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Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

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Landscape Architect & Planner

Apply now Job no: 493026
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Summary/Position Description:

The Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations at Rowan University is a growing enterprise. The Division’s mission is to create and sustain a vibrant, safe, supportive environment at Rowan’s campuses. The division is dedicated to providing leadership in facilities development and management, campus planning and business operations. This Division is led by the Vice President of Facilities Planning and Operations

The Department of Planning and Real Estate is a part of the Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations. Its mission is to plan and promote a safe, sustainable, healthy and visually appealing campus environment and aesthetic.

Through collaboration and partnership with the rest of the Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations and campus community, this Department leads master planning and design initiatives for campus development, interior renovations, adaptive reuse and open space initiatives. It is also responsible for space planning and the management of related data for the University.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Planning and Operations, this position is responsible for coordination, review and/or design and/or development of Master Plans, open space, landscape and other projects that define the exterior campus environment. The position supports and works very closely with other departments, providing technical assistance when required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Landscape Architect and Planner for the University
  • Maintain, promulgate, monitor and update campus Master Plans including those for Facilities, Storm water and Landscape.
  • Assists the Design and construction Department, leading Planning and design efforts, from concept to construction drawings, for all aspects of the exterior campus environment including Storm water management, landscaping and site planning of University grounds, streets, sidewalks, bikeways, landscaped areas, athletic and recreation fields, parking lots and natural areas.
  • Prepares designs and estimates  for  the planning, budgeting and implementation of plantings and open space projects
  • Updates and/or revises Storm Water, Landscape and other master plans.
  • Develops, modifies and monitors the application of open space design standards for the campus.
  • Develops maintenance strategies for the campus exterior environment and assists in the planning of maintenance operations.
  • Works closely with the Operations Department to promote a visually appealing, safe, sustainable and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors;
  • Works closely with the Design and Construction department to review and provide technical assistance for the design of open spaces as well as support project managers during implementation of capital projects.
  • Designs and develops plans, and specifications for small open space enhancements and manages their implementation.
  • Prepares reports graphics and presentation materials as needed.


Education –

  • Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture is required.
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture or Architecture is preferred. 

Experience –

  • Minimum 5 years of planning and design of open spaces, preferably at Higher Education or similar institutions
  • A minimum of 2 years of project management experience in the implementation of open space and landscape projects.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of the  principles and practice of: open space/landscape planning and design, including development of construction drawings and specifications, cost estimates, schedules and project management
  • Master planning at a campus scale and the capacity to integrate multidisciplinary thinking into the planning – especially the integration of open space and architecture green storm water management design and construction.
    sustainability in the development of the exterior environment
  • Horticulture, particularly with native and ornamental species and related maintenance practices.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to set priorities and assign work to other professionals.
  • Excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in the use of CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up and simulation and 3d modeling software preferred

Possess (or be eligible for) Professional Landscape Architect License preferred


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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety Office, located at Bole Hall Annex, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (856) 256-4562 or 4506. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Rowan University Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" and is provided by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.