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Morgan State University SA+P seeks Tenure Track Faculty

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) at Morgan State University invites applications for a Tenure Track Faculty position to serve its Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture (GPLA) in landscape architectural design. The appointment (9.5 months) will be at the Assistant Professor level. Qualified candidates will have interest in integrating teaching, research, and service. We are looking for a visionary colleague to expand the curriculum in their areas of interest. All candidates should have a record of professional and academic achievement and be prepared for the responsibilities of a faculty member in a Carnegie-designated research (R2) institution. Applicants currently working in professional or academic contexts are encouraged to apply.

In 2017, Morgan State was officially designated “Maryland’s Preeminent Public Research University.” Morgan’s Graduate Landscape Architecture Program is one of two accredited professional programs in Maryland and is the only such program in Baltimore. Housed within the Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies (DGBES), ours is the only graduate program in landscape architecture offered at a HBCU.

Courses offerings in design, history, theory, technology, and professional practice prepare students for employment in professional offices and for leadership roles as licensed landscape architects and researchers working in public agencies, at non-governmental organizations, or for private-sector entrepreneurs. Working with sister DGBES programs, including Architecture, City & Regional Planning, and our PhD in Architecture, Urbanism, and Built Environments, the GPLA provides each student an inter-disciplinary basis for analysis, design thinking, and detail-oriented technical development. For more information about the Program and the SA+P, please visit

We seek candidates to strengthen our STEM designation and contribute to our Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA), Certificate in Sustainable Urban Communities (CSUC), and PhD in Architecture, Urbanism, and Built Environments programs.

Position requirements:

Candidates should have a record of publications, conference presentations, creative work, or other activities that have built a notable reputation among peers. The following credentials will be expected from all applications:

• Professional degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program

• PhD in an allied field, such geography, city and regional planning, environmental planning, ecological planning. ABD candidates will be given consideration.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and relate to a diverse student population

• An agenda for a program of research

Preferred qualifications:

• Prior teaching / research / professional experience

• Professional license in landscape architecture

• Demonstrated ability to lead transdisciplinary projects and pursue external funding

A successful applicant must have the commitment to advancing the mission of SA+P and Morgan State University and must demonstrate the strong potential for first-hand research. The candidate’s research focus will be expected to align, generally, with their assigned areas of instruction.

The successful candidate must be able to teach graduate-level landscape architectural design studios, lectures, and seminars as well as courses in the sustainable urban communities and PhD programs, as needed; pursue funded research and/creative practice; and provide master's project leadership and PhD mentoring within two or more of the following areas:

• Sustainable landscape construction practices, including site engineering

• Applied urban ecological design, such as habitat restoration and sociology-ecological practices

• Horticulture and plant-soil-climate relationships, including plant and ecosystem identification

• Design and planning for climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience

Familiarity with spatial analytics, ecological data collection, analysis, and mapping is essential. Experience with digital fabrication is desirable. Applicants experienced in working underserved and vulnerable populations or communities are encouraged to apply.

Morgan State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested candidates should send the materials below to:

• Letter of interest, including areas of teaching and academic research

• Curriculum vitae

• Graphic portfolio of creative work

• Examples of syllabi with evidence of student outcomes

• Contact information for three referees

For full consideration, please submit materials by July 14, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Anticipated start date is August 2023. For more information contact Laurel McSherry, Graduate Program Director. Email:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Morgan State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made upon request. Morgan State University prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status, or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.


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