Lecturer, Landscape Architecture - The Design School

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Landscape Architecture Program in The Design School at Arizona State University is hiring a full-time Lecturer beginning August 2022. 

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

The Design School

The Design School is committed to creating inclusive spaces that welcome and celebrate cultural diversity and decolonizing design education. In the next several years, we are conducting faculty searches to help us achieve this goal. We seek colleagues that can contribute, within their design field, to Justice, Health, and Sustainability, and work across our school’s disciplines to support ASU’s design aspirations and mission of inclusion.


The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is the largest and most comprehensive school for design education, with programs ranked top 20 in the nation. From programs in architecture, landscape architecture, environmental design, urban design, to industrial design, interior design, and visual communication, our students master the skills and research techniques needed for their future design professions through innovative, transdisciplinary methods. Our mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good. By engaging in dynamic and ongoing discourse about the future of design education, we aim to create a school that is more relevant, collaborative and equitable. Join us at Arizona State University and be part of creating the next generation of design.

The Design School Landscape Architecture Program is one of the flagship programs in the United States. The Program offers an acclaimed and accredited four-year undergraduate program in Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture (BSLA) and an accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). In addition, our Program offers Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design (BSED) and Master of Urban Design (MUD).  The Program also supports the Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts. More information about our Program can be found at The Design School (asu.edu).

The Landscape Architecture Program seeks a colleague who will help further the mission of ASU and The Design School. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the BSLA, MLA, MUD, and BSED programs with faculty, staff, and greater communities. The appointee will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate-level studio courses and lecture/seminar courses, be an active presence in the school, be involved in service to the program and school, and actively seeks professional and pedagogical development in the field of landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental design. Candidates should also demonstrate and uphold standards of teaching excellence. Candidates must be prepared to teach in multiple formats, including in person, hybrid, and fully online.

Required Qualifications:

  • A professional accredited degree in landscape architecture
  • A minimum of three years’ of experience working in the landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental design professions;
  • A minimum of one years’ of experience teaching landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of expertise;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and service efforts.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in landscape architecture, urban design, environmental design, or related field in social and nature sciences;
  • Professional Landscape Architecture licensure
  • Demonstrated experience in digital and computer applications as related to disciplinary practice and/or design education;
  • Demonstrated experience engaging community in the design process;
  • Demonstrated experience in LEED, SITEs, and landscape performance research and design evaluation;
  • Experience teaching in multiple formats, including in person, hybrid, and fully online courses.

Instructions to Apply:

The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size. Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format. Please submit the following information:

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A statement about diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to your teaching and service endeavors;
  • A portfolio of personal creative work and examples of work by students the candidate has taught; and
  • Contact information for three references (educational and/or professional) including name, e-mail address and telephone number.

All applications must be submitted electronically via apply.interfolio.com/107444

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is July 9, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage

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