Position Summary

Position Description


·         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.

·         Develop and maintain an Extension program in the field of Landscape Architecture.

·         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.

Required Qualifications

MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS: • Terminal degree in landscape architecture or allied disciplines with at least one professional degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • A record of successful teaching or demonstrated potential for teaching in a university program. • Experience in Extension programming and education, or a desire to develop Extension programming in the field of Landscape Architecture in the subject areas of the candidate’s choosing. • 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.

Contact Name

Timothy Schauwecker

Contact Email


Application Instructions

All applicants must apply online at https://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ 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 Timothy Schauwecker, Department of Landscape Architecture, at tjs2@msstate.edu

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Mississippi State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal employment Opportunity Employer. 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.

About Mississippi State University, Department of Landscape Architecture

POSITION TITLE:   Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

DEPARTMENT:  Landscape Architecture

UNIVERSITY PROFILE:  Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service.  The Carnegie Foundation designates Mississippi State University as a Doctoral/Extensive Institution for the Advancement of Teaching.


Mississippi State University forms part of a cohesive town-university community with the growing city of Starkville.  Located in the eastern part of north-central Mississippi, the university is 125 miles northeast of Jackson, 2 hours west of Birmingham, AL, and 2 hours southeast of Memphis, TN.; it is served by Highways 82, 12, and 25 and by feeder air service through the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, 14 miles east.  The community enjoys many intellectual, cultural and recreational advantages: the MSU-Starkville Civic Symphony and Chorus; the Starkville Farmers’ Market; the Starkville Community Theater; the University Lyceum series, bringing professional musical, dramatic, and artistic groups and performers to the campus; art exhibits, plays, and recitals by local and visiting artists; public radio and public television programs through Mississippi Public Broadcasting performances by popular musical groups of regional and national celebrity; frequent intercollegiate athletic events in modern facilities; and a variety of recreational opportunities on playing fields and courts, the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, and lakes along the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.


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 of Landscape Architecture, and a B.S. in Landscape Contracting and Management.  Our department is a recognized national leader within these disciplines.  We are at the forefront of addressing many critical issues, including service-learning, water resources, green infrastructure, and the planning, design and development of healthy, resilient communities.


To learn more about the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University, please visit our website at www.lalc.msstate.edu.


POSITION: Nine-month or twelve-month, tenure track position.