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Tenure-track assistant professorship in Landscape Architecture and Urban design

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as tenure track assistant professor in landscape architecture and urban design.

The academic focus of this position is on collaborative design methods and practice led research approaches where design act as both fabricating and investigating actions. The research will explore the interplay between public space production and urban transformation processes within contemporary urban planning and design practice. A particular thematic attention will be on urban ‘experimental’ practices such as co-design approaches, temporary uses and short-term interventions in the context of redevelopment of urban spaces and landscapes. The candidate will teach design studio courses at both bachelor and master level and take on individual supervision for bachelor projects and master thesis in the landscape architecture program.

The tenure track assistant professor must have design education and an academic standing within landscape architecture/urban design showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

In addition, we prefer candidate with as many of the following competences as possible:

  • A background in landscape architecture, architecture or urban design with strong foundation in both academics and design practice.
  • Experience in practice led and design based research.
  • Experience in teaching design studios.
  • International network and academic outreach.
  • Ability to bridge academia and practice through external collaborations and knowledge dissemination.
  • Insight into contemporary urban transformation practices such as community design approaches and experimental short-term interventions.

The candidate is expected to perform teaching at Danish taught courses within a few years time frame and to conduct research in a context of Danish communities of citizen groups and local organisations.

As assistant professor, you are expected to have a clear and forward-looking visions and plans for the development of your research towards future impact. You must have good cooperation skills, abilities for self-management and experience from collaboration with stakeholders beyond academia is an advantage.

The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication. You will participate in research-based teaching of courses and examination at BSc and MSc level and develop your teaching skills as well as co-supervise PhD students. You will be expected to develop your own as well as collaborative research applications, and be committed to project management and interdisciplinary collaboration. You will build an international scientific network, develop collaboration with stakeholders and collaborate closely with colleagues at the department and contribute to collegial development of the department including participation in scientific and social events. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Your work place will be at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN). IGN conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide graduates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society.

The position is placed at the division of Landscape Architecture and Planning. You will become part of the research group for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism that approach the field of landscape architecture and urban design from a humanities and design centered perspective.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Claus Beier, Head of Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Henrik Vejre, Head of Section (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The position is open from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627).

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The tenure-track programme

An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.

Criteria for promotion

After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period
  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications
  • A significant track record of successful external research funding [Formuleringen tilrettes efter forskningsområdets muligheder for at tiltrække ekstern finansiering]
  • Establishment of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group
  • Completed http://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses
  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

- Curriculum vitae including:

  • Please describe and document international network and relations
  • Please describe and document internationally based activities
  • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark
  • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media
  • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.
  • Description of previous research themes and activities

- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

- Research plan - description of current and future research plans

- If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:

  • Experience with studio teaching supervision of BSc and MSc students
  • Teaching experience
  • Formal pedagogical training

- Complete publication list

- Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

- Up to five pages portfolio with samples of own and collaborative design work within landscape architecture and urban design.

The deadline for applications is 21 August 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 4 December 2019.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0024/19-2N.

POSITIONS FOR TENURE-TRACK (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ PROFESSOR) AND EDUCATOR-TRACK (LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER) IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMME

Department of Architecture

School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

The Department of Architecture is inviting applications for tenure/educator track positions in landscape architecture for its Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme. Multiple positions in tenure, education and professional practice tracks are available. These include lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and professor. Appointment will be made depending on qualifications and track record. Full time professor appointment will also be considered for direct appointment as a tenured professor and as Programme Director for the MLA programme.

 

About the LA (BLA and MLA) Programme

NUS offers a four-year, full-time degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and a two-year, full-time degree Master of Landscape Architecture programme (MLA). The fourth year of BLA is run concurrently with first year MLA and eligible and motivated students can be expected to graduate with a BLA and MLA within five years. The programme is hosted by the Department of Architecture, a leading architecture school in the region and the world ranked among the top ten in the world. Landscape architecture education in NUS is distinctively Asian and pantropical in its geographic attention, and urban in its emphasis. It is designed to provide a landscape architecture education that is sensitive to the myriad challenges facing Asian cities, as well as opportunities provided by the sheer richness of heritage and cultural, socio-economic and ecological elements of the region.

