Assistant Teaching Professor in Landscape Architecture

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 an inquisitive individual who advances landscape architecture through work firmly grounded in commitment to environmental and social good to join our collegial community as a fixed-term Assistant Teaching Professor starting in August 2019 for a one to three year appointment (negotiable). In particular, we seek individuals eager to share their forward-thinking expertise in courses that range from design studio to design implementation and visual communication courses. Position responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, with an expected teaching load of 2 courses per semester (typically 4 courses for the academic year). The position additionally will entail some service responsibilities within the department and the Stuckeman School as well as the expectation of some research or creative activity. 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 experience in innovative professional practice, passion for teaching with evidence or promise of success in effective teaching and should be enthusiastic team players to thrive in our frequently team-taught courses. Note as well that we value and expect commitment to diversifying both our department and our profession. For more information on our department and context, explore the following websites: our department (, our Geodesign program (, our School ( and our College of Arts and Architecture ( Penn State is an internationally highly-ranked Tier 1 research institution and a land grant university. State College/University Park (42,000 residents/50,000 students) is a delightful small city located in a central Pennsylvania rural valley of beautiful farmland amidst wooded mountains; yet Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City can each be reached in a three to four hour drive. To apply, submit a letter of application that includes a justification for the topics you`d most like to teach, including what you would bring to each course; a curriculum vitae; a 20-page max. digital portfolio of research and/or creative work in PDF format, and names of 3 references to Penn State`s Electronic Jobs Management System (EJMS):, job #85209. For full consideration, submissions must be received by March 15, 2019; review will begin immediately thereafter and continue until suitable candidates are found. Please direct any questions to Eliza Pennypacker, Department Head, or 814.865.7832. Penn State is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class institution. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety matters and policies, please go to, which will explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

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