Assistant Professor in Environmental Systems

Sep 01, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The University of British Columbia
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor in Environmental Systems
Architecture Program

The architecture program in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor effective July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will demonstrate sustained inquiry about environmental systems in architecture and experience in connecting environmental sciences across scales. The candidate we seek will pursue a related area of innovative research and scholarship and/or creative practice, and engage the future of design practice through integration of technical issues into the design curriculum. A commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and competence in both quantitative and qualitative aspects of design and building environmental performance are important attributes. Teaching responsibilities will include technical courses, participation in design studios in the professional and undergraduate SALA programs, and supervision of graduate students. Previous teaching experience is required and a PhD in Architectural Science, or a closely related discipline, is strongly preferred.

The University of British Columbia is a tier one research university consistently ranked in the top fifty universities in the world and top three in Canada. Through its undergraduate, professional, and research programs, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture produces outstanding graduates equipped to provide the design and intellectual leadership that will contribute to sustainable patterns of living. The architecture program offers a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree accredited by the CACB and a post-professional Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA). Architecture faculty also contribute to teaching in the School’s undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (ENDS) and the Master of Urban Design (MUD). An interdisciplinary post-professional Master Degree in High Performance Buildings is anticipated in 2017. Further information about the School is available online. Further information about faculty positions in the Faculty of Applied Science, UBC, can be found on its website.

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, a dynamic city of over two million inhabitants on the west coast of Canada. A rapidly growing gateway to the Pacific Rim, the city is at the forefront of urban design and renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The region offers a dramatic natural context supporting diverse urban, suburban and agricultural landscapes. Together, the city and region provide an ideal laboratory for the study of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development.

The search will be two-stage process. Interested applicants should first submit a short biography, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of interest. Those applicants who the Search Committee consider to most closely meet the requirements of the position will be invited to provide additional information that includes a concise research plan, a portfolio of work (including creative work and writing samples), a teaching portfolio, and three references with contact information. Applicants will also be asked to complete an equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous, and the information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.