Boston Architectural College Faculty in Landscape Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) recently celebrated its 132nd year as a design school with a mission to provide excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. The BAC’s bold new strategic plan, BAC to the Future 2020-2025, focuses on transforming and expanding future-oriented design programs to serve a greater number and diversity of students in the US and worldwide. The institution is committed to providing an integrated and exemplary experience for its students, ensuring their success, and empowering them to actualize their potential as designers of the built environment responding to climate change.
The BAC’s School of Landscape Architecture is pleased to solicit applications for a full-time faculty position. Applicants are encouraged to apply by September 30th, 2022. Consideration of candidates begins immediately, with a desired start date no later than January 2023.
The School of Landscape Architecture offers Bachelor (BLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degrees accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). The program has a deep focus on urban landscapes and climate response applications and through advanced and international design studios leads explorations of wicked problems to address environmental and social dilemmas across multiple scales. The program promotes diverse voices and cultures in the formulation of design values and raises the awareness of design agency in service of communities worldwide. Landscape architecture students engage in interdisciplinary inquiry and benefit from professional practice requirements and applied research opportunities throughout the program.
We seek candidates with a strong desire to become part of the BAC community and who wish to contribute to a distinctive discourse (scholarly, creative, professional) that supports their development as design educators. We invite applicants who can teach graduate and undergraduate students, who seek to develop their teaching for student learning; who collaborate on school initiatives; who understand and embrace assessment practices and will participate in LAAB and regional accreditation preparations; and who engage in service to support the school and the institution. We welcome colleagues who enjoy collaborative work as well as individual pursuits, and who are able to understand a problem and move its resolution forward. We seek candidates who wish to work with the dean and faculty collaboratively to implement and grow the school’s long-range plan in support of student success. All landscape architecture faculty practice and teach a commitment to addressing climate change through design of the built environment.
Specific Areas of Interest to the School:
Natural Systems and Climate Science (prevention, resilience, and adaptation)
Social and Environmental Justice
Strong designers who are able to create and develop meaningful graphic and digital representations associated with program analytics and outreach, expertise with digital modeling and landscape representation and performance, and geospatial design, are a plus.
Special interest in candidates who can take responsibility for graduate thesis and undergraduate degree project, including student research and preparation
Special interest in candidates who actively work with communities and build partnerships and collaborations beyond the institution in support of the school’s (and institution’s) growth.
Qualifications & Applying
QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLYING
Required Qualifications include:
A master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from a LAAB-accredited program
Prior higher education teaching experience in landscape architecture or related field
Preferred Qualifications include:
A combined background in landscape architecture academic teaching and professional practice
Experience with LAAB accreditation processes
Letter of interest and intent
Curriculum vitae that includes academic and professional experience
A Student Success Statement that combines the candidate’s teaching philosophy and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through contributions to teaching, scholarship, and/or service. (2 pages maximum.)
Combined portfolio to include teaching and professional work, as applicable. (20 pages maximum; link or pdf – no hard copies)
Names and contact information for three references
All application materials should be submitted online.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications by September 30th, 2022.
The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented academic community. People with disabilities, people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQ, and Hispanic/Latinx candidates are encouraged to apply.
The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, Indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.