Skip to content

Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:




Posting Close Date:


Date Posted:


Job Summary

The Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite applications for non-tenure track Teaching Professor positions at the Assistant or Associate levels. We seek candidates with primary expertise in Landscape Architecture while also demonstrating a broad interdisciplinary skillset in Sustainable Planning and Urban Design. The position is expected to begin in Fall 2024. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate students in a variety of modalities including large lectures, studios, and seminar courses.

As an interdisciplinary program with majors in Environmental Product Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Planning and Urban Design, we highly value candidates with teaching and professional experience in more than one primary discipline. ENVD attributes special value to work steeped in social justice, community development, regional environmental planning, and climate responsiveness. Novel approaches, especially those utilizing emerging technological processes and concepts, are also highly valued. We seek candidates who bring excellence and innovation to support the undergraduate core curriculum, which covers foundational design skills and knowledge in the allied environmental design disciplines.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

ENVD at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) is an interdisciplinary program where we explore at the intersections of Architecture, Environmental Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Planning and Urban Design to address our world’s most pressing social and environmental issues. ENVD has been cultivating interdisciplinary thinkers, designers, and planners for over 50 years boasting a network of more than 4,300 alumni. As one of the most in-demand programs on the Boulder campus, we attract accomplished and passionate students. Our interdisciplinary curriculum embraces creativity, critical thinking, and practice. We offer a rigorous yet nurturing environment for our students and faculty. Our program is widely recognized for graduating environmental designers who integrate knowledge of the built and natural environments in creative, critical, and impactful ways.

With a history of social and environmental activism in Boulder and Colorado, we operate with a keen awareness of the struggles facing humanity and our environments. The spirit of creative and impact-driven dedication to address social and environmental injustices is a hallmark of CU Boulder and a defining aspect of ENVD’s culture. In this context, ENVD is committed to elevating new forms of teaching in the environmental design fields. ENVD holds as imperative the need to develop a thriving faculty body that represents, in identity and commitment, the values and identities of the communities we seek to serve. We acknowledge that ENVD, housed in a predominantly white institution, and in predominantly white and affluent regional communities, stands to perpetuate patterns of exclusion and inequity that are prevalent in higher education. This recognition drives us to more aggressively pursue leadership in establishing an academic unit that models diversity, inclusion, equity, and ultimately, justice.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

ENVD seeks applicants to develop and teach courses at all levels in the undergraduate curriculum. We seek someone who will enhance undergraduate scholarly endeavors in addition to training students for careers in professional fields. Our instructors aspire to pedagogical and curricular excellence and innovation and are encouraged to extend their impact beyond the classroom through advising, creative work, recognition, or sharing at conferences and trade publications, among other forms of dissemination and impact.

What We Can Offer

  • The positions are 9 months/100% equivalent, although we will consider part-time positions. A willingness to teach a summer class is a plus.
  • The Teaching Assistant Professor salary is $74,160 and the Teaching Associate Professor salary is $76,000 to $78,280.
  • A typical workload for instructors is 80% teaching (typically 18 credits per AY) and 20% service. All faculty are expected to participate in department committees and department governance.
  • A typical contract is 3 years in length, after which a reappointment review is conducted.
  • A relocation stipend is available.
  • In addition to a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, the University of Colorado Boulder offers gender-neutral paid parental leave and teaching and professional development.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be engaged. Be inspired. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Minimum of two academic years of teaching experience.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent professional experience.
  • Candidates with significant additional experience will be considered for Teaching Associate Professor rank.

Special Instructions

Please apply by March 4, 2024 for consideration. 

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the position. Please include how your work supports D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) efforts.
  3. A minimum of four syllabi of courses taught.
  4. Please provide link to a Digital Portfolio of your relevant teaching and/or professional work.
  5. Teaching/course evaluations, if available. (If unavailable, please upload a PDF document providing explanation for the situation.)
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for at least four (4) references. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. Letters of recommendation will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: