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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Landscape Architecture

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Landscape Architecture
Requisition Number FTFR000961
Division/College College of Arts, Media and Design
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 06/08/2017

The School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for an Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor position to expand our vibrant teaching and research initiatives for our graduate level Sustainable Urban Environments program and our undergraduate Landscape Architecture program. We seek candidates who will work in the area of design approaches to changing cities, coastal adaptation and urban resiliency. This position will entail teaching both design studios and seminars as well as administrative roles including academic advising of students as well as program management and development. This position offers the opportunity to not only participate within these areas but also have a significant voice in developing the future and vision of these programs.

The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree in urban landscape ecology, landscape architecture, landscape planning, regional planning or a closely related field, with experience or clear potential to build teaching and research collaborations with urban design and urban planning.

In addition to teaching, the role includes supporting the academic advising team, mentoring students in the program, recruitment and outreach (both within the Northeastern community and to prospective students), course scheduling and hiring, and program development.

Northeastern University offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration between the design, planning, management, science and engineering of urban environments. The position offers a one-year contract in the School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design.

The School of Architecture has three distinct advantages. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices, including architectural design, history and professional practice, urban landscape and sustainable coastal environments, market-driven building types, and building technology and performance. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, the College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Three, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See:


Candidates must have an MLA, M.Arch, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in landscape architecture or architecture. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibiting and publication.

Additional Information

Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae and evidence of excellent teaching ability. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before July 15, 2017 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2017 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Dan Adams,

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. References
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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