JOB: Asst Prof, History/Theory of Architecture, Landscape, &/or Urbanism, U of Toronto

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Architecture. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2015.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in the History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and/or Urbanism. Candidates are required to possess a PhD by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, in Architectural History/Theory (or an equivalent) from an established doctoral program with a focus on architecture, the urban environment/cities, and landscapes. Candidates must also provide strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive caliber, as evidenced by publication in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades for creative work, and strong endorsements by referees.

The Daniels Faculty would be an especially engaging environment for someone whose research explores the historical underpinnings of design theory and practice. Candidates should be active in research with evidence of grant-supported research and publication of research activity. Additionally, candidates should possess the capacity to teach across our various undergraduate, professional, post-professional and forthcoming PhD degree programs. We are looking for a candidate with the demonstrated capacity to advance the architecture, art and design disciplines and contribute meaningfully to the diverse population and intellectual milieu at the Daniels Faculty. Beyond teaching in their area of specialization, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate program while also taking on a significant role in the Daniels forthcoming PhD program. The Faculty is especially interested in individuals with a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching. Undergraduates will include Daniels Faculty students in Architectural Studies, Visual Studies, and undergraduates from throughout the University of Toronto.

Set within a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual studies in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. 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, cultural products and built work of many of our faculty. In addition to engaging a wide array of globally positioned academic, industry, cultural/institutional and public sector partners, the Faculty also benefits from ties to adjacent disciplines within the University of Toronto (including but not limited to Engineering, Art History, Geography and Planning, Literary Studies, Information Science, Medicine/Public Health and Law) via cross-disciplinary teaching appointments, research collaborations and institutions such as the Jackman Humanities Institute.

Following a decade-long transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, and a recent, major increase in its endowment, the Daniels Faculty is expanding its foundation in undergraduate teaching, and its research capacity by developing a PhD in Architecture, Landscape, and Design Studies. To accommodate growth in its curricular offerings, an increase in its research and outreach programs, and our growing community of students, faculty and staff, a new building complex is now being constructed by the Faculty on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent. This appointment, along with several other recent and planned appointments, is part of this ambitious program of reform and renewal.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below: (referencing #1500014).

Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, a statement outlining current and future research objectives, representative examples of work such as publications, research, and design work, and the names and contact information for three referees. The closing date for applications is March 9, 2015.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Kim Ryan at 416-978-3089 or

For more information on the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design please visit our website at:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

See the SACRPH website for a fuller listing of current job and fellowship opportunities.

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