Assistant Professor

Position Summary

The CED seeks candidates with experience in teaching and research who will inspire students to analyze and synthesize complex environmental and cultural information to create compelling design solutions. The successful candidate will teach courses in engineering, grading, construction, planting design, and foundation or/and advanced design in the BLA and MLA curricula. As the first chartered public institution in the US, The University of Georgia has a long history of local, state, and international engagement. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to this tradition. The successful candidates must begin on August 1, 2024.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit: a letter of interest noting their job qualifications and teaching interests; a portfolio illustrating built or designed works; research productivity; professional practice experience; writing samples; or other creative work; curriculum vita; and four references with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Applicants with prior teaching experience should submit samples of course syllabi, student work, and course evaluations. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Questions will be addressed by the search chair, Sungkyung Lee, at

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About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The College of Environment and Design and the Athens community :
Located in vibrant and historic Athens, Georgia, UGA’s College of Environment and Design is home to the oldest landscape architecture program in the Southeast and one of the largest BLA programs in the U.S. The College houses accredited BLA and MLA programs, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Urban Planning and Design, and PhD programs. There is a wide range of research interests within its large and diverse faculty. The BLA and MLA programs within the College consistently rank among the top programs in the U.S. The College’s global presence includes regular programming at UGA’s campus in Cortona, Italy, and a strong working relationship with Nanjing Forestry University and Beijing Forestry University. Learn more about the College of Environment and Design at The University of Georgia ( is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a land/sea grant institution and is located 70 miles east of Atlanta, GA. The historic campus is well situated between downtown Athens and the Oconee River, allowing easy pedestrian access to the lively downtown or to the greenway system. Athens is a progressive city noted for its beautiful surroundings, great neighborhoods, rich history, and diverse intellectual, recreational, and cultural opportunities. It is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is known for its music scene and college athletics ( The College of Environment and Design is committed to enriching our institutional missions of teaching, research, and service.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


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Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A professionally accredited MLA degree or an accredited BLA degree with a terminal degree in an allied design discipline

Additional Requirements

Established records of relevant practice in design, planting design, construction (including contemporary and historic building materials), grading/drainage, planning, engineering, ecology, or plant materials are required.

Successful appointment as a tenure track Assistant Professor will require teaching up to 16 credit hours per academic year (Spring and Fall semesters) in one or more areas of expertise. Please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Assistant Professors here:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidates with prior professional, teaching, and research history at the college level are preferred. Candidates holding registration or licensing as a landscape architect in the US or other countries with equivalent examination and practice requirements and who demonstrate a record of accolades are also preferred.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of a strong record of practice, teaching, research, and service or ability to excel in those areas. Evidence of research may include design awards, design commissions, peer-reviewed journal articles, or other refereed scholarship or recognition.

Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching, research, professional practice, and design expertise are highly recognized by their peers. Candidates must demonstrate an upward research strategy and capacity to attract external funding to support environmental design. Specific areas of expertise may relate to resiliency, sustainability, community design, wellness, landscape performance, land development and management, historic preservation, and urban planning.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in multiple facets of landscape architecture and be able to support teaching and research across the undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Successful candidates will have a deep passion for teaching and mentoring students. We seek candidates who will promote the highest standards of teaching and service. In particular, the CED seeks great collaborators who are excited to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship across the university, state, and the nation, as well as internationally.
  • Successful candidates may support service activities and CED labs such as the Sustainability and Landscape Performance Lab (SLaP Lab), the Cultural Landscape Lab ( CLL ), the Virtual Reality Lab, and the Center for Community Design & Preservation ( CCDP ).
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio
  2. Media Portfolio
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Sample Publications
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  6. Other Documents #2
  7. Certification
  8. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  9. Research Portfolio/Philosophy

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