Associate Professor – Urbanism and Architecture | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Associate Professor – Urbanism and Architecture

Organization: 
University of Toronto
Job Description: 

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of histories and theories of urbanism and architecture.  This appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a professionally accredited degree in architecture (Master of Architecture degree preferred) and a PhD degree in architectural and urban history/theory, or a related field, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching.  We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level.

Candidates must have an established record of training and expertise in the histories, theories, and critiques relevant to the intersections between architecture, urban form, and urban policy.  Candidates must have significant training and experience in architecture, urban design, and areas of research related to urbanism more broadly.  Candidates will have demonstrated the strong capacity to undertake research on the intersections between cities, infrastructure, and architecture at the many scales at which these take place while drawing upon and integrating the different bodies of knowledge for such work.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or leading publications in the field; the submitted research statement; presentations at significant conferences; distinguished awards and accolades; and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Candidates must have demonstrated teaching excellence and the ability to contribute to the evolving interests of both undergraduate and graduate student populations.  Responsibilities include teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Daniels Faculty participating in related Faculty Service, curriculum development, and student advising.  These programs include the Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies; Professional Master’s programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design; and a new PhD program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design Studies.  Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below); and strong letters of reference. This evidence can include experience in curriculum development; leading and organizing successful workshops; seminars or lectures; student advising and graduate supervision; or sustained publications and/or presentations related to pedagogical innovation.

 

We are seeking a candidate with a strong commitment to the analysis of urbanism and architecture, and a capacity to advance these 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/

The position will include opportunities for the candidate to collaborate with UofT colleagues in Planning/Geography, Art History, 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.

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 which 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; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; representative examples of publications, research, and design work; and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample 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 (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

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 daniels-dean@daniels.utoronto.ca or 416-978-3103.

 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 17, 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 uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

To view the electronic version of this position and apply, please click the link below:

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Associate-Professor-Urbanism-and-Architecture-ON/553979217/

 

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Toronto
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