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Open Rank in Landscape Architecture, Ecological Restoration (full-time, tenure) – Philadelphia, PA, USA | Works

Temple University


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Tue 25 Jan ’22Posted on:


The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in Ecological Restoration, open-rank, to begin in the fall of 2022.

We invite applicants to join Tyler’s distinguished Faculty of Arts and Design within the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design. Located primarily on a vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple University is a public research university with more than 38,000 students in 17 schools and colleges. Temple’s 187-acre Ambler Campus is home to the Ambler Arboretum, 13 distinct gardens, Ambler Field Station, Greenhouse Education and Research Complex, and numerous natural areas. Tyler’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs offer the Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticulture, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA), and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLArch) degrees which emphasizes ecological restoration. Both the BSLA and the MLARch are professional programs accredited by the LAAB. Tyler’s other degree offerings include architecture, facilities management, historic preservation, community development, and urban and regional planning, as well as numerous programs in the arts, art history, art education and graphic design. The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is nationally ranked by US News and World Report.


The successful candidate will conduct and disseminate a body of scholarly research related to landscape architecture and/or ecological restoration that demonstrates intellectual leadership in the field. They will teach landscape architecture design studios at graduate and, eventually, undergraduate levels (eg, design of woodlands, wetlands, public lands, and cornerstone restoration); required courses in ecological restoration (eg, Landscape Restoration Workshop, Northeast Woodland Ecosystems, Plant Identification, Native Plant Communities, Invasive Species Management and Restoration Monitoring, and Design of Research Methods); and will support university-level research in the fields of landscape architecture and ecological restoration. Additionally, the candidate will serve on program, department, and school committees and participate in other activities such as curriculum development.


Applicants should hold an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture (BLA, BSLA and/or MLA), a terminal degree in landscape architecture or another related discipline (masters or doctorate) and have demonstrated of excellence in research in landscape architecture and/or ecological restoration or research-based landscape architecture practice. Areas of expertise may include ecological restoration, restoration ecology, biodiversity, resilience to environmental consequences of climate change; landscape performance, green stormwater infrastructure; specifications and/or technologies that reduce, sequester or tend to eliminate carbon emissions, or additional topics related to more “sustainable” materials and construction methods. Candidates must have at least two years of teaching experience. Landscape architect’s license, professional or educational experience in land management, construction documentation and common computer software is desirable. A minimum of three years of practical experience is preferred.

Application requirements

Applications must include:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae signed and dated
  • Professional portfolio
  • Documentation of recent student work and/or two sample course syllabi
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Names of three references with e-mail and telephone details.

Finalists must be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught, reference letters, and official transcripts.

Salary and rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Temple University is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer, committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its programs. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

covid-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless you have obtained a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).

All inquiries should be directed to Rob Kuper, Research Committee Chair: robert.kuper@temple.edu

Applicants must submit all materials electronically by February 28, 2022. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to create an account and upload your application materials. If you need help during the download, email support@slideroom.com.