LEO - EAS 587B - Fall 2018

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan invites individuals to apply for the position of Intermittent Lecturer. SEAS's mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.  The successful applicant(s) will be expected to teach the following Landscape Architecture studio to our graduate students during second half of the 2018 semester. 


NRE 587B “Making Place studio” is a two credit course to be offered in the second half of the 2018 Fall term, beginning October 22, 2018. Classes convene each of 8 weeks on Mon 1-4pm, Wed 1-3pm, and Fri 1-4pm.  The primary focus of Making Place, as an extension of Place and Environment (587A), is to provide 1st year students with a strong foundation in design fundamentals: strategies for spatial layout, form generation, appropriate media representation and translation of concepts into three-dimensional space. Design process and the creation of landscape interventions in response ecological and cultural context are presented, and through a series of projects, model construction, and research into precedents, students move through the design process and begin to develop the ability to take place knowledge and utilize it in the generation of new landscapes. The use of digital communication tools is emphasized. The expected percentage of effort for this course is 22%.

The Lecturer will be responsible for overall course content, examinations, assignments, exercises, and studio content.  The lecturer will supervise one graduate student instructor (GSI) who will work with the Lecturer in studio, helping with desk critiques and coordinating studio activities.


For each course, a PhD or MLA degree in landscape architecture, or a closely related field is required to be completed by June, 2018 is required. Teaching experience at the college/university level is expected. High skill in 3D digital representation.

This position will end on December 20, 2018. Review of applicants will begin on July 13, 2018. To apply, submit a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy and a current CV (in a single PDF file to be attached below). Letters of reference will be requested for the next level of consideration.

At SEAS we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society.

This position is subject to the terms of the LEO bargaining agreement.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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