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Visiting Assistant Professor in Urban Futures, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Program

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The School of Planning (SOP) in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor to teach courses in both its Bachelor of Science in Horticulture program, and its Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), with employment to begin in August 2023. 


The SOP within DAAP prepares professionals for distinguished practice and spatially based approaches with a focus on livable places and the creation of communities that enrich people’s lives. The seven academic programs within the SOP include Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP), Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies (BSUS), Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (BSHS), Master of Community Planning (MCP), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA), and PhD in Regional Development Planning offer specific coursework about the planning and design of innovative futures for urban communities and regions.  


The SOP faculty members seek to inspire and educate students through a commitment to working with diverse populations and utilizing contemporary pedagogy. The faculty are expected to work effectively and collegially in an interdisciplinary university setting. The SOP is committed to a diverse workforce and to maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all, including groups who are underrepresented. 


The Horticulture Program at the University of Cincinnati offers a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree, as well as a Horticulture minor and certificates in Green Roofs, Urban Agriculture, Urban Landscapes, Sustainable Landscape Design, and Cannabis Studies. UC Horticulture is rooted in sustainable approaches to horticulture with an emphasis on the role of vegetation in the urban environment. 


The SOP’s MLA program admitted its first students in the summer of 2017 and has achieved Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) Candidacy status. The SOP offers the MLA First Professional Degree as well as two options for Post Professional degrees Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA). UC’s MLA degree options include a required cooperative education experience. The motto of our Landscape Architecture program is “I Want to Make a Difference.” Our program has a strong commitment to working with diverse populations, to teaching that uses contemporary approaches to investigation, visualization, representation, and community engagement, and to inspiring students. Our faculty work effectively and collegially in an interdisciplinary setting.  

Job Overview

Successful candidates will be involved in the SOP’s collaborative environment for teaching, scholarship, and leadership with primary responsibility for teaching in the HORT Program and MLA Program. There will be potential to collaborate in teaching and research with faculty in urban horticulture, urban and community planning, and urban design as well as other disciplines within DAAP and UC. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in a combination of studio, lecture, or seminar formats.  


An Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities. 

Essential Functions

  • This position is primarily responsible for conducting and teaching assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
  • Teaching will include opportunities in a wide array of horticulture, plant science and landscape architecture courses. 
  • Attend meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching.
  • Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
  • Serve as an academic adviser for students and evaluate student coursework.
  • Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities. 
  • Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.

Required Education

Must have obtained a doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a field appropriate to the requirements of the position, and an accredited professional degree in Landscape Architecture. 

Required Experience

  • One academic year of teaching experience post-qualifying degree at the university-level in horticulture, plant biology, landscape architecture or related courses.
  • One year of horticulture industry experience with management or education responsibilities. 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 88659


Visiting Assistant Professor in Urban Futures, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Program

Date:  Jan 12, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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