Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Architectural Design

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Job FieldThe John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the University of Toronto, invites applications for two full-time teaching-stream appointments in architectural design. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will be effective July 1, 2019.

We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to teaching architecture as a design-driven art, with the demonstrated capacity to advance architecture in ways that contribute meaningfully to the diverse intellectual milieu at the Daniels Faculty. We are interested in individuals who demonstrate, through their creative work and research, an understanding of the multiple scales at which architecture, cities, landscape, and infrastructure intersect, and the complex factors that shape these interactions in contemporary architectural practice. The position will include opportunities for the candidates to collaborate with UofT colleagues in Planning/Geography, Art, Environment, Computer Science, Engineering, and Public Health, among others, and with external academic and industry partners.

Candidates must have a professional master’s degree in architecture and at least five years of teaching experience at the university level. Applicants should be engaged in speculative and creative forms of architectural design. Candidates must demonstrate teaching ability in the design studio environment, and within the classroom setting on allied topics in both seminar and large-scale lecture formats. If selected, they will participate in shaping pedagogy for students in our undergraduate Architectural Studies Program, the Professional Master of Architecture Program, and, if appropriate, for students in our professional programs in landscape architecture; post-professional and PhD programs, and undergraduate visual studies programs.

Candidates must have a record of excellence in design and in teaching design, recognized through such areas as exhibition, publication, presentation in colloquia and symposia, competition and design awards. Teaching excellence should be demonstrated by the teaching dossier, evidence of teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and the design portfolio, submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 and professional graduate programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and 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 been completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent. For more information about the Daniels Faculty, please visit our home page:

Applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching dossier (to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluation), a short statement outlining current and future creative practice objectives, and a design portfolio, including representative examples of publications, research, and/or creative 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:

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 Tuesday, December 11, 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

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

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Department: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 26, 2018
Job Closing: Ongoing




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 7/6/2019
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