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Gerald Sheff Chair in Architecture

Post Date:

November 21, 2017


McGill University


Montreal, Quebec Canada


The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University, a unit within the Faculty of Engineering committed to excellence in teaching and research in its undergraduate and graduate programs, invites applications for two positions at the levels of Associate and Assistant Professor to commence on 1 August 2018:

Gerald Sheff Chair in Architecture, an Associate Professor with an outstanding record of research and design. We invite mid-career applicants with substantial experience and established academic track records to apply.

Assistant Professor of Architecture, tenure-track, with potential for an outstanding record in research and design.

We seek individuals capable of bridging research with design culture, and who are committed to architecture as a creative enterprise. The successful candidates will have a record of proven excellence in teaching and studio instruction and outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the following domains:

1-     The study of architectural challenges of urbanization, landscape change, and social transformations in diverse global contexts. We are interested in candidates who explore the cultural and theoretical implications of these issues through scholarship, design research, and innovative pedagogies in studio.

2-     Innovative and critical research on technologies of making across various media and scales — from models and prototypes to the construction of buildings. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to reconcile craft practices with digital techniques, and who engage the material entanglements and embodied aspects of architectural processes that involve such techniques.

Candidates must have a professional degree in architecture and an advanced degree in architecture or a related field, teaching experience, publications, and/or an accomplished creative practice in architecture. Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or eligibility for professional registration are preferred. Knowledge of French is an asset. Preferred qualifications include dedication to an environment that supports diversity of population and perspectives; as our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address in their application their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context.

McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic institutions in Canada, attracting over $500 million in competitive research funding each year. It has been consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys. Successful candidates will play leading roles in maintaining the University’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Review of applications begins 8 January 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests not to exceed 3 pages, (3) prospective course syllabi for a studio and a lecture and/or seminar format, (4) samples of design work (not to exceed 10 pages) and/or three publications, and (5) the names of at least three references. All documents must be sent as a single PDF via email to and addressed to:

Prof. Martin Bressani
Chair, Search Committee
School of Architecture
McGill University

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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