Faculty Position


Assistant Professor of Practice (Promotable non-tenure track)

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Duties:  The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, announces an academic year, full-time professor of practice position in Landscape Architecture.  Assistant professor of practice is a non-tenure track position and does not require research responsibilities but is promotable under university clinical faculty guidelines.  Undergraduate teaching is a primary responsibility of this position, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish a program of engaging in person classroom and studio-based teaching, student mentoring, and service to the students, program and department.  In addition, potential exists for teaching online courses.  While all candidates must possess a broad set of skills applicable to a comprehensive education in landscape architecture, this position seeks candidates ready to lead undergraduate design studios, as well as additional courses in landscape engineering, construction, planting design or design communication.   Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate expertise in multiple areas, bring contemporary practice ideas and projects to the classroom and be able to support teaching needs across the undergraduate program. 

The Landscape Architecture Program at Purdue University is a nationally ranked five-year professionally accredited undergraduate program leading to a B.S.L.A. degree. We are a community of students, alumni, faculty and administrators whose common mission is to prepare students for successful careers in landscape architecture, instilling in them the desire to continue to learn and seek new knowledge throughout their lives in the enhancement of the built environment and the advancement of the profession. We strongly endorse a collaborative attitude that fosters collegiality, civility and respect among peers, staff and students. Further information about the position may be obtained from the chair of the search committee: Paul Siciliano, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (Email: sicilian@purdue.edu).

Qualifications:  Minimum qualification includes a Master’s degree in landscape architecture or an accredited Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a Master’s degree in a related field as well as significant design practice experience.  Candidates with professional licensure, teaching experience or creative accomplishments are preferred.  Experience working with or teaching diverse groups is preferred.

CompensationSalary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience.  This is an academic year appointment (9-month appointment) with excellent fringe benefits that include employer contributions to the individual’s retirement program, medical, life & disability insurance.

The College: The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked eighth in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 302 faculty, 2823 undergraduate students, and 769 graduate students. The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at Strategic Plan (purdue.edu).

Application:  To apply, please visit careers.purdue.edu.  Applicants are requested to submit a packet including: (i) a cover letter, (ii) resume or curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement of teaching philosophy and goals (iv) names and contact information for 3 references, and (v) a portfolio including examples of professional and creative work.  Applicants with teaching experience may include student work.  Appointment will begin August 2023.

Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – https://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue.

Purdue University, the College of Agriculture, and the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

All materials must be combined into one pdf and submitted electronically via this site – https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22769/.  A background check is required for employment in this position.  Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Visit our web Site at http://www.hort.purdue.edu/

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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