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Tenured Position: Associate / Full Professor in Landscape Architecture
The Landscape Architecture Section of the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University is seeking to fill
a position at Associate or Full Professor level with tenure. Candidates should have achieved a significant
contribution to the field of landscape architecture, academically and/or professionally. This position
offers a platform to develop a pedagogical and research agenda, and shape the direction of the
landscape architecture program within the School, College, University, and beyond. The appointed
candidate will continue to expand his/her research agenda and help direct the strategic vision of the
landscape architecture programs with the Section Head and other faculty. We are particularly interested
in candidates who can establish trans-disciplinary connections with their expertise in the fields of
history/theory, ecology, technology, or design practice/research.
The program is poised to launch new avenues of research due to the university’s geographic situation
and academic structure. The Great Lakes region presents unique opportunities to develop practices and
scholarship at the intersection of ecology and urbanism. The heritage of the land-grant system—
integrating liberal arts with science—remains central to the commitment of OSU. The recently launched
university-wide Discovery Theme of “Sustainability, Foodsheds and Environmental Health” will bring
new faculty to collaborate across colleges and departments, offering a remarkable opportunity for
landscape architecture to establish connections with agriculture and the arts.
The Landscape Architecture Section shares Knowlton Hall with Architecture and City and Regional
Planning. The building and gardens, designed by Scogin Elam and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates,
create a unique learning environment and a platform for exchanges and collaborations between design
and planning disciplines. The School also takes advantage of Ohio State University’s research resources,
including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering, the Advanced
Center for Computing and Design, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, the Center for
International Poverty Solutions, and the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity. A series of international
programs and initiatives support student and faculty development. In addition, the Landscape
Architecture section hosts renowned practitioners and academics to lecture and teach through the
Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professorship, the Trott Visiting Professorship and the Baumer Lecture
Series. The Banvard Gallery offers a venue for faculty to present research and work.
The Ohio State University is located in Columbus Ohio. The 15th largest city in the US with a
metropolitan population of 2 million, Columbus offers a high quality of life with affordable housing in
vibrant neighborhoods, excellent public schools, and economic prosperity. The region celebrates
diversity and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African-Americans,
gays/lesbians, and families in general.
Candidates should contact Doug Sershen at [email protected] to receive a password and submit their
applications electronically in pdf format. Materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a
one-page teaching statement, a one-page research statement, a portfolio of creative work/scholarship
(10 pages maximum), and the names and contact information of three references.
Review of submissions will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and an NSF Advance
Institution. The University is committed to a diverse workforce and encourages applications without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or
protected veteran status. The university is also dedicated to addressing the family needs of faculty,
including dual-career couples and single parents.
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