University of Manitoba, Assistant/Associate Professor, Indigenous Planning; application review begins 01.07.2013

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Reference: JOB36579
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Department of City Planning invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2013 or soon after. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD (or anticipate completion of a PhD by the Fall of 2013) in planning or a relevant allied field. Consideration may be given to those candidates who hold a master’s degree in planning or a relevant allied field who can demonstrate extensive relevant experience working with communities and conducting research. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load of three courses per year including at least one studio, supervision of graduate students, research in the candidate’s area of expertise, and service within the University and community.

City Planning, one of four graduate departments in the Faculty of Architecture alongside Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, is the oldest continuously running planning program in Canada recognized/accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). The Faculty also offers an undergraduate program in Environmental Design to which faculty in City Planning contribute, and has launched a PhD Program in Planning and Design. More information about the Faculty and its Departments can be found at http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/.

The Master of City Planning program is studio-based and most projects undertaken require students and faculty to engage with communities in the city of Winnipeg or the province of Manitoba. In recent years, the program has focused on inner-city neighbourhood revitalization, urban sustainability, housing, and First Nation and Métis planning issues. The successful candidate will address and further the Department’s goals in developing its capacity to undertake research and projects with communities in urban and rural areas with high Aboriginal populations, including a number of on-reserve First Nations (some of which may be remote). The Department seeks to increase its capacity to work with communities in Manitoba and across Canada, and to develop international collaborations, building on the Indigenous Planning Exchange Program (IPEX) that it initiated in 2007. The hire also supports the goals of the University of Manitoba’s Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Education.

Required Qualifications
• Ability and willingness to develop / further a research program related to Indigenous planning;
• Record of research including publications and/or external funding support appropriate for the level of appointment;
• Ability to teach in the Department’s core graduate courses (e.g. Planning Theory, Research Methods, Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization);
• Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the master’s program.


Preferred Qualifications
• PhD in planning or relevant allied field (or ABD, anticipating completion of PhD by the Fall of 2013);
• Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP);
• Demonstrated record of successful teaching;
• Ability to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research with other disciplines;
• Ability to contribute courses to the undergraduate Environmental Design program;
• Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the PhD program.
• Project-based experience with diverse communities;

Starting position (Assistant or Associate Professor) and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba. You can learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca.

Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent, including teaching philosophy and research interests; current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of scholarship, creative activities and/or practice, preferably including examples of students’ work; and the names of three references, including name, telephone number and email address. Please specify Position Number 15258 in the application. Consideration of applications will commence on January 7, 2013. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please send application materials to:

Search Committee Chair
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
201 Russell Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6868
Fax: (204) 474-7532
email: richard.milgrom@ad.umanitoba.ca

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.