The University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the newly inaugurated Master of Urban Design program, effective July 1, 2014.
The Master of Urban Design program resides within the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture on the Point Gray Campus and its complement of accredited graduate professional degrees, post-professional research degrees and an undergraduate Environmental Design program. Through its undergraduate, professional and research programs, SALA aspires to produce outstanding graduates equipped to provide the design and intellectual leadership that will contribute to civil and sustainable patterns of living.
SALA seeks applicants sharing its ambition to enhance urban design practice and research in a way that contributes to interdisciplinary dialogue in the School and enhances a critical discourse about urban design, both in the Vancouver region and internationally. The School invites applicants who will further its goals of innovative and speculative thinking about the city and urban condition, and who have a demonstrated capacity in urban design practice, research and teaching. Applicants who can share in the creation and development of this new urban design program and who have the potential for regional and international leadership in this field are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must hold a professionally accredited or terminal degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or planning; or a degree in urban design in combination with a previous degree in a relevant field. A PhD in an applicable field, teaching experience, professional practice and a record of relevant scholarly activity are highly desirable.
The successful candidate will teach urban design studios and history/theory lecture courses and supervise graduate students. The candidate will also pursue scholarship to advance the urban design discipline and enhance the standing of the School.
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest including teaching and research interests, supplemented with evidence of selected examples of their own work and a teaching portfolio (where applicable). A list of four references with contact information should be included.
The application deadline is December 15, 2013. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia's Human Resources online careers page at www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/16609 . This search shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Invited visits to the School by preferred candidates for an interview are anticipated in February or March 2014.
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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.