

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers LAAB accredited programs (BLA and MLA): the bachelor degree program was established in 1986 and the MLA in 2005. Currently, the DoLA faculty has eight full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, senior lecturers and visiting faculty. The BLA program regularly enrolls nearly one hundred undergraduate students with the MLA enrollment up to 35 students. Both programs have a strong design focus and are grounded in the study of cultural geography, social sciences, ecology and technology. Additional information about the program may be found at http://www.clemson.edu/caah/landscapearchitecture/
Clemson University, the land-grant institution of South Carolina, is located mid-way between Atlanta and Charlotte. The University’s geographic location is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the shores of Lake Hartwell; natural resources in the mountain, lake, river, and low country coastal environments in the region are plentiful and readily accessible. Clemson University annually enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduate students and 4200 graduate students. Clemson University continues its climb among the nation’s best public, doctoral-granting institutions and has been ranked consistently in the nation’s top 25 national public universities with its most recent national ranking: 21st according to U.S. News & World Report. In 2005, The Scientist ranked Clemson as the number one place to work in academia, based on the international publication’s annual survey.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application packages should include: a letter of intent that states his/her proposed research agenda, teaching interests and teaching philosophy; detailed curriculum vitae; portfolio of creative work/scholarship (maximum twenty-five pages, maximum page size: 8.5” x 11”). Associate Professor candidates should include copies of course syllabi along with their teaching interest and teaching philosophy. Additional materials may be required for finalist candidates. For the Assistant Professor position, three letters of references are required as part of the application process. The Associate Professor position requires five letters of reference. Letters of recommendations and other application materials should be sent in the form of hard copies to Amanda Peterson, Department Administrative Assistant, Department of Planning, Development & Preservation, Department of Landscape Architecture, 3-112 Lee Hall, Box 340511, Clemson, SC 29634-0512. Letters of recommendation may also be sent electronically to Amanda Peterson at ayeargi@clemson.edu.

All inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Robert Hewitt, Search Committee Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, 121 Lee Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0511. Phone: 864 506 5340 or 864 656 6698. Email: hewitt@clemson.edu.

Salary is competitive. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 15, 2013. Review of application materials will begin December 15, 2013, and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

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