 

The NUS MLA aims to train the next generation of landscape architects in practice and academia who will be stewards in shaping a livable, sustainable and resilient environment. Our graduates are expected to be able to navigate the demands of the profession, and the dynamism and challenges the environment presents. More information on the programme is available here:. https://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/study/programmes/master-of-landscape-architecture/

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities

New faculty members appointed as lecturer/Senior lecturer/Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor are expected to contribute strongly to the teaching of the BLA/MLA programme, both in studio and non-studio courses, as well as the supervision of final-year capstone projects and dissertation projects. Specific subject areas to be taught will be considered in relation to the appointed faculty member’s expertise. In addition to teaching, the appointed faculty members are also expected to continue or mount a substantial research programme and contribute to the administration of the BLA/MLA and other programmes of the Department of Architecture.

 

Required Qualifications

Applicants are required to have a MLA and/or PhD in landscape architecture of a closely related discipline. The applicant should have a strong track record in education, research/or practice, and be able to continue the trajectory leading to a tenured position. Applicant considered for MLA Programme Director must also have prior experience and track record in managing academic programmes and contribute to the roles stated above. The candidate must also have strong personnel management and communicative skills.

 

Application

Applicants should submit their applications and questions to Chair of Search Committee.

Applications are to include:

(i)            Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including research, teaching and administrative experience);

(ii)           Publication and/or Project list;

(iii)          Design portfolio if available

(iv)          a Statement of Teaching (for both tenured and education track, maximum two pages);

(v)           a Statement of Research (only for tenure position, maximum three pages) – citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution and explaining their significance;

(vi)          a list of six referees with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence); and

(vii)         NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants;

Mailing address:

Department of Architecture

4 Architecture Drive

Singapore 117566

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In accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), please provide consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal data, using the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants form.

For more information, please visit NUS > Careers > Academic Appointments.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

 

 
Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
Vacancy Ref: : 048341 Closing Date : 17-Jul-2019
Contact Person : Richard Anderson Contact Number :  
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1. Job Details

Job title: Lecturer in Landscape Architecture 
School/Support Department: Edinburgh College of Art 
Unit: Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) 
Line manager: Head of ESALA

2. Job Description

The appointee is expected to be actively involved in research and situate their own scholarship strategically within ESALA. Post-holders will be expected to influence research-led teaching in the professional programmes of Landscape Architecture and Architecture within ESALA.

The appointee will demonstrate an ability to respond to both theories and practices in the field of Landscape Architecture, thereby enhancing the culture of research, learning, and teaching within ESALA, ECA, and the wider University. The appointee will be expected to communicate and disseminate their work internationally, contributing to ESALA's international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture.

The appointee’s teaching contribution will depend on specialism, knowledge and experience, but it will be focussed on supporting the suite of existing professional and associated postgraduate programmes within ESALA. In recent years, staff within the school have sought to advance the significance and value of innovative studio practice, placing particular emphasis on the ways in which work is shared, assembled and curated to engender a culture of meaning-making, critical thinking and knowledge sharing. The appointee will be expected to contribute to and support this important agenda within the everyday practices of their teaching delivery.

The post holder will have the capacity to supervise postgraduate research students through traditional thesis and/or through creative practice scholarship.

She/he must be able to contribute to: 
• ESALA’s creative design and research culture at the intersections of landscape architecture, architecture, urbanism and the creative arts, reflecting ESALA’s distinctive position in the University’s Edinburgh College of Art 
• The positive identity and influence of Landscape Architecture as a discipline within ESALA, ECA and the wider University of Edinburgh. 
• Ongoing discussions and activities to promote recruitment in the UG programme of Landscape Architecture (acknowledging an identifiable shortage of graduates entering the Landscape Architectural Profession in the UK). 
• Authoring and collaborating on research bids and projects, increasing ESALA’s capacity to secure research income across a range of funding sources. 
• Joint PhD supervision and scholarship funding applications, increasing ESALAs capacity to supervise PGR students in their areas of expertise. 
• Supervision and direction of Postgraduate taught projects across ESALA’s suite of PGT programmes

3. Main Responsibilities

Teaching: 
• Contribute to leadership in the running of the professional programmes of Landscape Architecture at ESALA. 
• Delivery of core UG and PG teaching in the design studio. Contribution to theory and techniques courses depending on expertise. 
• Undertake UG Honours level dissertation and PG supervision in Landscape Architecture and ESALA’s other programmes 
• Refining and advancing course content and delivery within the framework of subject area curricula 
• Administration, assessment, presentation of work at examination period and periodic written feedback to students

