Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Journal Needs Your Vision

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Landscape Journal Needs Your Vision

You work every day to shape the landscape of our world. You create designs that seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape and teach future landscape architects how to do the same. The CELA’s mission is to support these efforts to advance the profession of landscape architecture.

One key element of this mission is publication of Landscape Journal: Design, Planning, and Management of the Land, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal. The journal features research, editorials, creative work, and reviews of books, conferences, technology, and exhibitions. Published since 1982, Landscape Journal provides a resource for both academics and practitioners and garnered the 2008 Honor Award in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects. 


We need an Editor-in-Chief to expand Landscape Journal’s reach, impact, and standing. 


Job Description 

The Editor-in-Chief should have a broad disciplinary perspective of research, education, and practice in landscape architecture and related fields. The editor should be aware of emerging areas of disciplinary inquiry and have access to a large international network of landscape scholars and practitioners. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and sufficient time available to meet the demands of the Editor-in-Chief position are essential. Applicants will be evaluated based on previous editorial and publication experience and the ability to articulate a clear vision for the future of Landscape Journal. 

Qualified applicants should demonstrate a high level of accomplishment in landscape design, planning, and management research and teaching comparable to a senior appointment. In addition, applicants should have substantial experience with peer-reviewed scholarly journals as an author and peer reviewer, and experience in the editorial process. This should include facility and knowledge of on-line and Open Access academic publishing.


To apply, send the following documents to by Thursday, October 22. Co-applications are acceptable, and should include a statement of expected distribution of effort: 

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in the position
  • Brief Description of Editorial Experience
  • Curriculum Vitae

Application Review will begin on Friday, October 23. Once complete, top candidates will be asked to provide additional information on their qualifications and their strategic vision for the journal. Finalists will be interviewed by the LJ Editor Search Committee in the following two weeks. The five-year appointment of the new Editor-in-Chief will begin no later than November 13, 2020 and the editor may be reappointed once.