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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 Professor of Practice to contribute to the Landscape Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture Program and SEAS Doctoral Programs.  Rank will be commensurate with experience. We prefer to fill this position at the rank of Professor of Practice or Associate Professor of Practice.  This position can be filled as a 50 - 100 % appointment.

We seek a faculty colleague who will contribute to teaching, advising, and service in our SEAS faculty community.  This person must meaningfully contribute to the University of Michigan’s leadership in landscape architecture ecological design teaching; to advising of students in SEAS professional M.L.A. and M.S. programs; and to collaborative opportunities for teaching and service in SEAS and throughout the University.


Teaching and advising:  We look for a colleague who will make a strong contribution to teaching ecological design and supporting courses for professional practice students in landscape architecture and other SEAS specializations. Our new colleague will teach at least two courses required for the M.L.A. degree, including the opportunity to teach at least one design studio per year. Courses that address graduate students from across SEAS, including interdisciplinary team master’s projects, may also be among the three courses required per year with a 100% appointment. Our new colleague also will advise M.L.A. students. 

Service: The Professor of Practice will have the opportunity to 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 also is required.
  • A distinguished record of professional practice that exemplifies application of ecological design in landscape architecture is required.

Additional Information

The School offers a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment, 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. 

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.