Research: 
• Undertake research into aspects of contemporary landscape architectural concern and disseminate that knowledge through transnational relations and international forums

4. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

Essential: 
• A nuanced understanding of landscape architectural practice with an ability to situate work at the intersections of research and design 
• PhD or equivalent research experience in Landscape Architecture or a demonstrable practice experience that is situated within contemporary scholarship 
• An ability to conceive, lead and deliver creative learning and teaching in a studio paradigm 
• Demonstrable ability to design and deliver inspiring teaching, assessment and research supervision 
• An ability to contribute to a specialism in landscape architectural teaching, and to innovative research-led teaching in the subject 
• A commitment to collegiality and team working 
• A research profile as evidenced by a track record of and ongoing commitment to high-quality published research outputs (through published academic research or design-based research outputs) for submission to the REF at 3 or 4* level, through either practice-based or theory-based research. 
• Ability to lead the development of knowledge exchange and outreach activities through good working relationships with a wide variety of groups – students, colleagues in the school, the University, partner institutions, industry practitioners and representative bodies, etc. 
• An ability to contribute to academic leadership and management with evidence of successful implementation of subject-related initiatives, events and/or projects. 
• An ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Desirable: 
• A commitment to multi-disciplinary working inside and beyond ESALA 
• A clear perspective upon social justice and environmental sustainability within the field of Landscape Architecture. 
• Good practical knowledge of contemporary landscape architectural practice, multidisciplinary working, ecology, new technologies and construction practices relevant to the field, with a demonstrable understanding of how these can be translated into learning, teaching, and research. 
• Ability to contribute to and author funding bids and research projects 
• Experience of supervising PhD students 
• Experience of mentoring or developing junior colleagues

5. Job Context and any other relevant information

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) at the University of Edinburgh:

Edinburgh is widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the combination of medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town in combination with its key open spaces give it a unique landscape setting. The city also comprises examples of exceptional contemporary architecture, such as the Scottish Parliament by Enric Miralles. The redundant volcanic landscape of Arthur’s Seat is a Site of Special Scientific Interest owing to its unique geology and ecology. Edinburgh is a place of outstanding landscape and architectural interest and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The University of Edinburgh offers an ideal environment for the teaching and study of landscape architecture: with fascinating geological, ecological, rural, post-industrial, cultural and urban design phenomena and sites in close reach, there are fertile grounds for both work and study.

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) is one of the UK’s largest schools with a respected international profile. Recent growth in both the postgraduate student cohort underpins the need for this new post. Beyond the diversity of a staff that includes designers, artists, engineers, computer scientists and historians, ESALA draws on the wide academic strengths of a major teaching and research institution. ESALA students go on to achieve high levels of recognition and success, contributing to shaping the constructed environment through design, research, ideas, policy and landscape architectural practice. Students regularly win national and international prizes. The undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes are designed to support students to develop rigorous, responsive and imaginative approaches to contemporary landscape architectural practices.

There is a lively seminar, exhibition and public lecture culture featuring the work of the best regional, national and international speakers, practitioners, critics and scholars. Together with the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) at Heriot-Watt University, ESALA ranks first in Scotland, and second in the UK, on the comprehensive research power measure in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, reflecting our volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Our aim is to continue to develop and enhance our position as one of Europe’s leading schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Collaboration across the academic community of ESALA, ECA, and the wider University provides exciting research and teaching opportunities. We enjoy strong relationships with museums, galleries, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, archives, practitioners, and industry partners throughout the vibrant city of Edinburgh and beyond.

Teaching (Professionally Accredited Programmes):

The location of ESALA in a large multi-disciplinary and research-intensive University allows students to undertake courses outside the school. The University has a tradition of encouraging this inter-disciplinarily, beginning at undergraduate level.

The University of Edinburgh offers the only programmes of Landscape Architectural study in Scotland. ESALA’s four-year undergraduate MA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture, two-year postgraduate MLA programme, and two-year European Masters in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA) are professionally accredited by the Landscape Institute in the United Kingdom.

We are committed to educating designers who are creative, inventive, intelligent, rigorous and ethical in their practice as students and professionals. The professional programmes are designed to offer the opportunity to take up work based opportunities worldwide as part of an integrated practice period in Year 3.

