Université Laval

Professor of Architecture: “Habitat and Cultures”


Posting period

From 26-01-2024 to 04-03-2024

Place of work

Faculty of Planning, Architecture, Art and Design (FAAAD)_Université Laval School of Architecture (ÉAUL)

General information

Located in the heart of Old Québec, a fortified town designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Université Laval’s School of Architecture welcomes close to 500 local and international students in five programs, over three academic levels. With nearly 1,300 professors and 46,000 students, and as a research institution leading the way in sustainable development practices (STARS platinum certification), Université Laval contributes to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of architecture.

Québec is a city nestled in breathtaking natural surroundings and renowned for its vibrant business, technology, sports and cultural scenes. Opportunities abound for even the most discerning, whatever their preferences or lifestyle.

Job description

The successful candidate will demonstrate training and professional experience culminating in significant research and teaching expertise in fields related to architecture, habitats and cultures, from the perspective of intercultural approaches. This field addresses and questions the way in which architecture expresses human presence and experience. The candidate must demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the evolution of theories, methods, practices and debates in the field, whether stemming from the state of knowledge or societal trends, and their potential for addressing the shift toward sustainable and culturally adapted living environments;
  • A proven track record of collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders (from local communities to decision- makers), with tangible teaching and research achievements;
  • An ability to initiate and maintain partnerships and collaborative research

The successful candidate will teach courses and project workshops, supervise final essays and projects, conduct research or research-creation activities, participate actively in School life, operations and outreach activities, and contribute to program reviews. Project workshops are held in person at the School.


  • Teach and supervise students at all three academic levels, within and adjacent to their field of expertise;
  • Perform research or research-creation activities, and publish in their field of expertise;
  • Participate in pedagogical and administrative activities of the School of Architecture and the University;
  • Participate in external activities that showcase the School of Architecture and the University, and contribute to the development of partnerships with the scientific, industrial or professional communities.

Selection criteria

  • D. obtained or in progress (exceptionally, a Canadian candidate with the equivalent of a Ph.D. may be considered);
  • Degree in Architecture;
  • Fluency in French or a commitment to quickly reach the level required by the position;
  • Member of the professional association of architects in their place of residence (an asset);
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Relevant university teaching experience, specifically in architectural pedagogy (teaching workshops), within and adjacent to their field of expertise;
  • Quality research or research-creation achievements, publications, and development potential in architecture, habitats and cultures;
  • Ability to obtain research or research-creation
  • Peer recognition in the field of habitats and cultures (awards, publications, grants and bursaries, )



The application must include:

  • A letter of intent, including reasons for wanting to move to Québec, for all external candidates;
  • A complete curriculum vitae;
  • A portfolio of relevant projects;
  • Contact information for three references

Please email your application in PDF to direction@arc.ulaval.ca.

Application deadline: March 4, 2024, 12 p.m. (noon, Québec time) Expected start date: September 1, 2024


For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins to apply, in particular, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. However, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.