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Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Science

Post Date:

November 13, 2017

University/School:

Ryerson University

Location:

Toronto, Canada

Description

The Department of Architectural Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and/or graduate design studio and lecture/seminar courses; to undertake scholarly, research, and/or creative activities; and to engage in service activities.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of the tectonic nature of buildings tempered with an understanding of architectural theory, and will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: architectural history/theory/criticism, sustainable design and/or digital design.

The successful candidate will hold a professional degree in architecture (M.Arch or equivalent) OR an undergraduate professional degree in architecture with an additional degree at the graduate level. An advanced degree beyond these minimum requirements will be preferred.

Professional experience in architecture is required, and professional licensure in the candidate’s home jurisdiction is preferred.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities. See details and application instructions on our website.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated record of strong scholarly, research and/or creative (SRC) activities in architectural design (e.g. evidence of an emerging scholarly record, award winning published work, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded SRC program).
  1. Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience required to support high-quality teaching, curricular development, and student training in architecture at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including in a comprehensive design studio setting.
  1. Experience in architectural practice commensurate with the requirements for architectural licensure (licensure preferred).
  1. Demonstrated experience and capacity for collegial service to the department, the faculty, the university, the community and/or the profession.
  1. Demonstrated skill and experience in working collaboratively in an academic, professional or community setting.
  1. Demonstrated engagement with the application of the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion to architecture.

The Department of Architectural Science welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship. Candidates who will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense are encouraged to apply. Aboriginal candidates interested in working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

The Department of Architectural Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science features a diverse, multidisciplinary faculty and student body dedicated to the pursuit of integrated and sustainable approaches to the design and development of the built environment. The Department capitalizes on its location to offer its diverse student body a unique and unparalleled educational experience, encompassing technology and design through theory and its application.

The Department offers a professional program in architecture accredited by the CACB (Bachelor of Architectural Science and Master of Architecture). The Department also offers a graduate program in building science (M.B.Sc. and M.A.Sc.). Other related graduate programs are currently in development.

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Toronto, Ryerson’s high quality programs and scholarly, research and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the University.

Ryerson is deeply connected to the city and the world beyond, attracting talent, opportunities and global connections to the Greater Toronto Area. Programs and curriculum are not static; they are relevant to changing careers, professions and scholarly disciplines. Students, faculty and staff challenge the status quo with new solutions and new ways of thinking. Longstanding partnerships with community, industry, government, and professional practice drive research and innovation that responds to real-world problems.

 Ryerson recognizes that creativity and innovation should not be contained. Its diverse learning community collaborates across disciplines and with external partners, taking smart, calculated risks to turn promising ideas into tangible solutions, products, processes or services that make a positive and meaningful impact upon society. Students are trusted to learn. In their programs and through experiential learning opportunities students solve complex problems, think critically and communicate clearly, gaining the confidence and knowledge to build careers, enter diverse professions or to launch their own ventures and create jobs.

The evolution of Ryerson has positioned the University to be ready and able to take on a role in keeping with its success as a connector, builder and innovator. This is Ryerson’s time to lead. For more about Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit: www.ryerson.ca

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf   

The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Apply below to begin). The application must contain the following:

●      a letter of application responding to the six selection criteria of the position as listed above
●      a curriculum vitae
●      a concise digital portfolio of selected design and research that supports your application (50 MB maximum)
●      the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references if and when the candidate is shortlisted.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Russell Richman, at: archsci.hiring@ryerson.ca 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by January 8, 2018, but will be accepted until a short list is created. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Melissa Rotundo at mjrotund@ryerson.ca.  

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