EMiLA Fellowship 2021 - 2022

06 avril 2021


At École nationale supérieure de paysage

The EMiLA Fellowship at Ecole nationale supérieure de paysage Versailles and Marseille is awarded annually to an emerging designer or an already-established landscape architect, whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design to take an important role in transformations of public realm at territorial and/or urban scale. The position is a one-year position at half-time or a full-time position over one semester. The teaching language is primarily English, ability to communicate in French is considered an advantage.


Who we are:

École nationale supérieure de paysage has educated landscape architects at The Potager du Roi in Versailles since 1974 at the demand of the Ministry of Agriculture and created a new corpus of landscape architect designers capable of answering to urban, suburban and agrarian modernisation. The school educates students to the highest level. Each year around 50 students obtain an internationally recognised master's degree in landscape architecture named DEP (Diplôme d'État de Paysagiste). There are 40 permanent teachers and over 200 specialists as well as professional bodies contributing to the rich field of teaching practice. École nationale supérieure de paysage's area of specialisation is within project-orientated design teaching in studios. Emphasis is placed on the physical, geographical and human uses of the landscape. We focus attention on the opportunities inherent to the site, its surface topography and hydrology, ecology, as well as invisible relationships such as the dialogue with history. We strive to develop our thinking by understanding a ‘sense of place' and this approach is fundamental to our ethos as we conceptualise and select projects. The work finds focus in large-scale contemporary landscape issues, such as nature in city, sub-urban expansion, agrarian transformation in rural and sub-rural areas as well a project-orientated understanding of the agricultural and natural dynamics in France's different regions, all framed by the paramount demands of climate change and environmental crisis. At École nationale supérieure de paysage, 50% of our teaching is design-orientated the other 50% deals with four major multi-disciplinary fields: social sciences, ecology/garden management, techniques and arts. École nationale supérieure de paysage also has a research laboratory, LAREP, with 14 multi-disciplinary researchers working on diverse landscape issues. LAREP works on two main axes of investigation: Knowledge and Design Processes "Savoirs et Pratiques du projet de paysage" and Landscape Policies "Action publique et projet de paysage". LAREP offers a PhD in Landscape Architecture Sciences and has 15 PhD candidates.


The EMiLA team:

EMiLA (European Master in Landscape Architecture) is a Master's Degree run and shared by five leading European schools and universities in the field of Landscape Architectural design:

- Amsterdam University of the Arts (AUA) / Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (AHK)

- Universitat Polytècnica de Catalunya (UPC) / Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura (ETSAB) / Escola Superior d'Agricultura de Barcelona (ESAB)

- The University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) / The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)

- Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) / Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft

- École nationale supérieure de paysage Versailles / Marseille

The aim of this Master program is to foster students to be more aware of the European dimensions in landscape at policy level as well as at large/territorial-scale through design practice. Through this process, the students begin to better understand our cultural landscape differences, but also, how important landscape issues cross through national borders and require Pan-European reflections and strategies. Moreover, the curriculum offers students to learn from other universities' pedagogic methods and it enables them to begin to build up their own future professional network in an international context. (www.emila.eu)



The ambition of the EMiLA Fellowship is to bring forth and foster emerging design educators whose work embody the potential for landscape as a relevant medium of design. The EMiLA Fellowship is also intended to have an active role in reinforcing the partnerships between the EMiLA institutions via different activities.

Agenda of the Fellowship:

The candidate will take part in;

- The EMiLA Summer School and/or in academic activities at one of the EMiLA partner schools
- 1-2 Design Studios at Master 1 level, depending on the length of stay
- Conduct a reflective report on the EMiLA Fellowship with emphasis on the experiences around the Design Studios

* Due to changes in the pedagogic program or if the candidate is researching on a specific landscape topic, changes and adaptation to the teaching offer can be provided.

The EMiLA fellow will be appointed:

- Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at École nationale supérieure de paysage on the site of Versailles for the academic year 2021-2022.
- It is a part-time position. The position can be negotiated to be a full-time position during one semester or a half-time position during the length of an academic year, it will include 192 contact hours
- The candidate receives a French salary: depending on the candidate's curriculum this can vary from an annual salary of 11500€ to 15 000€
- We offer a free of charge residence at the Potager du Roi during the length of the Fellowship.
- The candidate is expected to be in residence from late August/early September 2021 till June 2022 if half-time, from late August/early September 2021 till late January 2022 or from late January till June 2022 if full-time.


Landscape architects and designers from allied design professions who can demonstrate a significant engagement with landscape as a medium of design are invited to apply. Candidates active in academic and professional domains are both welcome. Candidates from practice should show links/ambitions with teaching.


The Selection Process:

A jury composed of staff from École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage will select the 2021-2022 Fellow. The two-stage competition process will first identify a short-list of three finalists who then will be invited to interviews (most probably via a video-call) in late May. The Jury will recommend a winner to be announced publicly in late May/early June 2021.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF (not larger than 25 MB):

- Curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references
- Digital portfolio of design and other relevant work
- Two-page document describing pedagogical ideas, tools and the general positioning of the candidate in relation to teaching landscape architectural design in the 21st century.

Please name the pdf as follows; EMiLA_Fellowship2021_Lastname_Firstname.pdf Submit the pdf by email attachment to: international@ecole-paysage.fr

Deadline to Apply:

2nd of May 2021

Information on:

- School's policy, Vincent Piveteau Director, v.piveteau@ecole-paysage.fr

- The Design Department, Bruno Tanant, b.tanant@ecole-paysage.fr

- EMiLA Curriculum, Lauri Mikkola, l.mikkola@ecole-paysage.fr

- The Research Programme, Patrick Moqyay, p.moquay@ecole-paysage.fr

- Other questions related to the school, Géraldine Lecanuet, international@ecole-paysage.fr