The Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Landscape Architecture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be expected to contribute to our professional Master of Architecture and Master of Planning programs, and to contribute to courses and participate in the supervision of Master’s and PhD students in the Faculty’s research-based degree programs (Master of Environmental Design and PhD in Environmental Design).
The University of Calgary
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The Faculty of Environmental Design
The Faculty of Environmental Design was founded on an overarching commitment to the integration of design, ecology and culture in the making and managing of meaningful and functional human and bio-social environments. EVDS was established in 1971, and over the past four decades, has provided an interdisciplinary approach to professional education and graduate research. Please visit our website (http://evds.ucalgary.ca/) for more information on our degree programs and faculty research, as well as our professional and community engagement activities. As a non-departmentalized, professional graduate-level Faculty, we provide an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment that emphasizes a cooperative, collegial approach to research, scholarship and outreach.
The Faculty has a strong history and a growing reputation in research, scholarship, creative activity and professional practice in areas related to architecture, landscape and planning. We currently offer a professional Master of Architecture, a professional Master of Planning, and a thesis-based Master of Environmental Design. In addition to a strong regional focus in Western Canada the Faculty is engaged internationally in research and teaching in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia, and we have international study abroad opportunities in Barcelona and Melbourne.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Landscape Architecture
We invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 July 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who can work within our interdisciplinary environment and who can contribute to teaching across all programs, most specifically in the areas of site planning, landscape ecology, regional landscape planning, and urban design. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development and delivery of instruction in courses, studios, and seminars, and in the supervision of Master’s and PhD students. We envision that the incumbent will help us to strengthen our faculty-wide offerings in landscape and the environment. S/he will be expected to contribute to the Faculty’s core programs, and to develop a vigorous high quality research program involving creative scholarship related to his/her areas of expertise.
Applicants must possess a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture plus a PhD in a relevant discipline, and a record of professional practice and research productivity. Previous teaching experience at the graduate level is desirable. Applicants should have membership in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects or be eligible for membership.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, up until the closing date of 15 March 2013, for a start date of July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please submit applications, which should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, examples of recent or current scholarly and/or professional work and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Bev Sandalack FCSLA MCIP RPP
Associate Dean (Academic) Environmental Design and Planning
Attention: Linda Corbeil
Office Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Environmental Design
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Applications may be sent as hard copies, or by email as PDF files.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.