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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.

Extent: 100%

Starting date: By agreement

Application: We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 5057/2016.

Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than February 23, 2017.

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.

Further information:

  • Håkan Schroeder, Dean, +46(0) 40 415 133, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


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 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<>).

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.


Required Qualifications:

- 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

- 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


Application Instructions:

All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at  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.



New Zealand’s specialist land-based University


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Landscape Architecture| Lincoln University


·         Opportunities to develop leadership roles in teaching, research, practice and service

·         Opportunities to collaborate with world-leading thinkers and designers in a great South Pacific setting

·         A place to make your mark in the field of landscape architecture as we strengthen and grow the field’s influence


Lincoln University is New Zealand's specialist land-based university, with research and teaching focused on three global challenges: feeding the world, protecting the future, and living well.

The School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University is looking for new colleagues to join our well-established and highly regarded programme, which is continuing to expand.  Candidates will need to be qualified landscape architects, and ideally have a PhD and relevant practice experience.  We are especially interested in people with experience and demonstrated excellence in studio teaching and who are active researchers. 


The areas of interest we are seeking in particular are one or more of: Landscape Architecture Practice (including Design and Build, Design Performance, Community Establishment); Landscape Planning and Assessment (including Alternative Futures using GIS); Gardens and Parks (including Garden Design, Pools, Park Design and Management); Water (including Water Sensitive Design, impacts of Climate Change); Urban and Community Design(including Streetscapes, Urban Microclimate and Peri-urban Design) ; Maori and Indigenous cultures (including Bicultural and Multicultural Design). 


With our location in the Asia Pacific region, and with a range of international students, experience in teaching and researching in Asian contexts would also be beneficial. 


All lecturing staff are required to develop a balanced portfolio of research, teaching and service, and we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in administration and management relevant to a School or Departmental setting. 


Applications will be reviewed from October 12, 2016 with the call for interest remaining open until the positions are filled. 


To apply, please follow this link to our careers page:
For further information regarding this position please contact Gen Davis on 03 423 0591 or email
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Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.


University of California, Berkeley
The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to fill a faculty position at the rank of assistant (tenure-track) professor in the area of Social Practices and Design. Expected start date of July 1, 2017.
The department seeks a candidate with expertise and research interests in innovative theory, analytical methods, and design practice regarding the social and cultural dimensions of landscape architecture. The department faculty engages in research and teaching across a range of landscape scales from the urban site to regional ecosystems to build inclusive, vibrant cities, construct resilient metropolitan ecologies, restore degraded ecosystems, and meet the challenge of climate change.
For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials go to:
Application deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016
Send inquiries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “Faculty position in social practices” in the subject line.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of British Columbia
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Program

The landscape architecture program in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2017.

This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career in the Educational Leadership path, based on excellence and innovation in teaching and educational leadership. The successful applicant will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He or she will be highly engaged in curriculum development and pedagogical innovation through teaching technical and representation courses in landscape architecture. Specifically, the successful candidate will take a leadership role in the materials/structures area of the curriculum. The School is also developing the design­build components of its programs and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to this area of the curricula. Applicants must possess at least one year of post-secondary teaching experience and clearly demonstrate capability for achieving excellence in teaching, learning, and pedagogical leadership. Applicants must either be registered, or be eligible to register with the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.

The University of British Columbia is a tier one research university consistently ranked in the top fifty universities in the world and top three in Canada. Through its undergraduate, professional, and research programs, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture aspires to produce outstanding graduates equipped to provide the design and intellectual leadership that will contribute to sustainable patterns of living. The Landscape Architecture Program offers a professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree accredited by the CSLA and ASLA, and a post-professional Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA). Landscape Architecture faculty also contribute to teaching in the School’s undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (ENDS), the Master of Urban Design (MUD), and a dual degree (MLA/MArch) option with Architecture. Further information about the School is available online. Further information about faculty positions in the Faculty of Applied Science, UBC, can be found on its website.

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, a dynamic city of over two million inhabitants on the west coast of Canada. A rapidly growing gateway to the Pacific Rim, the city is at the forefront of urban design and renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The region offers a dramatic natural context of ocean, mountains, valleys, forests, and rivers supporting diverse urban, suburban and agricultural landscapes. Together, the city and region provide an ideal laboratory for the study of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development.

The search will be two-stage process. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, outline of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Those applicants who the Search Committee consider to most closely meet the requirements of the position will be invited to provide additional information that includes a teaching statement, portfolio, and three references. Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are also asked to complete an equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. Survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment.

Applications must be submitted online and should be received by October 14, 2016. We anticipate that preferred candidates will be invited to visit the School for an interview in early winter 2017. This search remains open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.