Assistant Professor - Urbanism and Urban Design


Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Urbanism and Urban Design - 1702273

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Urbanism and Urban Design. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will be effective July 1, 2018.

Set within a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America's most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built geographies in a way that situates design to meet its contemporary challenges. An emphasis on the connections between all of the design disciplines at work in the remaking of the built environment is apparent in the scholarly research and built work of many of our faculty. Following a decade-long transformation of the school's faculty and professional programs, and a recent, major increase in its endowment, the Faculty is expanding its undergraduate and graduate programs. To accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings, and an increase in its research and outreach programs, a new building complex for the Faculty has just been completed on Toronto's historic One Spadina Crescent.

Candidates should have training and experience in Architecture, Urban Design, and areas of research and practice related to urbanism more broadly. Candidates must be engaged in research of an international caliber with demonstrated excellence in teaching. A professionally accredited degree in Architecture is required. A degree at the Master's level, in Architecture, or a related field, is also required. A Ph.D. in Architecture or a related field is desirable. Candidates will have the capacity to engage the scales and levels of complexity at the intersections between cities, infrastructure, and architecture.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong commitment to the art of urbanism, and a capacity to advance architecture and the allied disciplines associated with urban design in a way that can contribute meaningfully to the diverse population and intellectual milieu at the Daniels Faculty. Please visit our home page: the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/.

Candidates must also have a record of excellence in research, evident through publications, presentations, exhibitions, and other forms of peer recognition for creative and/or technically-oriented work. Excellence in research should be demonstrated by publications in recognized field-relevant journals (or leading publications in the field), forthcoming high impact publications or research in progress that targets such publication venues; emerging participation in research projects and networks operating at high, international standards; emerging record of participation in innovative building or planning-based projects; organization of, or representation in significant exhibitions; presentations at significant conferences; strong endorsements by referees of international stature; and other honours and awards.

Candidates must have a strong demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, and to contributing to the enrichment of undergraduate and graduate programs at the Daniels Faculty. These would include the Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, Professional Master's programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and the delivery of a new Ph.D in Architecture, Landscape, and Design Studies. Excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, a teaching statement, strong teaching evaluations, and a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, and strong letters of reference. This evidence can include experience in curriculum development; participation in delivering successful workshops, seminars or studios; or publications and/or presentations related to pedagogical innovation.

The position will include opportunities for the candidate to collaborate with UofT colleagues in Planning/Geography, Art, Environment, Computer Science, Engineering, and Public Health, among others, as well as operational staff, and external academic and industry partners. University of Toronto faculty have access to the Canadian Research Councils, which offer grants and research funding opportunities that are unique within North America.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching dossier, a statement outlining current and future research objectives, and representative examples of publications, research, and design work. If you have questions about this position, please contact the Dean's Office ([email protected] or 416-978-6192).

Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of three referees directly to the department via e-mail to [email protected] by the closing date.

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2018, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Department: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Dec 15, 2017
Job Closing: Feb 12, 2018 Open Untill Filled

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