Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Ecological Restoration (full-time, tenure track) – Philadelphia, PA, USA | Works


Temple University


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Fri 14 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 a specialization in Ecological Restoration at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning 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 & 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 sit on program, department, and school committees and participate in other activities such as curriculum development.


Applicants should hold a terminal degree in landscape architecture (MSc in landscape architecture or international equivalent) or a master of science or doctorate in landscape architecture and have demonstrated a track record of research excellence on landscape architecture and/or ecological restoration or research-based research. practice of landscape architecture. 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:

• Accompanying Letter of Intent
• Curriculum vitae signed and dated
• Professional portfolio
• Documentation of recent student work and/or two sample course syllabi
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• 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 Assistant 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.

To apply, go to to create an account and upload your application materials. If you need help during the download, email [email protected]

All inquiries should be directed to Rob Kuper, Research Committee Chair: [email protected]


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