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Global challenges regarding energy and climate change, the environment, health, food safety, technology and renewable solutions, use and conservation of land and natural resources, and development of the bio-economy, requires greater effort. NMBU is well equipped to conduct further research in these fields. NMBU's expertise spans entire value chains and includes both basic and applied research.
On 1 January 2014, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science and the University of Life Sciences merged and became –NMBU, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students, and is currently located on two campuses – Ås, about 30 km south of Oslo, and Adamstuen in Oslo. In 2019, the new research- and education-building for veterinary science will be completed and all of NMBU will then be located at Campus Ås.
Further information about NMBU is available on www.nmbu.no
Head of School of Landscape Architecture – Ref.no 17/00685
The Faculty of Landscape and Society at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) seeks a Head of School of Landscape Architecture. It is a full-time position for a period of four years, with a possibility of a second period.
The Faculty of Landscape and Society has 1300 students and 180 staff. It contains of five departments carrying out research and education in landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, real estate management and law, international environment and development studies and public health science. The School of Landscape Architecture currently has 41 staff, 7 PhD students and 290 students. The School offered the first landscape architecture programme in Europe from 1919, and is Norway’s main academic institution for education and research in the field of landscape architecture. The department consists of five units: Landscape Design and Construction, Urban Green Space Management, Landscape Theory and History, Landscape and Community Planning, and Environmental Horticulture. The School also hosts a plant nursery and the Centre for Landscape Democracy. The School of Landscape Architecture currently offers two study programmes: a five-year Master programme in Landscape Architecture and a three-year’ Bachelor programme in Landscape Engineering. The School leads and participates in national and international research projects and is an active member of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), and will host the ECLAS conference in 2019.
- Strategic leadership in the development of quality in education, research and communication.
- Represent and promote the Department at the University and in society
- Personnel responsibility for academic staff.
- Lead democratic processes.
- Contribute to an excellent work environment characterised by creativity, cooperation and gender equality.
- Contribute to good management and sound economy at the Department.
The Head of School reports to the Dean of the Faculty and is member of the Dean’s leadership group.
The employment is a full-time position with options for research and teaching.
- The Head of School must hold a PhD and/or be recognized at an international level within landscape architecture, architecture, landscape planning or closely related fields.
- Applicants must be able to document successful experience in university leadership or equivalent high-level experience from leading organizations focused on research and development.
- Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate a dynamic breadth of interest and a track record in both landscape architecture practice and academic research.
- Proficiency in English.
- Competence in a Scandinavian language.
- Documented pedagogical experience and qualifications.
- Experiences in strategic planning, personnel leadership and organisational development.
- Experience with active promotion of an inclusive work environment and gender equality.
- Able to inspire and motivate colleagues.
- Experience in confidence-building and developing internal and external social networks.
It is a prerequisite that the person appointed resides in a location that enables her/him to be present at the institution on a regular basis.
- You thrive in interaction with staff and students.
- You enjoy leading through democratic processes.
- You are able to see and realize strategic opportunities.
- You are thorough and accountable.
- You communicate well internally and externally.
NMBU is dedicated to excellence in research, education and communication and is a leading institution in its fields. The University is located in attractive surroundings in Ås, 30 kilometres south of Oslo. The Department is housed in historical buildings in a beautiful university park. The new leader will work with creative and committed staff and students and will find exciting opportunities in a growing university.
The faculty is under reorganisation and changes in responsibilities may change.
The position as Head of School is for four years, with the possibility for renewal. The salary is NOK 702 000 - 835 500 depending on qualifications and experience. For particularly competent applicants, a higher salary may be possible. A compulsory contribution of 2 % will be made to the Norwegian State Pension Fund.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Application deadline: April 3rd, 2017
Equality and diversity
NMBU promotes gender balance and diversity in academic and leadership positions. Women and candidates who can contribute to the cultural and geographical diversity of staff are particularly encouraged to apply.
Verified testimonies, certificates
Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.
The position follows the Norwegian government pay scale A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of gender, physical ability or cultural background. The workplace will if necessary be facilitated for persons with disabilities.
According to the Freedom of Information Act § 25 the list of applicants for this position may be made public irrespective of whether the applicant has requested that his/her name be withheld.
