Tenure Track – Assistant or Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

University of Pennsylvania: Weitzman School of Design

Location | Philadelphia, PA

Open Date | Oct 18, 2019


The Department of Landscape Architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes applications for two assistant professor positions to offer graduate-level instruction in landscape architecture design studios and other courses. Candidates should demonstrate a high level of design skill and a clear and compelling research trajectory related to contemporary design discourse and practice in Landscape Architecture.

These positions are full-time tenure-track appointments beginning July 2020 with responsibilities for teaching, research, and administration. The successful candidates will be expected to teach design studios at the core and elective level, as well as courses in an area of specialization such as media, ecology, construction and/or history and theory.


Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, a Master’s of Architecture, or equivalent design degree from a professionally accredited program.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on November 20th, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. The positions will begin on July 1, 2020 and the selected candidates will be expected to begin teaching in fall 2020.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their agenda for research and/or design practice, their experience in teaching, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of design work, samples of student work, if any, publications, and the names and contact information for three references.

Candidates are encouraged to describe how issues of diversity have been or will be brought into courses, or previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

Materials must be submitted digitally to apply.interfolio.com/70205 and should be addressed to Richard Weller, Chair of Search Committee and Professor of Landscape Architecture.

The Weitzman School is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The Weitzman School of Design is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be directed to: Kristy Crocetto, Department Coordinator for Landscape Architecture; [email protected] | 215.898.7087
Search Committee:
Richard Weller – Chair of Search Committee and Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture
Sonja Duempelmann – Standing Faculty, Landscape Architecture
Karen M’Closkey – Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Sean Burkholder – Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Tom Daniels – Professor, City Planning
Rebecca Sibinga, student representative