The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture

2890 12280
Position ID:OSU-KSA-AY19KSA3 [#12280]
Position Title: Associate Professor , or Assistant Professor - Productive Landscape History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering / Environment
City and Regional Planning
Architecture Design
Landscape Architecture / Landscape Architecture
Appl Deadline:2019/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/10/05, finished 2019/08/04, listed until 2019/03/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Associate Professor or Assistant Professor Productive Landscape History

Knowlton School - College of Engineering

The Landscape Architecture Section at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Assistant Professor level. We are looking for applicants whose research and teaching illuminate the cultural, historical and ecological dimensions of productive landscapes past and present. We welcome applicants working on any part of the globe, in any time period, and with diverse methodological approaches. We encourage applicants from disciplines including but not limited to environmental history, geography, landscape architecture, and planning. Candidates should be able to teach landscape history surveys and research seminars. Potential research interests within the history of productive landscapes might include agricultural production; garden history; the relation between food production and urban form; and cultural landscape and cultural anthropology.

The successful candidate will join a large, distinguished team of faculty members from across the university collaborating on the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) to develop a comprehensive, transformative approach to sustainable food systems. As InFACT faculty within the landscape architecture section, successful candidates will be expected to lead interdisciplinary projects and initiate transformative research projects with colleagues across Ohio State’s campuses. Competitive start-up packages, a large collaborative network, and opportunities for mentorship together provide an outstanding research environment.

At Ohio State, landscape architecture, architecture, and city and regional planning form the Knowlton School—an open learning environment that fosters exchange among these three disciplines. The school, housed within the College of Engineering, also takes advantage of Ohio State’s research resources, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Advanced Center for Computing and Design, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity. The Ohio State University is the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community engaged institution. The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation, InFACT, is a Discovery Theme program setting the strategic direction for The Ohio State University’s support of food systems that are sustainable, defined as achieving a balance of ecology, economy, technology, and culture to promote the overall well-being of people, animals and the natural environment. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. InFACT will transform the way we grow, process and distribute our food, leading to vibrant, sustainable and resilient agriculture that places nourishing food at the center of just and vital communities in Ohio and beyond.

Qualifications: Applicants are required to have a terminal degree (PhD or Master’s) at the time of application. We are looking for candidates whose record demonstrates great promise of productivity and excellence in research and teaching. Preferred qualifications involve program experience, experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups and experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams.

Application Instructions To be considered, please submit your application electronically via Academic Jobs Online. Interested applicants must apply with: 1) A cover letter addressing experience and interest in research and teaching 2) A curriculum vitae 3) A portfolio of design research (maximum 20 pages) or samples of published works 4) Contact information for three (3) references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail).

The College of Engineering is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their scholarship, instruction and outreach. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted, until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in January 2019. The anticipated starting date of the position is no later than August 2019. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. General information about the Knowlton School can be found at:

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas including scholarship, instruction and outreach. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.

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Further Info:
200C Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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