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Assistant/Associate, Architecture and Urbanism (Design and Building Technologies)

Carleton University

About the Position

Field of Specialization: Design and Building Technologies
Academic Unit: Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism:
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2022
Closing Date: Until position filled

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience.

We seek applicants with a deep understanding of how buildings are assembled and what role architecture plays in exacerbating or mitigating the climate crisis— with an emphasis on construction for cold climates. Professional or research areas of specialization might include but are not limited to materials and material systems, building performance simulation and evaluation, building envelope design, rehabilitation-renewal of 20th century buildings, and climate-mitigation construction strategies. Whether rooted in professional practice or research, successful candidates will situate their work within a decolonial and anti-racist framework. Applicants may for example interrogate the seemingly straightforward paradigms of building construction by addressing complex ecological relationships, labour practices as they relate to material choices and assemblies, and assumptions about the built environments of marginalized communities. Through both teaching and research, the incumbent will open the field of building technology to embrace complex, transdisciplinary challenges of our time.

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism offers instruction in architecture to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The successful applicant’s teaching may occur at any or all these levels and will include studios and general core courses in the technical stream of our pre-professional and professional programs, as well as specialized seminars and supervision of thesis students.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

About the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
Occupying traditional, unceded Anishinaabe territory, the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism brings together a vibrant student community of diverse backgrounds in an iconic building that was designed for its purpose and serves as an active pedagogical tool. State of the art wood and metal shops, digital media labs, gallery and studios support the school’s enduring commitment to craft and making. We offer a Bachelor of Architecture Studies (BAS) with majors in Architectural Design, Conservation and Sustainability, and Urbanism; 2 and 3 year Master of Architecture options; a post-professional Master in Architectural Studies; and a PhD in Architecture. The School fosters a research-intensive culture supported by dynamic research labs and a growing faculty with diverse scholarly interests. Please see: https://architecture.carleton.ca/assets.

The School enjoys multidisciplinary collaborations with departments throughout Carleton University and is increasingly invested in national mandates for truth and reconciliation and in local and global debates around social and spatial justice. Further information on the School is available here: http://carleton.ca/architecture/.

Required Qualifications
A terminal professional degree in Architecture.
A record of high-quality design, professional, and/or scholarly work.
Demonstrated teaching and research potential in building systems and assembly.
Proficiency in English.

Additional Desired Qualifications
A Ph.D. and/or Professional Registration.
Teaching experience including studio and courses focusing on contemporary, relevant, and holistic approaches to integrating passive and active building systems.

To Apply
Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF file, and must contain the following documents:
1. a cover letter and curriculum vitae,
2. a statement of research and/or creative practice interests,
3. a portfolio (40 MB total maximum / please identify collaborative works, including roles and authors):
- Teaching materials and student work from design teaching (20 pages).
- Professional, research, and creative or scholarly work (20 pages).
4. The names and contact information for three professional, academic, or community references.

Send your compiled document to Claire Ryan at claireryan@cunet.carleton.ca. Please indicate if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University
Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.