Virginia Teaching Fellow Call for Applications
The Virginia Teaching Fellows Program in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia offers a unique opportunity for designers to explore the links between their research and teaching, working alongside the faculty at one of the most respected graduate design programs in the US. We seek recent graduates from professional programs in Landscape Architecture or related disciplines who will innovate, engage and bring imaginative approaches to our community through their teaching, creative work, critical design practice and/or scholarship. Successful applicants should demonstrate their capabilities to teach design studios that support our stated mission and that integrate a wide range of creative digital media and methods. Candidates whose design practice or research aligns with one of the Architecture School's core themes as outlined on our school's website are especially encouraged.
Our focus in Landscape Architecture is on urban space and design that builds deep linkages between forms and processes, and simultaneously contributes to public life and an ethic towards the bio-physical world. We take a question driven approach to exploring design, engaging critical issues in our teaching, research and practice that we believe should influence all landscapes, including attention to social justice and cultural meaning, the need to renew degraded landscapes and support health and biodiversity, and a demand for urban adaptations to global climate and economic changes.
The selected Fellow will be able to teach a design studio and offer an additional lecture or seminar course drawn from their research interests. Funding will be available to develop a publication or an exhibit focused on their creative work or research. The VTF position is a two-year nine-month full-time non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer beginning August 25, 2012.
Candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting 0609325 and electronically attach the following:
Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter that includes a statement of your background and interest and contact information for 3 references (name, email, and phone). Include a Personal Statement which concisely describes your research interests and objectives and how you see them integrating into your studio curriculum and the types of courses you would like to teach (attach all of these under ' Cover letter‘).
You must also mail a physical portfolio with representative examples of research, scholarship, and/or creative practice work (include a self-addressed return envelope) to:
Timothy Kelley, University of Virginia School of Architecture, PO Box 400122, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4122
For more information visit: http://www.arch.virginia.edu/faculty/positions or direct all questions to:
Nancy Takahashi, Chair/ Landscape Architecture, email@example.com, 434-924-3285
The committee will begin reviewing materials March 20, 2012, although the position will remain open until filled.
The committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Updated: March 28, 2012