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Faculty Tenure or Tenure-Track 9-Month (Associate or Full Professor)
Landscape Architecture, Program Coordinator
College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED)
Kent Campus – Kent, OH
Opportunity: The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator of a recently created landscape architecture degree program based in Cleveland, Ohio.
This faculty position will have the opportunity to guide and direct an exciting new program in Landscape Architecture focused on design and the continuing revitalization and developed vibrancy of urban and suburban infrastructures. The individual will provide vision, leadership and teach in a first professional Master’s degree and a post–professional Master’s degree in landscape architecture. The candidate will work with faculty, students and professionals to shape and implement the mission and character of the new program, and will possess the abilities to recruit students and develop supportive relationships within the academic and professional communities. In addition, the Program Coordinator is expected to produce creative or scholarly work, and engage in service activities.
The MLA programs are entering their third year (the program began Fall 2014) and are in the process of seeking LAAB candidacy status. We seek an accomplished designer with expertise in either the history/theory of landscape architecture, or the integration of construction technologies and site engineering to teach graduate design studios and coursework related to their area of expertise. We seek applicants with strong representational skills (both analog and digital). Cleveland and the Great Lakes regional context offer unique opportunities and challenges requiring a landscape perspective. The MLA programs focus on urban, postindustrial, and infrastructural landscapes that merge cultural considerations with ecological systems and hydrological infrastructure.
Candidates must hold, at minimum, a Master of Landscape Architecture or its equivalent. They should have substantive experience in design practice and have professional registration, innovative research, and/or university teaching. They should also have a growing network of professional collaborators and show promise for developing a national reputation through the dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship in leading venues. The successful candidate will be expected to lead in the delivery of studio-based and lecture formats within the Landscape Architecture program, especially related to their own area of expertise.
The program is part of three degree programs, including architecture and urban design at the CUDC in Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio http://www.cudc.kent.edu/. The CAED's 24 full-time faculty and 750 undergraduate and graduate students occupy three locations: the spectacular new 107,000 sq. ft. Center for Architecture and Environmental Design designed by Weiss/Manfredi on the edge of downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Playhouse Square; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.
The CAED’s distinguished faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and established programs in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Health Care Design, research-based graduate work in Architecture and Environmental Design and Construction Management offer numerous cross-disciplinary research opportunities and maintain close relationships with regional industry and design practice. The MLA program is strategically situated in Cleveland together with the college’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) where the Master of Urban Design and Master of Architecture students and faculty collaborate with the MLA and CUDC on projects and research dealing with urban ecologies, integrating landscape and infrastructural concerns with the goal of making better cities. Research areas dealing with brownfield sites and cross disciplinary research with geography and biology also abound.
The CAED houses two faculty-led research labs: the Robotics Fabrication Lab (RFAB) and the Novel Ecology Design Lab (NEDlab). Expanding digital design resources in Kent include a new state of the art Fabrication Lab with wood and metal shops, CNC routers, plasma cutter and robotic arms; a computer lab with open-access 3D printers and laser cutters; quadcopter drone and infrared cameras for aerial and thermal imaging; and campus partnerships with other digitally-oriented units including the highly regarded Schools of Art, Fashion Design, Visual Communication Design and the Liquid Crystal Institute.
Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is an ascending national research university in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, national and metro park systems, robust regional industrial activity, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas.
See the following websites for more information on Kent State University http://www.kent.edu/ and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design http://www.kent.edu/caed/.
This position presents aspiring landscape design educators with an opportunity to shape and lead a program that will contribute to the life and vitality of a dynamic region.
• Possess a minimum of one degree in landscape architecture from an LAAB accredited (or equivalent) program
• Possess a Master’s degree in landscape architecture of closely related field.
• Demonstrated administrative and leadership abilities in an academic setting.
• Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in a minimum of two areas of landscape architecture.
• Evidence of professional, scholarly, or creative achievement
• Demonstrated ability and experience pertaining to urban landscapes and community outreach activities
• Ability and interest to develop and participate in cross-disciplinary endeavors.
• Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.
• Licensure in Landscape Architecture
• Ability and interest to seek grant-supported scholarship and creative activity.
Appointment, Rank and Salary: The position is a nine-month appointment with stipend for the summer at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The anticipated starting date is August, 2017.
