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Assistant Professor, Architecture and Urbanism (Design and Advanced Building Science)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Design and Advanced Building Science
Academic Unit: Architecture and Urbanism
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: January 20, 2019
About the Position:

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track appointment in Design and Advanced Building Systems, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive and critical understanding of the social, material, and cultural dimensions of comprehensive building systems in a variety of environmental and climatic conditions, with particular emphasis on, but not limited to, Canadian and Northern environments.

Accomplished candidates will take leadership in the teaching of integrated environmental control systems, advanced passive technologies, construction materials, structural systems, building envelopes and material assemblies, primarily at the graduate, but also at the undergraduate, level of architectural education. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an engaging Advanced Building Systems course in support of our M.Arch studios. We seek applicants who have excellent studio teaching skills at both the graduate and the undergraduate level, who will foster critical questions, and whose research interests include innovative building techniques, new hybrid materials, digital technologies and fabrication and their social and cultural dimensions, and how advanced building systems help us adapt to a changing climate.

About the Academic Unit:

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism builds on a strong design core that is integrated with and supplemented by theoretical, conceptual, historical and technical courses and workshops. Our School nurtures the melding of traditional modes of architectural exploration and representation (hand­ making) with research and expression that relies on emerging digital technologies.

Study-abroad programs for our undergraduate and graduate students are integrated into our curriculum and pedagogy, and offer staff and students’ outstanding research and study opportunities. Our students’ training culminates in a thesis at the graduate level which brings together architectural theory and design propositions.

The School has approximately 360 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students. We have an expanding teaching staff equivalent to 35 faculty, including contract instructors and national and international visiting faculty. Academic programs include three undergraduate majors, a Master of Architecture, a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation, and a PhD. The Master of Architecture program currently holds a six-year CACB accreditation, granted in 2017.

Further information on the School is available here:


Required Qualifications:

A professional degree (M.Arch or equivalent) in Architecture.
A demonstrated record of engaged teaching and scholarship as reflected in publications and a teaching portfolio and/or a professional portfolio of work in architectural conservation.
Proficiency in English.
Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. and/or Professional Registration
The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high-quality research program, to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to contribute to the academic life of the Department.

Application Instructions:

Please submit materials in one single PDF document and any questions via e-mail to Claire Ryan, School Administrator at Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching dossier and portfolio of creative work, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three referees. The deadline for applications is January 20, 2019.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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