Cornell Seeks Assistant Professor

Posted on January 16, 2023
Cornell Seeks Assistant Professor
Position Title:

Assistant Professor

Position Summary
The Department of Landscape Architecture invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The position includes 70% teaching and 30% research responsibilities. The successful applicant will bring experience and expertise in the area of landscape history and/or design theory with innovative teaching and professional experience.
Outstanding research scholarship is expected, as is excellence in and commitment to teaching, translation of knowledge, and advising and mentoring of students. We seek colleagues with an outstanding record demonstrating success and promise across all these areas, and who will be supported by and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell. The successful candidate will also engage in service and leadership activities within their department, the college, and university, and relevant professional societies.
While we view every landscape as an opportunity to create a healthier, more inspiring, socially just, and ecologically responsive world, we also recognize that many deep, systematic, and lasting inequities in the built environment result from a range of discriminatory practices closely related to the field including harmful zoning, infrastructure planning, natural resource (dis)possession and management, transportation and other planning and design decisions. As designers, we strive to address these challenges.
we also recognize the complex history of our discipline in creating and upholding many of these harmful social structures. We are seeking a person who can engage our students in dialogues on both the accomplishments and harsh realities of our discipline’s history, so they will create more equitable futures. The candidate is expected to conduct related research and/or creative inquiry that contributes critical perspective to the discipline and profession.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two design studios and two research seminars per year that offer perspective on critical projects and precedents in landscape history, historical inequities in design and planning, design and justice in communities, and/or other related subject areas.
Point of Contact
Josh Siegler