University of Manitoba
Department of Architecture
Position #: 24086
Closing date: September 1, 2018, or until filled.
Position start date: January 1, 2019
The Faculty of Architecture invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture beginning January 1, 2019, or on a date mutually agreed upon.
The Faculty of Architecture seeks a colleague to teach design and building systems.
Candidates must possess a professional degree in architecture and a post-professional degree in architecture or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate research achievements through scholarship and/or practice, and have demonstrated capability to teach architectural design studio and building systems, integrating sustainability and building technologies. The candidate should demonstrate effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Candidates holding a Ph.D. and/or professional architectural registration are preferred. The successful candidate will teach architecture design studio and core technology courses in building science, carry out an independent research agenda, and perform University service.
The Department of Architecture
We are an energetic and diverse group of professors, instructors and practitioners who are committed to integrating design education with active scholarship and practice. The Department advocates “thinking through making” and values diverse approaches to material research, representation and integrated technologies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to carry out research at the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST), the FABLab, our wood shop, and various interdisciplinary labs across campus. Our programs and researchers pursue design excellence; social and environmental sustainability; interdisciplinary explorations; urban design; northern and Indigenous communities; historical contexts and theoretical questions; material and construction innovation; new media; integrated practices; and community engagement. We actively collaborate with the other design disciplines within our Faculty and research units across our university, including the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Environment Earth and Resources, Arts, and Fine Arts. We also have established links with other universities and research organizations nationally and internationally. The professional program in Architecture is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).
The Faculty of Architecture and the Community
The Faculty is comprised of an undergraduate Environmental Design Program; four accredited professional programmes in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture; and a Ph.D. in Planning and Design. The University of Manitoba is a doctoral / research institution with 30,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff. Winnipeg is a vibrant Prairie city of 700,000 with an entrepreneurial spirit and a rich architectural history. Winnipeg has a remarkable range of arts and cultural institutions. Venues such as Storefront MB, The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and RAW Gallery actively promote design in the city and beyond.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the Faculty and Department is available at http:/www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture.
Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter including a statement of interest, expertise and pedagogical philosophy; a teaching dossier; a portfolio, including samples of scholarly research; and the names of three (3) references.
Applications will be considered beginning September 1, 2018 and will be open until the position is filled.
Interviews of short-listed candidates will commence thereafter. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba)”. Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process. Please forward complete application to:
Head, Department of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
201 John A. Russell Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2