Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

United States



The Landscape Architecture Department in the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity within the discipline of Landscape Architecture are particularly encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minorities and women candidates are especially welcomed to apply. 

At Cal Poly Pomona, we fully embrace the great opportunity of landscape architecture education and practice brought by the vibrant and prosperous region of Southern California, a truly diverse community built by generations of immigrants from different parts of the world. We cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives. 

The Position: 

This is a full time (academic year) tenure-track faculty position teaching landscape design studios throughout the Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programs, with attention to leadership and coordination of the first-year experience of the MLA program.  

Additionally, this position requires teaching across the curricula in two or more of the following subject sequences: history of landscape architecture, contemporary critical thinking and theory in landscape architecture, plant identification/planting design and ecology, digital design technology, landscape construction, or professional practice. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university. 

The successful candidate will possess a strong background in design education or creative practice, as well as a strong potential for or track record of, generating scholarship, research, and creative works directly aligned with their expertise. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to articulate and provide a vision for the global future of landscape architecture within the complex, diverse, transforming ecologies and culture of our Southern California context. 


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or related fields; 

  • University level teaching experience, and/or professional experience in landscape architecture; 

  • Ability to teach in at least two subject sequences: history of landscape architecture, contemporary critical thinking and theory in landscape architecture, plant identification/planting design and ecology, landscape construction, or professional practice; 

  • Ability to undertake scholarly and/or creative activities in landscape architecture or related disciplinary area; 

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service and work as well as experience working in an inclusive environment. 

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • Professional landscape architecture degree from an accredited program (or international equivalent); 

  • Ph.D. earned or anticipated completion prior to Fall 2019 in landscape architecture or an allied discipline; 

  • Additional expertise in specific topic area(s): climate change and resilient design, community outreach, social and environmental justice, design(ed) ecologies, and geodesign or other advanced design technologies; 

  • Excellence in design and creative practice; 

  • Professional licensure in landscape architecture (or potential for); 

  • Record of service to the discipline of landscape architecture and/or related fields; 

  • Vision for generating external funding. 


Application Instructions

A completed application package will consist of: 

  • Statement of intent describing the candidate’s experience and interests in teaching and scholarly or creative activities that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description (maximum two pages, single-spaced); 

  • Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching, or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced). More information about expectation of the statement can be found here:

  • PDF or web link to an online portfolio with scholarly and or creative works relevant to the position as described (20 pages maximum); 

  • Curriculum vitae comprised of elements specified on the application form; 

  • Three recent letters of reference  

  • Contact information (including telephone numbers) for five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; 

  • Completed online application form via Interfolio; 

  • Transcript for highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists). 

All finalists for the position will be required to give a talk on the candidate’s scholarly/professional interests and achievement, as well as a teaching demonstration on campus as part of the interview process.  

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by December 1st, 2018 Early response is encouraged. 

Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at   

Please address all additional nominations, inquiries, or questions to: 

Faculty Search Committee 
Landscape Architecture Department, ENV 
California State Polytechnic University,  
Pomona, CA 91768 

Phone: 909.869.2673 FAX: 909.869.4460 


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