For more information on Kent State University go to http://www.kent.edu/ or CAED http://www.kent.edu/caed/
Application Deadline and Requirements: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications must include the following:
• A letter of interest, with candidate profile.
• A statement of administrative philosophy.
• Curriculum vitae.
• Representative examples of teaching, (student work and syllabi), research, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and creative practice work (PDF format required).
• Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references.
For a complete description of this position and to apply online,
visit our jobsite at https://jobs.kent.edu
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans
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Aalto University has opened the following remunerated positions for Postdoc researchers and Doctoral Students:
1. Doctoral Candidate in Landscape Planning and Sustainable Development
2. Postdoc researcher or Doctoral Student to develop Grant Applications on Urban Resilience, Urban Sustainability and Urban Sustainable Metabolisms
The first position is offered to Aalto Doctoral Students so any interested person who does not have that Status should simultaneously apply for it.
The second position is opened to any postdoc researcher or doctoral candidate from any university with experience and interest in the suggested topics and works.
One person can apply for both positions.
Please spread the info on this open Postdoctoral researcher / Doctoral candidate -positions to any likely candidates!:
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.
1. Doctoral candidate in Landscape Planning & Sustainable Development
The position will be filled 1.4.2017, or as agreed. The position will be filled for a maximum of four years. Applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than Friday 31 March, 2017 (Finnish time UTC +2). More info and link to the application form at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1174/
2. Postdoctoral researcher or Doctoral candidate on Urban Resilience, Urban Metabolism and Sustainability
The position will be filled 1.3.2017, or as agreed. The position may be filled part-time or full time for a maximum of 12 months. Applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than Wednesday 22 February, 2017 (Finnish time UTC +2). More info and link to the application form at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1175/
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Head of Department
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
The Faculty for Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production (LTV) at SLU Alnarp is looking for a Head of Department for the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (LAPM).
The Department is Sweden’s main academic institution of education in the landscape professions, and for research related to this field as a part of SLU Landscape. The faculty also hosts the Swedish academia-praxis nexus Movium and – from 2017 onward – the internationally oriented research platform SLU Urban Futures. On campus an urban forest park of 30 hectares, the Alnarp Landscape Laboratory, invites for experimental on-site pedagogy and research. The Department works with teaching, research and collaboration and has about 80 employees. Education is a significant part of the institution's activities and courses are given in five programs; Landscape Architecture, Landscape Engineering, Horticultural Design, Master of Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Urban Development. The Department has solid networks in the region's academic environments, especially with the University of Copenhagen, Lund University and Malmö University. There are also established relationships with various actors of public development, such as governmental and regional authorities and municipalities, as well as with companies and NGOs. Researchers are part of major international networks and work with issues related to the planning, design and management of landscapes of all categories and scales, exposed to the global challenges such as urbanization, climate change, economic and demographic turbulences. All are regarded as important topics in society and are part of the SLU strategy.
Duties: With this appointment of HoD the Faculty expects strong leadership in developing the research and education at the department, and to contribute to the success of both Faculty and University within the framework of SLU Landscape. The HoD is responsible for the staff, for the economy and for the work environment in general, which means to develop an atmosphere of openness, respect, and good communication. The new HoD shall further develop the internal organization of the Department which includes leading the process of identifying future profiles of academic staff, in close dialogue with the Faculty. There will be several retirements coming the next few years, and the future staffing profiles shall mirror the needs in both education and research. The HoD will cooperate closely with practice and further develop cross-disciplinary outreach alliances across SLU, between SLU and its external cooperators, being it other universities, professional practices or end users, and is also expected to continue the development of improving the scientific output of both practical and applied research projects taking place at the department. The working languages are English and Swedish.
Qualifications: The Head of Department should hold a PhD in a relevant subject and must be recognized at an international level within at least one of the relevant research fields in LAPM. Applicants must be able to document successful experience in academic leadership at both department and individual level. We expect applicants to have substantial university leadership experience, or equivalent high-level experiences from leading organizations focusing on research, development or pedagogics. Experience from collaboration with practice is considered as an additional qualification. Applicants should document high-level experience in pedagogics, and is expected to lead the further development of the academically based educational activities at the department. Applicant must be fluent in English (spoken and written), and preferably be able to communicate in at least one of the Scandinavian languages, since Swedish is the main working language in university administration
Place of work: Alnarp
Form of employment: Permanent position. The employment is a full time position with options for research and teaching. The position as HoD is appointed for three years with the possibility for extension.
