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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Architectural Design

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Architectural Design

Date Posted: 01/17/2022
Closing Date: 03/02/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 21653
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Department: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of architectural design. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Candidates must have earned a Master of Architecture degree. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. Candidates must have substantial teaching experience of at least six years in an accredited architecture program in the areas of architecture and urban design, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Candidates must also demonstrate expertise in coordinating and teaching design studios at the graduate and undergraduate level, supervising Master’s theses in architecture and development of courses related to the histories and/or theories of architecture. Additionally, candidates will be able to demonstrate both international experience and a global perspective on design and education. Candidates must have experience in some academic administration and leadership. Because the candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, the candidate must have a record of combining professional disciplinary knowledge with a broader liberal arts perspective attuned to the humanities focus of the Daniels Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BAAS). Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments; awards and accolades; presentations at significant conferences; the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below); and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated capacity to advance architectural knowledge and allied disciplines 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/.

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, urban design, visual studies, and forestry in undergraduate, professional, and advanced graduate programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built and natural geographies in a way that situates design, art, and forestry to meet their 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 major increase in its endowment, the Faculty has recently expanded its undergraduate and graduate programs. Most recently, Forestry has been welcomed as a new program that will broaden the research and teaching reach of the Daniels Faculty. To accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings and an increase in its research and outreach programs, an award-winning new building complex for the Faculty was completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching strong statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact the Dean’s Office at [email protected] or 416-978-3103.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 2, 2022.

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.


If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].


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