Posting Summary: The School of Architecture at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to lead the first phase of the UVA Landscape Studies Initiative (LSI), funded by the University and Mellon Foundation, under the direction of the Faculty Directors. The first year of the project is complete. This position is a two-year appointment.
The position, housed within the School of Architecture's Center for Cultural Landscapes, works closely with faculty and staff across the School of Architecture, UVA Libraries, and the College of Arts & Sciences to establish a research and implementation agenda for an innovative digital resource in landscape design history. This position directs the interdisciplinary Landscape Studies Initiative research group creating a database of landscape places, terms, and types that are geo-spatially referenced on a global scale. The digital resource makes use of a suite of visualization tools to support new creative interpretations and critical cartographies of historic landscapes, functioning as a research platform and a pedagogic tool. UVA Digital humanities and technical expert advisers assist with the creation of metadata terms for cataloging images and texts, and designing a database interface and search engine. This position will also write grant proposals to non-profits and private individuals to extend the work of the LSI beyond its three year planning phase.
A terminal degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA), Architectural History (MAH), Cultural Geography, or a related field is required. At least one year of professional experience in landscape design history and interpretation, digital media, project management, and intellectual endeavors that involve digital scholarship and independently managing small research groups is required. A master's degree in a relevant field and significant professional experience as outlined above may also be considered. Experience with grant writing is preferred. The anticipated salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623561. Complete a candidate profile and attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicant review begins 7/20/2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Note that this is a restricted position and continuation is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions about the position or application process, please contact Michele Jarman at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.