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Urban Horticulture & Design (Landscape Design)

Farmingdale State College
Job Location:
Farmingdale, 11735
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture


Farmingdale State College is hiring a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor (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 which includes manual and digital project representation. Proven teaching and professional practice experience are strongly preferred. Teaching obligations (12 contact hours per semester with daytime and evening classes that may include 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 candidate 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 (Ph.D.) from a regionally accredited institution. The terminal degree must be completed by the start date (9/1/2024).


  • One or more years of college teaching experience in an undergraduate setting. 
  • Familiarity with plant materials and how they are employed in landscape design. 
  • Established scholarly program as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, exhibits and/or other creative work.

Additional Information:

This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Monday, November 20, 2023, and ending Monday, December 4, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • SALARY: $75,000 + $3,400 in downstate location pay = $78,400 Total Compensation. Salary may increase commensurate with experience.
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2024

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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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
  • Resume/C.V.

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.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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