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Assistant Professor – Architecture and Urbanism (Design and Architectural Conservation)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Design and Architectural Conservation
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 Architectural Conservation, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.

The candidate will possess a thorough understanding of values in the decision-making processes of architectural conservation. Candidates should possess a strong background in both the theory and the practice of conservation. The applicant will demonstrate sensitivity and knowledge with regards to the rehabilitation of existing structures, and to their social and material value. Work experience as a Conservation Architect in adaptive reuse, dealing with contemporary needs, digital documentation, sustainability and embodied energy, is desirable.

Excellent studio teaching skills are required at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. Potential for research collaborations in diverse fields, knowledge of sustainable heritage conservation practices, command of heritage documentation and conservation strategies, understanding of cultural landscapes and of broader questions of culture and place, are expected.

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 with research and expression that relies on emerging digital technologies. Study-abroad programs for all our students are integrated into our curriculum and pedagogy, and offer outstanding research and study opportunities. Our students’ training culminates in a thesis at the graduate level which links architectural theory, design proposition and critical practices in heritage and conservation.

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism has approximately 360 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students. The Conservation and Sustainability program has 60 undergraduate students and 10 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 Ph.D. The Master of Architecture program currently holds a six-year CACB accreditation, granted in 2017.

Further information on the School is available from the Web site


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:

Registration as an Architect and/or a Ph.D (Architecture or a discipline related to Architectural Conservation)
Familiarity and experience with the Canadian context.
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 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 a 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 20th, 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.