Starting date: By agreement
Application: We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 5057/2016.
Specific documents attached: Specified documents to be attached to the application: The applicant’s approach to leadership, as reflections on earlier experiences from leading positions, tot 2 pages.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
The application can be written in English or any of the Scandinavian languages.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
The Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (LTV) is responsible for research, teaching, environmental monitoring and assessment as well as outreach and collaboration in the fields of landscape planning and horticulture. The LTV Faculty is also active in the fields of agriculture, food, production, health, quality of life, environment and water.
The majority of the faculty’s employees and students are based on Campus Alnarp, between Lund and Malmö. The LTV Faculty houses six departments and a large number of collaborative centres.
Academic union representatives:
- Andrus Kangro, SACO, +46 (0)40 415 479
- Linda Thörnström , SEKO, +46 (0)18 67 10 57
- Jörgen Olsson, ST, +46 (0)40 415 431
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Associate or Full Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture Department
The Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking a dynamic and accomplished leader with an interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary design education to join the faculty in the role of Department Chair at the rank of professor or associate professor with tenure. This position is a full-time (B-base, 9 month) appointment with a standard additional month of salary support during the summer. Additional summer support is negotiable.
The successful candidate will cultivate a strong and cohesive community among 11 tenured/tenure track faculty, 4 lecturers and adjunct faculty, and approximately 160 undergraduate and 23 graduate students. The chair will represent the department in its relationship with allied programs, college and university administration, alumni, the profession, and the public while supporting all three dimensions of the land-grant mission: education, research/creative inquiry, and outreach. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate experience and capability in strategic planning, sponsored research, and program management; must be able to foster effective communication skills among diverse audiences; and cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusivity. As an academic leader, the candidate should show an in-depth knowledge of his or her field and exhibit an appreciation and respect for allied disciplines.
The Chair is the designated executive officer of the department and is responsible for oversight of personnel matters, faculty recruitment and advancement, budget, departmental governance, collaborative efforts, external relations, as well as central administrative operations of the department. In this capacity, the chair serves at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Design.
Ames, Iowa has been recognized locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for its schools, creativity, amenities, commitment to the environment, and quality of life. The ISU Department of Landscape Architecture is notable for its cohesiveness and for a strong tradition of interdependence among its students, faculty and alumni as a community of scholars. Our department combines a land-grant ethic of community service with the commitment to innovation expected at a university of science and technology. The department offers a 5-year professional undergraduate (BLA) program that Design Intelligence consistently ranks among the top ten programs in the nation and a newly accredited graduate (MLA) degree. The MLA degree received a ranking from Design Intelligence in the top twenty of all graduate degree programs in landscape architecture. Both programs benefit from the lively environment for multidisciplinary scholarship afforded in the College of Design, which also houses the Departments of Architecture, Interior Design, Community and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Art and Visual Culture. As a community of learners, we are passionate about the design of sustainable environments, believe strongly in the value of collaboration, and seek to integrate the best of traditional practice with cutting-edge thinking, technologies and skills.
The department is energized by committed and creative faculty and the establishment of two new interdisciplinary graduate programs in Urban Design (MUD) and Design in Sustainable Environments (MDSE) in which landscape architecture faculty play a key role. The successful candidate will demonstrate the character and energy to extend this momentum into the future.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com<http://www.visitames.com>).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
- A Masters in Landscape Architecture OR a relevant terminal degree with 10 years of academic and/or professional experience.
- Meet the university standards for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor.
- In addition to the above, applicants for Full Professor must also have a strong national and international scholarly reputation.
- Significant recognition in one or more of the following areas: research, teaching, professional practice or outreach in the field of Landscape Architecture;
- Significant experience in academic administration and/or supervisory experience including fiscal, negotiation, and personnel management;
- Demonstrated experience with collaborative initiatives.
Proposed Start Date:
July 1, 2017
All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at www.iastatejobs.com. After search for vacancy number 600204 and click “Apply for this Vacancy” to complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to attach 1) a letter of application highlighting qualifications, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) names/addresses/telephone numbers of five references, and 4) a Visionary Statement of Landscape Architecture Education.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017, with applications accepted until the position is filled.
Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.
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