Associate Professor – Landscape Architecture


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Education January 25, 2016 John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto Toronto, ON, Canada

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The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Landscape Architecture and/or design-based Urbanism. This appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will be effective July 1, 2016.

Candidates should have training in Landscape Architecture, or some combination of Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Planning and must be engaged in creative practice and scholarship of an international caliber with demonstrated excellence in both teaching and design-based research. A Master’s degree in a related discipline is required, and a PhD is desirable. Candidates will have the capacity to engage the scales and levels of complexity at the intersections between landscapes, cities, infrastructure, and the natural environment. Candidates must also have an established record of internationally-recognized scholarship, with sustained evidence of publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences and accolades for creative work.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong commitment to design, and a capacity to advance the allied landscape, art and urban disciplines in a way that can contribute meaningfully to the diverse population and intellectual milieu at the Daniels Faculty. Beyond teaching and undertaking research in their area of specialization and across our various undergraduate, professional, post-professional and forthcoming PhD programs, the successful candidate will also take on a significant role in the development of studios and lecture courses that address the concerns of landscape architecture and urbanism at the undergraduate level. Areas of focus may include design research, traditional scholarship in the history and theory of landscape architecture and cities, but should also somehow critically examine the effect of emerging technologies, information modeling, landscape ecology, and urban metrics on contemporary practice. The Faculty is especially interested in individuals with a solid record of teaching excellence and a commitment to innovative teaching in relationship to the three areas of specialization in our undergraduate program: design, history/theory, and technology.

Set within a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual studies in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. 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, cultural products and built work of many of our faculty. In addition to engaging a wide array of globally positioned academic, industry, cultural/institutional and public sector partners, the Faculty also benefits from ties to adjacent disciplines within the University of Toronto (including but not limited to Engineering, Art History, Geography and Planning, Literary Studies, Information Science, Medicine/Public Health and Law) via cross-disciplinary teaching appointments, research collaborations and institutions such as the Jackman Humanities Institute.

Following a decade-long transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, and a recent, major increase in its endowment, the Daniels Faculty is expanding its foundation in undergraduate teaching, and its research capacity by developing a PhD in Architecture, Landscape, and Design Studies. To accommodate growth in its curricular offerings, an increase in its research and outreach programs, and our growing community of students, faculty and staff, a new building complex is now being constructed by the Faculty on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent. This appointment, along with several other recent and planned appointments, is part of this ambitious program of reform and renewal.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. (referencing #1600106).

Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, a statement outlining current and future research objectives, representative examples of work such as design work/portfolio, publications, evidence of research, and the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2016, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Kim Ryan at 416-978-3089 or [email protected]

For more information on the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design please visit our website at:

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 strongly encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.