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Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program

University of Southern California School of Architecture
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January 28, 2018
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The University of Southern California School of Architecture invites applications for a full time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, and Director, Master in Landscape Architecture + Urbanism. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2018.

The School seeks an accomplished landscape architect, landscape designer and/or urban designer to join our distinguished faculty. Candidates must have a strong record of recognized leadership and accomplishment in the field and a strong, active research/creative work profile that addresses contemporary needs within landscape architecture, urbanism and related fields.  Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Director will lead an accredited, professional degree program in landscape architecture. He/she will be responsible for shaping the pedagogy of the academic program of study, integrating the program into the life of the School and University.  The Director will advocate for the program and foster external relations with alumni, parents and supporters of the program.

The University of Southern California is an internationally recognized research university located at the center of a dynamic Los Angeles. USC established architecture as an academic discipline within its College of Liberal Arts in 1914. By 1919, the University had established a Department of Art and Architecture under the leadership of Arthur Weatherhead and had begun to graduate such renowned alumni as Paul R. Williams (the 1st African-American member of the American Institute of Architects). By 1925, a stand-alone School of Architecture was established, and a full professional Bachelor of Architecture curriculum was put in place in 1928. The first of several Master of Architecture programs was approved in 1932. The USC School of Architecture ranks as one of the top ten architecture schools in the United States with two Pritzker Prize-winning alumni, Frank Gehry ‘54 and Thom Mayne ’69.

USC particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Contact uschr@usc.edu for further information.

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