The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Architecture. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will be effective July 1, 2014.
Candidates will be expected to possess demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the area of Building Science and Technology. The successful candidate will take a lead role in research and teaching of courses in the technics stream, with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: building envelopes, structures, environmental control systems (HVAC), sustainable and resilient building systems design. In addition to teaching core M.Arch. courses in building science and technology, the incumbent will offer electives and research supervision in their area of specialization. Coordinating with other faculty, contribution to the integration of building science and technology courses within architectural design studios is expected.
Set within a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built geographies in a way that situates design to meet its contemporary challenges. An emphasis on the connections between all of the design disciplines at work in the remaking of the built environment is apparent in the scholarly research and built work of many of our faculty.
Following a decade-long transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, and a recent, major increase in its endowment, the Faculty is expanding its foundation in undergraduate teaching, and its research capacity by developing a PhD in Architecture, Landscape, and Design Studies. To accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings, and an increase in its research and outreach programs, a new building complex is being constructed by the Faculty on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent.
The Daniels Faculty is particularly committed to exploring new modes of practice by drawing on the community of minds at the University of Toronto, and a wide array of globally positioned academic, industry, and public sector partners. The Faculty enjoys ties with a number of adjacent disciplines within the University of Toronto (Engineering, Geography and Planning, Art, Literary Studies, Information, Medicine/Health) via both cross-disciplinary teaching appointments and various forms of research.
The Daniels Faculty would be an especially engaging environment for someone whose research and/or creative professional activity explores the technical/environmental design and construction of buildings and/or infrastructure. Candidates would be expected to bring a substantial technical research program complemented by creative professional activities, and to demonstrate not only a capacity to fuse their agenda with the interests and commitments of the faculty, but to build new research capacities and relationships.
The search will focus on an individual with an appropriate background in building science, engineering or applied science, and possessing a Ph.D. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. http://uoft.me/academicopportunities (referencing #1301776).
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, a statement outlining current and future research objectives, and representative examples of publications, research, and design work. If you have questions about this position, please contact Kevin Wilson (email@example.com, T 416 946 0208, F 416 971 2432).
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of three referees directly to the department via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date, January 20, 2014.
For more information on the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design please visit our website at: http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.