The school is supported by a range of part-time landscape architectural practitioners particularly in the design and techniques strands of the MA and MLA programmes. A commitment to site specificity, innovative fieldwork and strong analytical thinking has seen our programmes gain international acclaim. All Landscape Architecture programmes at ECA benefit from the significant international networks of the staff. EMiLA exemplifies the trans-national opportunities of Landscape Architecture within the school for both staff and students alike, and it demonstrates the University of Edinburgh’s commitment to European collaboration.

ESALA’s postgraduate programmes support learning, teaching, and research in a diverse, but complementary set of concerns: Architectural and Urban Design, Cultural Studies, Cultural Landscapes, Architectural History and Theory, Urban Strategies and Design, Architectural Conservation, Material Practice, Design and Digital Media, Advanced Sustainable Design, and Landscape and Wellbeing. ESALA also hosts the interdisciplinary programme in Art, Space and Nature. This programme attracts applicants whose first degrees include Art, Design, Landscape Architecture and Architecture.

The School supports a thriving culture of postgraduate research. With a cohort of approximately ninety students, ESALA’s postgraduate students work on a variety of topics in architecture, landscape and architectural history, contemporary architectural theory, environment-behaviour studies, digital media, and advanced technology and research-by-design. The post holder will be expected to supervise several research students, although the number may be developed over time.

Research:

The appointee will be required to undertake research. It is expected that the applicant will already have a research profile with a publications record in the field of Landscape Architecture. This record may consist of academic publications (such as books, edited collections, scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals, etc.) and/or exhibited and published innovative design works, either as built or in the form of competition entries.

A record of successful applications for research funding is desirable. Evidence of an understanding and agile use of innovative historical, theoretical or design methodologies is strongly desirable. The appointee will be expected to develop their research profile through an ongoing programme of high-quality publications and other outputs, and potentially through collaboration and externally funded work.

The School offers strong support for developing and disseminating staff members’ existing research work and for developing new research directions through mentoring schemes, funding for conference attendance, study leave, archival- or field-work, and guidance on the submission of applications for research funding (AHRC, British Academy, EPSRC, ESRC, etc.).

ESALA enjoys many advantages from its location in one of the UK’s most successful research institutions. Our Research Alliance with the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) at Heriot-Watt University expands our personnel to over 60 researchers and extends expertise in Planning, Housing and Built Environment. Our combined research in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning was rated among the top Universities in the UK for volume and quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework panel, which described our research environment as ‘conductive to producing research of internationally excellent and world-leading quality’.

All members of the academic staff are research active. In its research methodologies and practice, ESALA research extends from large team-based funded research to individual scholarly research. Our research strengths include innovative design in architecture and landscape, hybrid design processes and digital media, health and environment, global cities and European spatial planning, cultural studies and the city, architectural theory, history and conservation. As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is home to many national institutions, including the Historic Environment Scotland and the National Library of Scotland - a copyright library located within a short walk of the School. The University Library is one of the largest academic libraries in the UK, with extensive holdings on the built environment, geography, and environmental and design history.

Further details on teaching programmes, staff research interests, and publications are to be found on the ESALA website (www.eca.ed.ac.uk/architecture-landscape-architecture)

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Head of ESALA, Dr Richard Anderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online via our Vacancy Website and by submitting an up to date CV and cover letter. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

We anticipate interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 July 2019. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.

The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on 17th July 2019.

Right to Work

In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and Immigration Act 2016 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK). 
To do so, the University requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.

For further information on right to work please visit our right to work webpage

If you are from outside the EEA and not currently eligible to work in the UK, there are visa routes that may be available to you, for example: 

  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent): If you are an academic in the field of sciences; humanities; engineering; medicine; digital technology; or the arts, it may be possible for you to apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. This route requires you to apply to be endorsed as an internationally recognised leader or emerging leader in your particular field by a designated competent body (Arts Council England, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Tech City UK). However, if you are applying for a senior academic role, e.g. Professor/Reader there is an accelerated route to endorsement. Further information can be found on the UKVI website

  • Tier 2: The University is a UKVI licensed sponsor and is able to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who are offered highly skilled roles and meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa).

Please note if you were last granted leave to stay in the UK in any Tier 2 category in the 12 months immediately preceding an application and the leave has 
• ended or expired. 
• the CoS which led to that grant of leave was issued for more than 3 months, and 
• you are either: 
o applying for entry clearance from outside the UK, or 
o you are in the UK and had a previous period of Tier 2 leave, but then changed (‘switched’) into a different immigration category and now wishes to apply again under Tier 2. 
You must wait 12 months before applying again.

