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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Construction/Design/Planning

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Job Description:

The Department of Landscape Architecture and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Florida invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 14, 2023.

The Department seeks a colleague with clear potential to succeed at an internationally recognized R1 research university. Our new colleague must have a proven track record of excellence in studio education and a strong history of and/or plan for research, scholarship, and high impact design-focused creative activity. We are especially interested in candidates with a focus on history/theory and/or an interest in research and design education focused on Florida communities and the critical issues facing these communities, such as climate change adaptation, coastal resilience, environmental justice, and community engagement.

Candidates should have a demonstrated track record or clear potential to attract extramural research support and actively publish. Significant experience or potential to succeed with student-centered classroom instruction and a willingness to serve the profession and discipline are preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 As one of two units in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, the Department of Landscape Architecture offers accredited Bachelor’s (BLA) and Master’s (MLA) degrees and a Ph.D. with a landscape architecture concentration. The School also offers a MURP and a Ph.D. with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning. There is a strong relationship with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and other units in the College of Design Construction and Planning (DCP). The College maintains an extensive research portfolio, with 16 research centers and institutes led by the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER) (

Established in 1925, DCP is uniquely equipped to address some of the significant contemporary challenges facing our state, nation, and world as it houses critical disciplines that impact the planning, design, construction, and sustainability of built and natural environments.

 The University of Florida (UF) is ranked #5 among the nation’s public universities according to the US News & World Report Best Colleges 2022 list with over 1 billion dollars in funded research. Several opportunities exist at the University for cross-disciplinary appointments and collaboration, including with the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Health and Health Professions, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the College of Health and Human Performance.

Collaboration opportunities with other programs that emphasize social equity, diversity, and inclusion, could include UF’s African American Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research, and Bob Graham Center for Public Service. In addition, the University of Florida is emerging as a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its curricula. Our position as a major land-grant research university in the Association of American Universities (AAU) creates opportunities for our faculty to develop a national and international reputation for research on issues that showcase Florida and the Southeastern United States as a living laboratory and to shape the next generation of design professionals.  

 Further information about the University, the College, the School, and the Department can be found at and 

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

An accredited degree in landscape architecture.

A terminal graduate degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in landscape architecture or a closely related discipline.
  • Professional landscape architectural design, spatial and land use planning, or community engagement experience with relevant credentials or a license eligible candidate.
  • Experience with community-oriented outreach, and documented impacts on local and regional environments.
  • Specialization working in the areas of urbanization, sea-level rise, climate change, aging populations, resilience, cultural landscapes, and/or historic preservation.
  • Thrives working in a collaborative environment, is a team player, and demonstrates a passion for working with students.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit application material electronically at As candidates complete the standard online application, the following items should be uploaded:

  • Letter of interest
  • Research/scholarship statement including current projects, funding, and a five-year plan for future research and scholarship. (1-2 pages)
  • Statement of teaching pedagogy, summary of courses taught including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), and list of courses of interest in teaching at UF. (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references (3) including affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses; references will only be contacted for finalists. 
  • Creative portfolio (optional) including published articles, design competitions, and/or student studio work.

For questions regarding the digital submission of application materials, please contact UF HR (

For all other inquiries related to the position or your application, please address any questions to the search committee chair, Timothy Murtha, PhD ( ).

Applications received by January 15, 2023, will receive the fullest consideration, but the search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. The proposed start date is August 14, 2023.

 The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon offer. 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

 The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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