Open rank position at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture
The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University invites applications for one full-time tenure-stream position (open rank). It is strongly preferred that candidates have earned a professionally accredited degree in architecture (Master of Architecture degree preferred) and a Ph.D. degree in architecture or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter so that they can contribute to the teaching of core courses in our curriculum. Candidates without these credentials who demonstrate an outstanding record of academic and professional accomplishments may be considered.
Architectural education at McGill University has a long and distinguished record in housing research and practice, critical historical studies and architectural theory, sustainability, spatial justice, and design and technology studies. Our professionally accredited B.Sc.(Arch.) and M.Arch. programs and research-based Ph.D. and forthcoming M.Sc,(Arch) programs are energized by a close-knit and spirited community of students. The School is currently transforming its tenure-track faculty and launching large-scale collaborative research initiatives to confront the global challenges of climate change. The School is critically revising its structures and approaches to architectural education in response to passionate appeal from our community for racial justice.
We are seeking candidates who can benefit from this dynamic landscape and contribute to our current research and teaching priorities in any combination of the following areas:
- History and theory of architecture and climate
- History of the built environment (pre-modern)
- Climate responsive design
- Foundational design education
- Computational design and making
Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate an outstanding professional record of accomplishment and excellence in teaching, research, and administration, as well as a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the School’s needs in our B.Sc.(Arch.), M.Arch, M.Sc. (Arch.), and Ph.D. programs, recruit and advise doctoral students and undergraduate or graduate research assistants, and provide service to the department and university community. The ability to develop and sustain a level of performance activity and research commensurate with the University’s expectations for tenure is required. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program of international distinction.
Opportunities: The School of Architecture offers a collegial environment with opportunities for interaction and collaboration with world-class researchers within the School, across the University, and the city which is home to six major universities.
For Associate and full Professor ranks, the possibility of obtaining a designated chair position will be considered.
University: Situated in the heart of bilingual Montreal, in Quebec where the official language is French, McGill University is a research-intensive institution rated among the top 25 in the world. It engages Montreal’s vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environment. McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.
Application: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a short statement of their vision of architectural education and research, and the names of at least three references to:
Letter writers will only be contacted in case of a shortlist. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Commitment to Equity and Diversity
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.