Assistant Teaching Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Arts and Architecture
Landscape Architecture


Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture seeks thoughtful, inquisitive individuals who advance design practice through work firmly grounded in human and landscape ecologies to join our collegial community as visiting faculty starting in August, 2018. This is a 1-2 year appointment, negotiable. Position responsibilities will focus on teaching design studio, select “skills” courses (especially visual representation; also possible are landform grading, planting design, materials, storm water management) and/or professional practice. Assignments may include both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester (4 courses for the academic year). The position will additionally entail some service responsibilities within the department. Required qualifications include a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or a related discipline (with at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture). Candidates should further possess both expertise in, and passion for, Landscape Architecture—especially design and visualization; show evidence or promise of success in effective teaching; and be enthusiastic team players to thrive in our frequently team-taught courses. Landscape Architecture at Penn State ( includes a 139-credit professional undergraduate program (BLA) that is consistently among the top in Design Intelligence rankings, a highly-ranked 3-year professional graduate program (MLA), a research-focused graduate program (MSinLA), and an online MPS in Geodesign. We also participate in Architecture’s PhD program. The department requires all undergraduates to undertake study abroad; for most, this is through our program on sustainable urban design in Bonn, Germany. Our departmental community includes about 200 students and 20 faculty with wide-ranging professional expertise. Our home, the LEED Gold Stuckeman Family Building, serves as an inspiring environment for learning. Our department is one unit within the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, which includes Architecture and Graphic Design. Thanks to our School’s Stuckeman Endowments, our efforts are greatly enriched—by chairships and professorships, by funding for faculty initiatives, exhibits and lectures, etc. Note as well the significant location of our department within a College of Arts and Architecture, which includes Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, and Art History. Our university context offers an exciting array of opportunities for scholarship and outreach; within our School these include the Hamer Center for Community Design, the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, and our new center-in-development, E+D: Ecology and Design. Penn State is a Tier 1 research institution and land grant university, highly ranked internationally. University Park/State College is located in central Pennsylvania, comprising approximately 86,000 inhabitants (including 44,000 students). This delightful small city is set in a rural valley of richly beautiful farmland amidst wooded mountains; yet Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York can each be reached in a four-hour drive or less. To apply, submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a 20-page max. PDF portfolio of research and/or creative works, and names of 3 references to Penn State’s electronic application system Submissions received by April 2, 2018 will be given full consideration. The successful candidate will begin in this Fixed-term position in mid-August. International applicants need to ensure that Visa requirements would be met for an August 15 start date. Please direct any questions to Eliza Pennypacker, Department Head: 814-865-9511 or

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088