Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 012600 - Landscape Architecture
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Teaching, research, service, and outreach.

Department Profile:

The mission of the Mississippi State University Department of Landscape Architecture is to foster the will and ability to plan, design, build, and manage regenerative communities. The department offers three degree programs: a 4-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, first and second professional Master in Landscape Architecture, and a B.S. in Landscape Contracting and Management. Our department is a recognized national leader within the discipline. We are at the forefront of addressing many critical issues, including service learning and outreach, the protection of water resources, green infrastructure, and the planning, design and development of healthy, resilient communities, in the classroom, the community, and through scholarly endeavors.

To learn more about the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University, please visit our website at

Tenure Track Status:

9-month tenure track position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the landscape architecture and landscape contracting and management programs.

Develop and maintain a scholarly/creative research agenda in an area of expertise through peer reviewed publications, presentations, design competitions, books, and/or awards.

Serve on graduate thesis committees for MLA students as well as departmental, college, and university committees.

Other duties as necessary for the effective operation of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree in landscape architecture or allied disciplines with at least one professional degree in landscape architecture from and accredited program.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

A record of successful teaching or demonstrated potential for teaching in a university program.

Evidence of peer-reviewed scholarly/creative research, such as publications, presentations, design competitions, books and awards.

Capable of teaching in design, construction, and contracting sequences.

Award-winning experience in a professional office.

Having a license in landscape architecture or landscape contracting, or qualifications to be licensed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Lifting, pushing, pulling, and/or carrying a certain amount of weight. Standing, walking, talking, hearing, and seeing. Repetitive motions. Reading, writing, and verbal communication. Problem solving regarding using math or logic. Stands for periods of time up to three hours in length.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at and include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, professional and/or teaching portfolio, three references, and their contact information. Applicants must also include a copy of their unofficial transcripts. For questions regarding the position contact Cory Gallo, Department of Landscape Architecture, at

Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Restricted Clause:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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