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To apply, submit application materials in Interfolio, via this link: .  Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a concise personal statement describing your vision and plans for research, societal engagement, as well as teaching.  Please describe courses that you are qualified to teach as well as information about classes you have taught or helped teach in the past. We encourage you to also submit a sample of professional or student work representative of studio courses you are qualified to teach.  (4) a one-page statement on how you have or plan to contribute to diversity efforts, and (5) a list of three academic references with contact information. This full-time, 9 month faculty appointment commences on September 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin 9-30-19.

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Job Summary

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position to contribute to the Landscape Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture Program and SEAS Doctoral Programs.  

We seek a faculty colleague who will meaningfully contribute to the University of Michigan’s leadership in landscape architecture ecological design teaching and research, as well as to collaborative opportunities for teaching, research and service in SEAS and the University.


Teaching and advising:  We value colleagues who can make a strong contribution to teaching ecological design in addition to being intellectual contributors to an interdisciplinary school. Our new colleague will teach at least two courses per year required for the M.L.A. degree, including the opportunity to teach at least one design studio. Courses that address graduate students from across SEAS, including interdisciplinary team master’s projects and courses for undergraduate students in the Program in the Environment, may also be among the three courses per year required. Our new colleague also will advise graduate students and supervise doctoral and master’s research.

Scholarship:  Successful applicants are expected to develop a strong program of research that is recognized for excellence. SEAS’s interdisciplinary culture recognizes that scholarly methods and conventions vary across different areas of scholarship within the School.

Service: New faculty will build cooperative ties with relevant University-wide programs and departments and make service contributions to the Program, School, University, and relevant professional and scholarly communities.

Required Qualifications*

 A professional degree in Landscape Architecture or related design field is required.  At least one of the following is also required: a doctoral degree, a record of significant scholarly accomplishment, or a record of award-winning professional work that exemplifies design as research. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Additional Information

The School offers a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), a Ph.D. in Environment and Sustainability, and a professional M.S. degree in six specializations: Conservation Ecology; Environmental Informatics; Sustainable Systems; Environmental Policy and Planning; Behavior, Education and Communication; and Environmental Justice.  The student body includes over 430 M.S./M.L.A. and 46 doctoral students.  SEAS participates in multiple cross-campus degree programs, including an undergraduate Program in the Environment degree and dual degrees with the Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business, Engineering, Law, and Public Health.  SEAS also offers several graduate certificate programs.  Additional information about the School can be found at

SEAS prizes our accredited 3-year M.L.A. and 2-year post-professional M.L.A. programs, which base design on a foundation of cultural interpretation and ecological understanding. The Ph.D. allows faculty to educate scholars who will be influential in advancing the knowledge base of landscape architecture globally.

Additional information about the Landscape Architecture Program and the School for Environment and Sustainability can be found at

SEAS is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively respond to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society. 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.