 

Further information about whether you require a visa and other visa routes can be found at: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Conditions of Employment

Pension Scheme: 
This role is grade UE08 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

For further information please visit our Pensions website.

Salary: 
The role is grade UE08 and attracts an annual salary of £40,792 to £48,677 for 35 hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

 
The Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
The Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA (http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/edinburgh-college-art/architecture-landscape-architecture)) is guided by values of creativity, experimentation, scholarly rigour and ethical responsibility.

Architecture
Architecture is a field of inquiry dedicated to the art of building in its broadest sense. This encompasses the design of buildings, the spaces between them, as well as wider natural and urban environments.
Our definition of Architecture implies a wide range of conditions: from the most intimate spaces of a dwelling, to complex public infrastructures and open spaces, to the heterogenous fabric of a city and wider territorial conditions.

Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects design spaces and places. Spaces range from the urban square and the city park to the regional landscape. Between these scales lie business parks, land reclamation and urban regeneration, forestry, public realm, streetscapes and urban design.

Professional network
We have strong and vibrant alliances with the architectural and landscape professions and other community, cultural and business groupings in Scotland, and clearly articulated links with relevant schools and institutions internationally.
We engage in policy debates nationally and internationally both within teaching and through research activities.

The Deparment of Architecture & Landscape Architectur holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
 
Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh College of Art is a large and diverse school within the University of Edinburgh's College of Humanities and Social Science. It is comprised of the Schools of Art, Design, History of Art, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Reid School of Music.

Our mission is to promote world-leading critical enquiry across all these subject areas through scholarly research, teaching and creative practice.

Almost 3,000 students and 300 staff study and work at ECA and we enjoy strong relationships with museums, galleries, archives, practitioners and industry partners in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Edinburgh College of Art is committed to equal and fair treatment of all its employees and in recognition of the positive promotion of diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted the Edinburgh College of Art a Bronze Award in 2017.
 
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www.ed.ac.uk/arts-humanities-soc-sci)
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse part of the University. Led by Vice-Principal Professor Dorothy Miell, it has 13,800 undergraduates, 5,500 taught postgraduates, 1,300 research students and more than 3,800 academic and professional services staff. The College incorporates 11 Schools (Business; Divinity; Economics; Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Sciences; History, Classics and Archaeology; Law; Literatures, Languages and Cultures; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and Social and Political Science), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for Open Learning. The College is located on multiple sites across Edinburgh, with the majority of Schools and College Offices based close to the central George Square area. The College, which is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for the arts, humanities and social sciences in research and teaching, has been growing and investing strongly in recent years.

Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014)

The College operates at the highest levels of international quality across a very wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and submitted the work of more than 750 staff to 23 Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The College achieved a superb result, combining a large-scale, broad and diverse submission with very high quality outcomes: 86% of its research impact and 76% of the overall quality profile were assessed as world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). Using the widely used Research Power index (which combines the submission's overall score for 3* and 4* work with the volume of staff submitted), 12 of the College’s Units were ranked within the top five in the UK, and 18 were ranked first in Scotland. With an assessment of more than 95% at 3* and 4*, we're particularly proud of the outstanding research environment we create for staff and research students.
 
The University of Edinburgh
For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They’ve explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We have believed that anything is possible, we still do. 
The latest Research Excellence Framework highlighted our place at the forefront of international research. This adds to our international reputation for the quality of our teaching and our student experience excellence. The University is proud of its success with online teaching initiatives, with 2550 students currently studying its online distance learning postgraduate programmes, and a total to date of more than 2 million enrolments for Edinburgh MOOCs.

As a member of staff, you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, with 20 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 1600 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes to over 41,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 14,500 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles. 

As a world-changing, world-leading university, we offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working and childcare vouchers. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

University Family Friendly Initiatives

Equality Networks:

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies
Disabled Staff Network

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
 
 

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT

Faculty Position in Landscape Architecture

(Focus: Landscape Design and History)

 

 

The Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (http://www.aub.edu.lb/fafs/ldem/Pages/default.aspx) at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (http://www.aub.edu.lb/fafs/pages/default.aspx) at the American University of Beirut (http://www.aub.edu.lb/) invites outstanding candidates to apply for the full-time faculty position in Landscape Architecture at the level of Assistant Professor or higher. The target starting date of the appointment is January 15, 2020. The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in which research is pivotal. The incumbent is expected to align with the strategic research and teaching priorities of the department and the faculty (The mission and vision of the department are available at: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fafs/ldem/Pages/aboutldem.aspx). Appointments are for an initial period of four years.

