McGill University

Two Positions in Architecture

Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering
McGill University

The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University, one of eight teaching units within the Faculty of Engineering, invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on the 1st of August 2020.

We seek individuals who bridge highly-developed design pedagogies with well-demonstrated capacities for scholarly and/or applied research and dissemination of knowledge. The selected candidates will present a record of success and evidence of making strong contributions to architecture in one or a combination of the following areas: computational design, fabrication, construction, and/or structures.

Candidates must have a professional degree in architecture as well as an advanced research degree in architecture or a related field. A Ph.D. and/or eligibility for professional registration will be preferred; knowledge of French is also an asset. Applicants should present a dossier of scholarly/professional publications and/or an accomplished design practice in architecture. Candidates must have robust teaching experience, with focus on design studio pedagogy, and demonstrated capacities for supervising and mentoring students. In acknowledgement of the diversity of McGill University’s student body, these positions require dedication to an environment that supports diversity and intersectionality. We invite all candidates to address these considerations in their submissions.

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 and teaching. The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture is at an important moment of transformation and development, with several recent tenure-track hires.

Review of applications begins on 1 December 2019 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 two pages, (3) samples of design work and student studio work (not to exceed 10 pages), (4) three publications, and (5) the names of at least three references (who will only be contacted in the second stage of review). All documents must be sent as a single PDF via email to and addressed to:

Prof. Avi Friedman
Professor and Search Committee Chair
Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture
McGill University

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigor 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; see

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, through email at or phone at 514-398-2477.

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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