University of Manitoba, Assistant or Associate Professor, Urban Design and Community Engagement; app. review begins 01.07.2013

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Reference: JOB36602
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. In exceptional circumstances, consideration may be given to candidates without a doctorate who hold a master’s degree in planning or a relevant allied field who can demonstrate extensive relevant professional and community experience, and a demonstrated ability to conduct related research. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load 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, downtown regeneration, urban sustainability, housing and regional development issues. The Department’s approach to urban design encompasses issues of ecological sustainability and social justice. The successful candidate will build on the Department’s excellent record of community engagement, broaden the discourse about urban design within the Faculty of Architecture, work closely with faculty from other design disciplines, and enhance possibilities for international collaboration (including studios). The ideal candidate will have professional experience in urban design and have a strong commitment to community engagement.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and teach urban design in a studio setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to community-based processes;
  • Ability and demonstrated commitment to develop / further a research program related to urban design;
  • Ability to teach in the Department’s core graduate courses as well as courses in urban design theory and methods;
  • Record of research including publications and/or external funding support appropriate for the level of appointment;
  • Ability to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research with other disciplines;
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the master’s program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project-based experience with diverse communities;
  • Experience with community-based planning and design processes;
  • Broad knowledge of international urban design precedents within their global and local contexts;
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to integrate ecological and social concerns in urban design processes and proposals;
  • PhD in planning or relevant allied field (or ABD, anticipating completion of PhD by the Fall of 2013);
  • Demonstrated record of successful teaching;
  • Ability to contribute courses to the undergraduate Environmental Design program;
  • Knowledge and ability to teach advanced digital technologies;
  • Ability to teach other courses that support the urban design goals of the Department of City Planning and Faculty of Architecture (e.g. urban development, real estate);
  • Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the PhD program;
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

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. The city is known for its strong arts community and a history of activism. Community associations are working to improve the lives of inner city residents and the quality of their neighbourhoods. There is a renewed interest in downtown revitalization and debates that challenge the dominant car-oriented patterns of urban development. 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 15232 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.