 

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) was established in 1952. It aspires to foster the sustainable enhancement of the health and well-being of people and nature throughout Lebanon and the region. 

 

The Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (LDEM) was established at FAFS in 2007. It brings together faculty members from various disciplines including Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Horticulture, Natural Resources Management, and Landscape Planning. LDEM currently offers a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) with a Diploma of Ingenieur Agricole and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MSES) with a specialization in Ecosystem Management (ECOM). Currently, the Department consists of eight full-time faculty, several part-time lecturers and approximately 90 students. The BLA program is registered at the New York State of Education Department (NYSED) and is currently in the process of seeking accreditation from ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects). The essence of the department lies in its interdisciplinary nature, equally in teaching and in research with applications in the larger Middle Eastern region. To that end, the Department builds on the strong linkages established with other academic units within and outside the faculty. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) has been developed with a vision of becoming the leading program in the Arab World, which produces leading architects of open spaces who are responsive to the cultural and natural needs of the Arab World. 

Position focus: The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have a strong potential for research and creative scholarship and demonstrated ability to teach design studios and courses in the area of landscape history and theory.  

Qualifications: Applicants should have a terminal degree in landscape architecture. Preference will be given to holders of a PhD degree in landscape architecture or a related field or evidence of publications (include 3 publications).  

Responsibilities: Teaching the landscape history and theory course sequence; teaching design studios; research in the area of interest and service to the department, faculty, university and the community. The workload is as per university policy (Available at:  https://aub.policytech.eu/dotNet/documents/?docid=161&public=true).  

 

Benefits: The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment at AUB includes the following benefits as per University policy: 

• Educational allowances for dependents

• Health Insurance Plan (HIP)

• Retirement plan

• Home and annual leave 

• Periodic paid research leave

• Life insurance

• Appointment/Terminal Travel and baggage allowance

For more details on benefits for academic personnel, please go to the following link: http://website.aub.edu.lb/hr/benefits/Pages/summary_ac.aspx. 

Applications: Applicants should submit their application by August 31, 2019. The application should include  a letter of intent or a cover page, a research statement, a teaching philosophy statement as well as how the applicant can contribute to the department; a complete curriculum vitae with a list of relevant professional academic degrees and experiences; portfolio of design work and/or built work and/or student work; and names and addresses of three professional references to be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut to the following e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Letters of reference must not accompany the application. Applicants should ask the referees to send their letters directly to the office of the Dean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

ENSP’s EMiLA Fellowship 2019


The European Master in Landscape Architecture’s Fellowship from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage.


The EMiLA fellowship at ENSP Versailles and Marseille is awarded annually to an emerging
designer or confirmed landscape architect, whose work articulates the potential for landscape as
a medium of design in the public realm in the frame of anticipatory transformations at territorial
and urban scale. The position is a one-year position at half time. The teaching is in English.


Who are we:
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage:
ENSP has educated Landscape architects at The Potager du Roi in Versailles since 1974 at the
demand of the Ministry of Agriculture and created a new corpus of landscape architect designers
capable of answering to urban, suburban and agrarian modernisation. The school educates
students to the highest level. Each year 55 students obtain an internationally recognised Master
degree in Landscape architecture named DEP (Diplôme d’Etat de Paysagiste). There are 32
permanent teachers and over 200 specialists and professional bodies contributing to the rich
field of teaching practice.


ENSP’s area of specialisation is within project-orientated design teaching in studios. Emphasis is
placed on the physical, geographical and human uses of the landscape. We focus attention on the
opportunities inherent to the site, its surface topography and hydrology as well as invisible
relationships such as the dialogue with history. We strive to develop our thinking by
understanding a ‘sense of place’ and this approach is fundamental to our ethos as we
conceptualise and selected projects. The work finds focus in large scale contemporary landscape
issues, such as sub-urban expansion themes, agrarian transformation in rural and sub rural areas
as well a project-orientated understanding of the agricultural and natural dynamic in France’s
regions.


