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Colorado State University Assistant or Associate Professor of Landscape Design and Contracting in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Landscape Design and Contracting

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 202000241F

Proposed Annual Salary Range Starting salary at $75k plus comprehensive benefits package. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

The Horticulture and Landscape Architecture department strives to discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge and technology while developing future leaders in the state, the nation, and the world. Through hands-on experiential learning in each of our three majors, Environmental Horticulture, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture, we encourage human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 30

% Teaching 60

% Service 10

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/13/2020

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary

Colorado State University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is seeking an educator who is dedicated to advancing the landscape design/build profession in Colorado and across the nation. Become part of an exceptional team preparing students through applied learning and industry engagement. This is a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will teach and carry out scholarly research in Landscape Design and Contracting. The 9-month tenure track appointment (60% teaching, 30% creative scholarship and research, 10% outreach, engagement, and service) begins as soon as August 2021. Candidates should possess the ability to teach a combination of: graphic communication studio (hand and digital), basic design studio, planting design studio, site engineering studio, irrigation design and water management studio, project administration, landscape structures studio, and construction methods and materials field course, as well as various seminar classes. The successful applicant will teach classes in the Landscape Design and Contracting program (a concentration in the Environmental Horticulture major), including one or two courses dual-listed in Landscape Architecture. The successful applicant will be required to engage with local and national industry partners, mentor students, assist students with internship and career opportunities, and ensure curriculum and classes always remain relevant to our stakeholders in the green industry. The successful candidate will also assist in re-imagining existing courses and developing new courses, which will be integrated into the Landscape Design and Contracting program. Advising our student chapter of the National Association of Landscape Professionals including preparing and accompanying students to the annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, is expected. We are seeking either Master in Landscape Architecture or PhD-level applicants in Horticulture (or closely related fields), with expertise to ensure the Landscape Design and Contracting program remains nationally recognized and accredited. Candidates will have substantial experience in the landscape design/build process, with a complete understanding of managing a project from initial client engagement through the design process, preconstruction, project administration, project execution and subsequent management. The Landscape Design and Contracting program has a strong focus on the design/build process of distinctive residential projects, with special attention being placed on plants. Creative scholarship and research can be broad in subject but will benefit stakeholders both locally and nationally. The position will have outstanding department support, strong research infrastructure and access to collaborative opportunities within CSU and throughout the state and nation with industry associations and partners. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, one hour north of Denver and offers excellent access to transportation, outdoor activities, and the arts.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

• MLA or PhD in Horticulture or closely related field (e.g., environmental horticulture and ecology) • Evidence of teaching and communication skills in a classroom setting • Strong command of the following design and design related computer programs— AutoCad, Land F/X (both Irrigation and Planting modules), and SketchUp • Significant experience in complete irrigation design and water management, as well as creation of irrigation plans, including at the residential scale • Proven background and significant knowledge/experience with landscape plants (annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees) • Demonstrated field experience in landscape construction • Demonstrated professional design/build experience in the residential landscape setting • Written and graphic communication skills • Desire and ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Licensed Landscape Architect or currently completing or scheduled to begin the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) • Industry certifications in irrigation design, management, auditing or other related landscape construction or plant designations • Evidence of existing professional relationships in state and national green industry and the ability to leverage those relationships, resulting in internships and fulltime employment for our students, as well as gifts to the Landscape Design and Contracting program and Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture • Command of landscape estimating and budgeting software such as On-Center Takeoff, LMN, Aspire or others • Evidence of team-building skills, capacity for successful collaboration, and potential to manage multidisciplinary projects

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however for full consideration, submit a complete application packet by December 13, 2020. Please provide the following application materials: 1) A letter of application stating interest and qualifications 2) A statement addressing your teaching philosophy, background and experience in landscape design, and implementation, (including residential scale), as well as plant material and irrigation design and implementation. Not to exceed 2 pages, single spaced. 3) A resume or CV 4) Unofficial transcripts 5) A portfolio of professional works-a maximum of 15 sheets uploaded in the “Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement” slot 6) Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Zachary Johnson, z.johnson@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching

Duty/Responsibility

• Teach a combination of: graphic communication studio (hand and digital), basic design studio, planting design studio, site engineering studio, irrigation design and water management studio, project administration, landscape structures studio, and construction methods and materials field course, as well as various seminar classes, all of which are classes in the Landscape Design and Contracting program (a concentration in the Environmental Horticulture major), including one or two courses dual-listed in Landscape Architecture • Assist department in re-imagining existing courses and developing new courses, which will be integrated into the Landscape Design and Contracting program. • Mentor and assist students with internship and career opportunities • Advise our student chapter of the National Association of Landscape Professionals including preparing and accompanying students to the annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Percentage Of Time 60

Job Duty Category Research and Creative Scholarship

Duty/Responsibility

• Research and creative scholarship in landscape design and contracting, benefitting stakeholders both locally and nationally with industry associations and partners • Ensure curriculum and classes always remain relevant to our stakeholders in the green industry

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category Outreach/Engagement/Service

Duty/Responsibility

• Outreach and engagement with local and national industry partners • Service on HLA and CSU committee assignments

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement

Optional Documents

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