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Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture

Post Date:

September 7, 2018


University of British Columbia


Vancouver, BC Canada


SALA seeks an innovative scholar and teacher able to bring critical historiographical and theoretical perspectives in architecture to a vigorous design education community in which history and theory are core competencies crucial to design thinking and method. The position begins on July 1, 2019. 

You will pursue a significant and productive research and scholarship agenda, teach an innovative suite of history/theory courses and contribute service to SALA, UBC, and the community. Ideally, your teaching, research and scholarships will contribute to SALA and UBC’s academic themes and priorities.

Teaching associated with this position include architectural history courses central to a reconfigured history/theory curriculum in which hybrid lecture / discussion / seminar courses link particular topics defined by faculty to broader historical themes and methodologies. 

You must hold a Ph.D. degree in architectural history or a related field at time of appointment and have successfully taught history and theory courses to students of architecture. 

SALA is a close-knit and collaborative community of approximately 300 students and 24 faculty.  We are known for our commitment to quality design education directed toward the urgent human and environmental issues of our times, and to the artful integration of the built and natural environment across scales. We engage these themes through many academic and research interactions with the 'living laboratories' of UBC campus, the Vancouver metropolitan region, and our associated professional communities.

To view the full position description, and for details on how to apply, visit The application deadline is November 15 2018, or until the position is filled. 

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