Contract Lecturer: Landscape Design (Winter 2020)


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Education 18 days ago Ryerson University Toronto, ON, Cana

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Job description

Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.

Course Information

This course in landscape design, site and environmental planning engages students in the development and application of personal design philosophy towards the built and naturalistic environment. This is achieved through researching the professional work, styles and paradigms of internationally recognized architects, landscape architects, artists, planners and designers from the 19th­ – 21st Century.

Course Semester/Term Hours/Section Estimated Number of Students
ASC 853/AR8217 Landscape Design, Theory & Application Winter 2020 3 hours 30
A part-time hourly appointment / one semester is for less than 9 hours in any one semester.


Evidence may be requested for all categories.


Applicant must possess a minimum of a first professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch. OR M.Arch.) or Landscape Architecture (B.L.A. OR M.L.A.).

Applicants with PhD in the subject/related field will be given priority.


Applicant must have 5 years minimum experience as a practising licensed architect/landscape architect (OAA/OALA, preferr a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Environmental Studies or a related discip


Applicant should possess current knowledge of histories, theories and practices of landscape architecture.

Teaching Skills

Applicant must have demonstrated ability to teach effectively in large lecture format and in small group settings, to advanced University students.

Interactive skills

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with colleagues and students; ability to work effectively in groups; ability to resolve conflicts constructively; ability to carry out the duties and obligations of an Instructor in a respectful manner; ability to empathize with others and consider varied perspectives; commitment to on-going self-assessment.

Application Instruction

Applicant Responsibilities
Candidates who wish to apply for these postings must provide an application with the following information defined in Article 14.9 of the current CUPE 3904 Unit 1 collective agreement http //

  • The type of appointment that is preferred.
  • The courses or number of sections of the same course and/or package they would like to teach
  • Attach an updated resume and any other relevant information concerning their candidacy.
  • Which courses of all those posted by the Department the candidates consider themselves qualified to teach. (If possible, include the number of times the course content of each of the applied -for courses has been taught).
  • The address or addresses to which the letter of appointment should be sent, and any periods when the candidates cannot be contacted.
  • Instructors with priority of consideration may include which of the Continuing Education credit courses they would prefer should the volume of teaching applied for not be available from the teaching functions available to discharge

Candidates will be evaluated using the following rating criteria and weightings
Rating Criteria – Weighting%

  • Education – 15%
  • Experience – 20%
  • Currency – 30%
  • Teaching skills – 25%
  • Interactive skills – 10%

Application Deadline

Please Submit a letter of application, updated curriculum vitae and currency report (if applicable) by Friday, May 17th, 2019.

For questions about the curriculum, please contact Professor June Komisar at [email protected]
For questions about the application process, please contact Kathleen Sojor Champlin [email protected] .