At ENSP 50% of our teaching is Design-Orientated the other 50% deals with 4 major multidisciplinary
fields: Social sciences; Ecology sciences/landscape management; Techniques and Arts.


ENSP has a Research laboratory, LAREP, with 14 multi-disciplinary researchers working on
landscape issues. There are two main working axes: Knowledge and design processes “Savoirs et
Pratiques du projet de paysage” and Landscape 1policies “Action publique et projet de paysage”.
Larep offers a PhD in Landscape architecture sciences and has 15 PhD candidates.


École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal-Joffre
78000 Versailles
Karin Helms ENSP 11/03/2019


The EMiLA team:
EMiLA is a Master degree run by five leading European schools and universities:
- Amsterdam University of the Arts / Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (AHK
- Universitat Polytècnica de Catalunya (UPC)/ Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura
(ETSAB)/ Escola Superior d’Agricultura de Barcelona (ESAB)
- The University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)/ The Edinburgh School
of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)
- Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)/ Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft
- Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage Versailles/ Marseille (ENSP)
The aim of the master is to foster students to be more aware of the European dimensions in
landscape either at policy level as at territorial level through design and be able, to understand
better our cultural landscape differences. More over the curriculum offer students to learn from
other schools/universities’ pedagogic methods and create their new network. ( www.emila.eu)


Aims:
The EMiLA fellowhip is intended to reinforce the partnership of our EMiLA partners but also
open our collaboration to other EU or International candidates. The aim is to increase
recognition and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potentials for
landscape as a medium of design. The other objective is to start merging research topics in the
field of landscape that could foster our institutions to work on together.
Agenda of the Fellowship:
The candidate will take part in the EMiLA summer school and/or give a lecture in some of the
EMiLA partner schools. During the autumn semester, the candidate will run a studio at Master
level on urban anticipatory topics. This can be on parks contributing to more sustainable cities.
During the second semester, the candidate can take part in our Post-Master degree and be
involved in teachings and workshops. The Post-Master’s program is a professional degree in
landscape architecture research oriented. Applicants are international or locals, some of them
join in just after their Master degree others can be candidates having been in practice since long.
At ENSP , the mastery is in English at Master 1 level during the autumn semester and at the Post
Master curriculum named: “Landscapes in Transition”.
Due to changes in the pedagogic programme or if the candidate is researching on a specific
landscape topic, changes and adaptation to the teaching offer can be provided.
The EMiLA fellow will be appointed:
- Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at ENSP on the site of Versailles for the academic
year 2019-2020.
- It is a part time position. The position can be negotiated to be a full-time position during
a semester
- we offer a residence at the Potager du Roi.
- The candidate is expected to be in residence from September 9th, 2019 through June
2020, or if half time from September 9th, 2019 to January 30rd, 2020. The candidate
taking part in the EMiLA summer school should be free from 23rd of August to 30th of
August and join the team in one of the EMiLA schools/universities. In 2019, the Summer
school is run by LUH Hannover.
- The candidate receives a French salary: depending on the candidate’s curriculum this can
vary from an annual net salary of 10 800€ to 15 000€.


Eligibility:
Landscape architects and designers from a range of allied design professions who can
demonstrate a significant engagement with landscape as a medium of design are invited to apply.
Candidates can come from EMiLA partner schools or from other EU or international
schools/universities or from practice. Candidates from practice should show links with teaching.
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal-Joffre
78000 Versailles
Karin Helms ENSP 11/03/2019
The Selection Process:
A jury composed of leading figures from the EMiLA partner schools and Ecole nationale
supérieure de paysage will select the 2019-20 Fellow. The two-stage competition process will
identify a short-list of three finalists who will be invited to interviews with the competition jury.
The jury will recommend a winner to be announced publicly in late spring 2019.
A selected candidate can summit up to three times this application.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF (not larger than 25
MB):
- Current curriculum vitae
- Two-page proposal describing the design/research project to be undertaken
- Digital portfolio of design work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the
public realm on large scale territorial transformations and/or urban innovative
processes.
- contact information for 3 references
Please name the PDF EMiLA_Fellowship_Lastname_Firstname.pdf;
Submit the PDF by email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline to Apply:
30th of May 2019


Information:
Head of school: Dr. Vincent Piveteau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EMiLA curriculum: Karin Helms This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other questions related to the school: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /
Géraldine Lecanuet: +33 139246266