The University of Arizona seeks an Assistant/AssociateProfessor, School of Landscape Architecture and UrbanPlanningClick here to view position profile: https://summitsearchsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/UA_Asst_Assoc_Prof_Landscape_Arch_Profile.pdfLocation: Tucson,Arizona The Position:The School of LandscapeArchitecture and Urban Planning is seeking applicants for a facultyposition at the intersection of landscape architecture and urbandesign. The ideal individual is one who can teach bothundergraduate and graduate design studios at all levels. This is afull-time faculty position at the rank of pre-tenure assistantprofessor or tenured associate professor, commensurate withexperience. The position will ideally begin August 2021. Thesuccessful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in designtheory, collaborative design methods, and urban placemaking. Thisindividual will identify with the artistic side of landscapearchitecture and be fluent in contemporary urban design approachesthat integrate form-making with socio-cultural factors andlandscape ecology. UArizona is especially interested in candidateswho focus on underserved and marginalized communities, and who canenrich its faculty diversity. Duties and Responsibilities:Thesuccessful candidate will be prepared to expand CAPLA’sinterdisciplinary partnerships and work collaboratively within theCollege, University, and external networks in ways that contributeto CAPLA’s strategic goal of Building a Changing World. The Schoolis looking for an innovator who can develop transformativestrategies and future-oriented theories and perspectives onsustainable design, climate mitigation, and urban greeninfrastructure within the context of interdisciplinary practice,artistic approaches, social equity, and heritageconservation. The successful candidate will align their professional directionwith the University’s Strategic Prioritiesthrough: Engagement:Engage students in advanced regionaland international outreach and research in best practices insustainable urban design. Contribute to the development ofinternational programs including Micro Campuses, study abroadprograms, and online courses and programs. Strengthen ties to andpotential student recruitment from underrepresented communities.Develop community outreach opportunities and interdisciplinaryurban design studios. Innovation:Advance research in professionalpractice, landscape urbanism, urban revitalization, greeninfrastructure, site planning, master planning, and adaptive reuseof urban and industrial sites. Create synergies between publicagencies and private industry toward built environmenttechnological innovations and design solutions to address grandchallenges. Partnership: Advance CAPLA’s engagementstrategies with local, regional, and global partnerships. Createindependent and team-taught design studios at all levels withexpertise in data-driven research, predicting change, visioningfuture built environments, urban infrastructure design,collaborative processes, design thinking, and design innovation atthe landscape, neighborhood, and site-specific scales. Advanceinterdisciplinary teaching and practice. Synergy:Strengthen collaboration across CAPLA andUArizona programs in accordance with College and UniversityStrategic Plans including initiatives with the Institute for Placeand Wellbeing, Institute of the Environment, the UArizona Office ofSustainability. The collaborative units will include: College ofFine Arts, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College ofEngineering, Institute of the Environment, College of Agricultureand Life Sciences, College of Humanities, and College ofEducation. Qualifications:Minimum:Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field ANDat least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture(undergraduate or graduate) from an accredited program.Specialization in best practices in urban design withexperience in landscape ecology, socio-cultural factors in design,and applied art in landscape architecture.Working knowledge of the major digital media software.Strong communication and interpersonalskills. Preferred:Strong background in design theory, urban design, and landscapearchitectural practice.Previous teaching experience, in particular, collaborativeinterdisciplinary teaching or practice.Experience working with diverse and underrepresentedcommunities.Experience in regional and international outreach.A record of peer-reviewed scholarly/creative research (e.g.,publications, competitions, awards) and attracting extramuralfunding. Professional licensure, or qualifications to becomelicensed.Doctoral degree in Landscape Architecture or a relatedfield. About the College of Architecture, Planning &Landscape Architecture:The College of Architecture, Planning,& Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is made up of two schools,the School of Architecture and the School of Landscape Architectureand Planning; together with the College, it houses 13 academicprograms. Additionally, the Drachman Institutefunctions as the primary outreach arm of the College. At CAPLA, there are innovators of transformational strategies,championing a future-oriented perspective where hands-on design andplanning stimulate sustainable innovation and solve the grandchallenges of the built environment in a daring, authenticenvironment. About the School of Landscape Architecture &Planning:The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning encourages andsupports a culture of innovation in teaching, research, creativeworks, as well as community engagement aimed at advancingprofessional practice and preparing students to be leaders in theirrespective fields. Creative thinking and collaborative learning are encouraged inall of the programs through interdisciplinary coursework andreal-world projects. Graduates are able to integrate scientificknowledge with resourceful