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Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, College of DAAP

University of Cincinnati
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, College of DAAP

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
The School of Planning (SOP) in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position with the Landscape Architecture Program. Applicants at Assistant or Associate levels of professorship will be considered. Rank and tenure will be determined based on the candidate's credentials. Appointees will be evaluated for reappointment, promotion, and tenure based on criteria established by DAAP and SOP. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

UC is continually recognized as one of the Most Beautiful College Campuses (Forbes), Cincinnati is an urban campus with green space to spare. The Cincinnati Metro Region is a rich setting for urban research and teaching. Its inhabitants experience big-city amenities while enjoying a small-town friendliness and collaborative feel that is characteristic of the Midwest.

School of Planning
The SOP within DAAP prepares professionals for distinguished practice and spatially-based approaches with a focus on livable places and the creation of communities that enrich people’s lives. The six academic programs within the SOP Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP), Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies (BSUS), Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (BSHS), Master of Community Planning (MCP), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and PhD in Regional Development Planning offer specific coursework about the planning and design of innovative futures for urban communities and regions.

The SOP’s MLA program admitted its first students in the summer of 2017 and has achieved Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) Candidacy status. The SOP offers the MLA First Professional Degree as well as two options for Post Professional degrees.  UC’s MLA degree options include a required cooperative education experience.

The motto of our Landscape Architecture program is “I Want to Make a Difference.” Our program has a strong commitment to working with diverse populations, to teaching that uses contemporary approaches to investigation, visualization, representation, and community engagement, and to inspiring students. Our faculty works effectively and collegially in an interdisciplinary setting.

The School of Planning is committed to a diverse workforce and to maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all, including those who are underrepresented in Landscape Architecture.

Essential Functions
Successful candidates will be involved in the SOP’s collaborative environment for teaching, scholarship, and leadership with primary responsibility for teaching in the MLA Program. There will be potential to collaborate in teaching and research with faculty in urban horticulture, urban and community planning, and urban design as well as other disciplines within DAAP and UC. All SOP faculty are expected to teach two courses per semester in a combination of studio, lecture, or seminar formats. This tenure track position requires research or creative work in the successful candidate’s area of expertise and dissemination of their research or creative work through appropriate venues, including but not limited to peer-reviewed publications, conferences, or exhibitions.  In addition, faculty may advise masters and doctoral students.

The School of Planning values service to the School, College, University, community, and professional organizations. Activities may include: assisting the institution by serving in administrative positions or on academic committees; advancing the discipline beyond the institution by serving on professional or research boards; and contribution to groups in the community.

Minimum Qualifications
Prior to effective date of the appointment, candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and the search will remain open until an appointment is made. Applicants should refer to the DAAP web site ( to learn more about the SOP, DAAP and UC. In order to be considered for this position, please apply at and upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research or Evidence-based Design Plans and Accomplishments (if applicable)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Portfolio or Professional Practice Portfolio (if applicable)
  • Three references

Please use the additional documents feature as needed for any attachments.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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