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Teaching Assistant Professor

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign invites applications for two Teaching Assistant Professor positions for the academic year 2023-2024. The salary for each position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected start date is August 16, 2023.


The successful applicants will teach design at the site and/or systems scale in our BLA and MLA programs. We are particularly interested in candidates with special interests in site engineering, ecology, and/or design equity and community engagement. We welcome critical approaches to teaching in these areas. Each successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, one of which will be studio and the other of which will be a course in our technical sequence or a seminar, depending on individual interests and strengths. Each position will be a full-time, 9-month appointment with an allocation of 80% teaching and 20% service, including reasonable committee commitments and general participation in the life of the department.


Requirements include a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or an allied field (e.g., Urban Design, Ecological Design, Architecture, Environmental Engineering). Applicants should demonstrate fluency in contemporary landscape architecture, clear potential for excellence in teaching, and a compelling research agenda.

Institutional Context:

Faculty members in the Department of Landscape Architecture have access to the incredible resources and facilities of the College of Fine & Applied Arts and the interdisciplinary research campus of the University of Illinois. These include the Siebel Center for Design, the Humanities Research Institute, the Center for Advanced Study, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and numerous other specialized centers. Additional collaborative opportunities include Krannert Museum of Art, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and Japan House, each a respected international hub for innovative scholarship and public engagement.

Application Procedures:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on May 24, 2023. The search will remain open until the positions are filled. Please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following as a single multi-page PDF file.

  • Cover letter (2 pages maximum) outlining your interests in and qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of your creative work, teaching examples, publications, and/or recognitions
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.  Please direct any questions to Professor Mary Pat McGuire, Search Committee Chair, at mpm1@illinois.edu or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate, at steiling@uillinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

Illinois Job Board: https://illinois.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4220?c=illinois


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