innovation to achieve outcomes thatdemonstrate best practices for the development of healthful,livable, and meaningful places. The landscape architecture program includes a fully accreditedgraduate MLA degree program and a newly formed BLA program.UArizona takes pride in the friendly, collegial atmosphere and anextraordinary community of designers and urban planners in CAPLA,including programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urbanplanning, real estate development, sustainable built environments,and heritage conservation. A setting in the city of Tucson, the Sonoran Desert, and theAmerican Southwest provides a rich cultural heritage and physicalenvironment that is an invaluable laboratory for urban design andlandscape architecture study and practice. The curriculum focuseson preparing students for practice to address pressing challengesat the local/regional/national levels, such as urbanization, socialequity, placemaking, climate resilience (heat/cold,aridity/monsoon), environmental degradation, and growth. The School’s facilities are extraordinary. The studios arebright and airy with spectacular views of the Santa CatalinaMountains. The award-winning building is situated on the maincampus in Tucson and equipped with state-of-the-art labs (computer,model, materials, etc.), including the Underwood Family SonoranLandscape Laboratory and the SonoranPentapus. About the University ofArizona:Established in 1885, the University of Arizona (UArizona), thestate’s land-grant university, is a member of the prestigiousAssociation of American Universities. Recognized as a globalleader, and classified as a Carnegie R-1, UArizona conducts morethan $687 million in annual research expenditures and is currentlyranked in the top 40 among all public universities surveyed.UArizona produces graduates who are real-world ready through its100% EngagementInitiative. The UArizona is advancing the frontiers ofinterdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships andbenefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1billion annually. With a total faculty of 3,144, UArizona currentlyenrolls 36,503 undergraduate students in more than 300 majors, inaddition to 10,429 graduate and professional students. Located in the city of Tucson, with a campus size of 392 acres,UArizona offers students a wide range of activities and academicopportunities. This includes three levels of intramural sports andmore than 30 fraternities and sororities, and many other studentorganizations. The Arizona Wildcats NCAA Division I teams competein the Pac-12 Conference. Classified as a highest researchinstitution, UArizona involves both undergraduate and graduatestudents in research projects. The University has a wide range ofgraduate programs, including the Eller College of Management, the James E. Rogers College of Law and a College of Medicine. The University of Arizona values its inclusive climate becauseit knows that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital toadvancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems,and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-servinginstitution, UArizona translates these values into action byseeking individuals who have experience and expertise working withdiverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because UArizonaseeks a workforce with a wide range of perspectives andexperiences, it provides equal employment opportunities toapplicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexualorientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As anEmployer of National Service, it also welcomes alumni ofAmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs andothers who will help it advance its Inclusive Excellence initiativeaimed at creating a university that values student, staff andfaculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity andinclusiveness. The University of Arizona demonstrates diversity in every areawith 24 % of graduates being students of color. In fact, thegraduate programs demonstrate exceptional diversity as enrollmentis the most diverse among all public institutions belonging to theAssociation of American Universities. UArizona is ranked #1 in thenumber of PhDs awarded to Native American students and #9 in thenumber of PhDs awarded to Hispanicstudents. To Apply:Confidential review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue until the positionis filled; parties who apply before or by April, 18 2021will be given first consideration. Interested candidatesshould submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and work samples(design portfolio). Work samples may also include examples ofstudent work.To apply online, go to: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su237 For more information or to offer recommendations ornominations:ArasiAdkinsSenior ConsultantSummit SearchSolutions, Inc.Direct: (336) [email protected] At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climatebecause we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives isvital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complexproblems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As aHispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into actionby seeking individuals who have experience and expertise workingwith diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because weseek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences,we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants andemployees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or genetic information. As an Employer of NationalService, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, andother national service programs and others who will help us advanceour Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a universitythat values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressingissues of diversity and inclusiveness.