Assistant Professor - Urban Horticulture & Design (Landscape Architecture)

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About Farmingdale State College:
Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.


Farmingdale State College seeks to hire two (2) full-time, tenure track Assistant Professors (10 months) in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design. Qualified applicants must possess a broad-based knowledge and practical skill set in the field of landscape design and/or landscape architecture including all aspects of digital project representation. Proven teaching and professional practice experience is strongly preferred. Teaching obligations (12 contact hours per semester, teaching modalities include day and evening classes, including online and hybrid formats) may address topics such as introductory landscape drafting and design, site engineering, landscape construction, sustainable/urban design principles, principles of professional practice, and mentorship of student project work. Knowledge of landscape plants and how they are effectively employed in designed spaces is desirable. The selected candidates will pursue appropriate scholarly (peer-reviewed) activities and contribute service at the  Department and College level to include committee participation, student recruitment/advisement and curriculum development.  Those applicants selected for interviews will be invited to submit documentation of their qualifications such as a portfolio of creative work and pedagogy, a research plan, and professional references.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching; research & scholarly activity (which includes creative and artistic works); and service. The successful candidate(s) will demonstrate an interest and high-level of competence in teaching (teaching modalities include day and evening classes, including online and hybrid formats). Candidates should also have a creative/research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty - this may include published or commissioned artwork created for professional clients within a competitive environment; or work in peer-reviewed publications, exhibitions, and presentations. Service includes advising students as well as serving on departmental and college-wide committees. All three components are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners


  • MLA in Landscape Architecture or higher (PhD) from a regionally accredited institution and college level teaching experience.
  • One or more years of college teaching experience in an undergraduate setting.
  • Familiarity with plant materials and how they are employed in design.
  • Established research agenda as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications/exhibits or other creative work.

Additional Information

These are 10-month UUP faculty positions. For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, September 16, 2022 and ending Thursday, September 29, 2022, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
For best consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2022.

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.
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Application Instructions:
Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:
Cover Letter

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

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