Utah State University

Visiting Scholar/Practitioner

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/10/2021 10:59 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 Hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Landscape Architecture & Environmen
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience


The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) invites candidates for a Visiting Scholar/Practitioner Position.


The Visiting Scholar/Practitioner for the Canyon House Residency will be expected to;

  1. Lead one LAEP studio and teach in two other LAEP courses, provide one culminating lecture, and collaborate with our students and faculty to amplify their practice-readiness and support our commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups in the field of landscape architecture and environmental planning.
  2. Contribute to LAEP's commitment to support the participation of women in the profession as a mentor and exemplary role model with whom our students may engage.
  3. Amplify our students' exposure to the current practice of landscape architecture and/or environmental planning through the recipient's expertise and experience in the field.
  4. Provide LAEP's undergraduate and graduate students with progressive instruction and professional training in the recipient's realm of practice.


Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must hold at least one degree in landscape architecture, planning, or a closely allied discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who possess substantial records of scholarship and/or practice, who possess professional licensure in planning or landscape architecture, and/or who have previous teaching experience. All candidates in these fields are welcome, but special consideration will be given to practitioners and scholars who have demonstrated expertise in social and environmental justice. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their practice and research to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Distinguished Visiting Professorship may be variable in length, preferably for one semester, either Fall or Spring, depending on availability. Residence in the Canyon House may be extended through the summer.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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