Temporary Full Time Faculty – Landscape Architecture

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7146813 (Ref:if116727)

Posted: May 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture invites applications for two positions as an American School Fellow in Landscape Architecture, a 9-month temporary full-time faculty, to begin August 2023. The position may continue for up to two years. The successful candidate will teach a combination of lecture and studio courses (up to 19 credit hours/year) within the professional curriculum of the Masters of Landscape Architecture degree program (MLA) (http://la.ou.edu) with an emphasis on site grading, stormwater management, and construction materials and details. Preference may be given to applicants who can contribute to our strategic goals related to climate change adaptation, low impact development, and community engagement. The candidate will have a limited role in advising students and service assignments to the program.


The Landscape Architecture program at the University of Oklahoma is situated in the most ecologically diverse non-coastal state (12 eco-regions) in the US and surrounded by internationally award-winning examples of landscape architecture (Scissortail Park and Myriad Gardens). The Landscape Architecture program offers a LAAB-accredited Master of Landscape Architecture Degree. Its faculty members perform research and teach in areas focused on evidence-based design, plant material systems, and community engagement. For more information, please see http://la.ou.edu. The Landscape Architecture program enjoys collaborative relationships with Regional and City Planning, Urban Design, and Environmental Design programs within Gibbs College, and welcomes applicants with training in these complimentary disciplines.


About Gibbs College 

The Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, whose Landscape Architecture program was established in 1975, supports a future in which all communities are designed for resiliency and empowered to maximize their social, economic, and environmental well-being. Gibbs College educates more than 800 students through undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs across seven academic units in Architecture, Construction Science, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Regional and City Planning. Gibbs College is also home to the Institute for Quality Communities, a community engagement program which has completed more than 50 community projects in 28 Oklahoma counties. For more information about college programs, please visit architecture.ou.edu


About the University of Oklahoma 

Established in 1890, the University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 Institution  known for its excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, including its service to the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses located in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars; today, it is home to over 600 National Merit Scholars. Its 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Learn more about OU’s aims and purpose in our “Lead On” strategic plan (2020). 


Norman, Oklahoma, is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender in “Best Places to Live” rankings. Oklahoma City was recently named one of the “50 Best Places to Travel” by Travel Leisure magazine. Visit ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information about what OU and the local communities have to offer.

Required Qualifications

·         An accredited Professional Degree in Landscape Architecture


Preferred Qualifications

·         A commitment to teaching excellence evidenced by syllabi and evaluations of teaching either as a teaching assistant or instructor of record

·         ABD status will be considered if the requirement for Ph.D. can be completed during the first six months of employment

·         Experience or ability to further the Landscape Architecture program’s strategic initiatives related to climate change adaptation, low impact development, or community engagement

·         Successful Landscape Architecture employment experience


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interest candidates should submit the following materials via Interfolio as soon as possible. 

·         a one-page statement of interest,

·         academic CV,

·         example syllabus, and

·         contact information of three references.


Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit questions to Sarah Little ([email protected]).

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Job posting number:#7146813 (Ref:if116727)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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