Open Rank Non-Tenure Track in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Open Rank Non-Tenure Track in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Anticipated Hiring Range

Dependent upon course load

Work Schedule

Hours vary depending on department needs

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

About the Department

The College of Design offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate study in architecture, graphic design, experience design, industrial design, media arts, design and technology, and graduate studies in landscape architecture, through several degree programs, including the Ph.D. in Design. The College employs a selective admissions process that ensures a highly motivated and strong design community. As a result, entering design students consistently rank a the top of academic achievement at the University, and their graduation rate is the highest at NC State University.

The Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning (LAEP) program delivers core and advanced design studios, seminars, and free electives in and outside the department that expose students and faculty to multiple learning experiences in the Research Triangle Region, the many historic and contemporary urban destinations of the Southeast, the NC State University European Center in Prague, and interdisciplinary programs in Greece and Chile. The curriculum provides students with the intellectual capacity coupled with technical and form-giving “design know-how” expected and required to create innovative, long-term solutions focused on human and ecosystem health and quality of life.

Students have unique opportunities for intellectual and professional development wherein they learn to design and test innovative, long-term solutions to landscape problems including adaptation to climate change, increasing, or decreasing population shifts, and resultant impacts on transportation, water, and energy supply and consumption, transportation systems and land use; place-making, and the promotion of environmental justice, and social wellbeing.

We prepare students to enter the profession of landscape architecture and environmental planning as it is currently practiced, and, by virtue of our emphasis on evidence-based inquiry and design thinking, to engage, and participate in propelling the profession into the future as it changes and develops in response to environmental changes and societal imperatives. We expect graduates to apply their talents to advance the knowledge and capabilities of the profession and to be competent, entrepreneurial, and competitive in the job market and within their communities.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of LAEP is accepting applications for part-time non-tenure-track faculty appointments for a one-semester or one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Rank to be determined based upon education and professional experience.

Specific teaching opportunities include landscape architecture and environmental planning studios at all levels, including advanced comprehensive studios and/or seminar courses.

Applications will be reviewed as these part-time non-tenure track teaching opportunities arise.

Other Responsibilities

Appointments may be available on a semester or academic year basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a master’s degree in landscape architecture, environmental planning or a related field, with professional practice in that related field.


Terminal degree in a field relevant to the specific area of instruction (i.e. landscape architecture, environmental planning, urban/environmental design, etc.) with professional practice in that related field.

A terminal degree is required to teach at the graduate level.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability or aptitude in the areas specific to the courses to be taught.
  • Demonstrated potential for directing activities specific to the courses to be taught.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in departmental and university affairs.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the professional field and community.
  • Demonstrated professional or scholarly competency with a mix of traditional and leading-edge technologies and methods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional license to practice landscape architecture is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in teaching at the college level is preferred, but not required.
  • Also of interest would be post professional degree(s) including a Ph.D.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should attach a 1) resume/CV, 2) cover letter and 3) contact information for three references to their online application. Portfolios must be made available upon request.

Position Number


Position Type

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)

.225 -1.0 FTE


< 9 Months Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID

120401 - Landscape Architecture


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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