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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: School Of Planning Des Construction Anr 10002116
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Engineers/Architects, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2019. Established in 1898, the Landscape Architecture program balances ideology, design, technology, art and science toward creating a resilient world.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core landscape architecture courses and will demonstrate actual or potential scholarly research activity that advances the interdisciplinary focus of SPDC. We are especially seeking candidates who can address emerging issues in the Landscape Architecture discipline in combination with a curriculum emphasizing professional education in landscape architecture. The successful candidate will contribute to the integration of digital media and graphic communication as integral elements in our curriculum, particularly within design and construction. The candidate will also engage in appropriate service.


Required Degree

Doctorate -Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design

Minimum Requirements

At a minimum, candidates must have at least a professional landscape architecture degree; a PhD is required by the position start date, August 16, 2019. Ability to teach within the Landscape Architecture core (design and construction) is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate actual or potential scholarly research activity that advances the interdisciplinary focus of SPDC.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who already have a Ph.D. degree.

Required Application Materials

Applicants for this position should send a single electronic document containing 1) a formal letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) samples of publications, professional reports, and/or portfolio of work, 4) a statement addressing your experience with diversity and inclusion in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, professional activities and research and/or describing how you will contribute to MSU’s goals of inclusive excellence, and 5) the names of three references. Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications.

Special Instructions

Review of application will begin on December 1st, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Department Statement

The MSU Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB), and consistently ranked among the top Landscape Architecture programs across the country. Landscape Architecture faculty teach and engage with students at the bachelors (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture), masters (Master of Environmental Design), and doctorate (Ph.D. of the Environmental Design Concentration Option) levels. Please find more information about the MSU Landscape Architecture program in

The SPDC is a global leader with very diverse faculty and students in uniting four accredited academic programs offering eight bachelor, master and Ph.D. degree programs related to the natural, built and virtual environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban & Regional Planning, providing an excellent work environment for 43 faculty members. The SPDC welcomes candidates who will bring demographic diversity to our faculty. For more information about SPDC, please see

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at MSU is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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