Assistant Professor – Urban Planning and Architecture – Toronto, ON, CA | Works

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time position in the field of histories and theories of urban planning and architecture. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a start date scheduled for July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have obtained a professionally accredited degree in architecture (master’s degree in architecture preferred) and a doctorate in the history / theory of architecture and town planning or a related field at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. , with a record of excellence demonstrated in research and teaching. We are looking for candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level.

Applicants should have training and expertise in the stories, theories and critiques relevant to the intersections between architecture, urban form and urban policy. Applicants should have training and experience in architecture, urban design, and research areas related to urban planning more broadly. Candidates will have demonstrated their ability to undertake research on the intersections between cities, infrastructure and architecture at the many scales at which these occur while drawing on and integrating the different bodies of knowledge for such work. .

Applicants must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top ranked and relevant journals in the field or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards or leading publications in the field ; the research statement submitted; presentations at major conferences; awards and distinctions; and strong endorsements from top referees.

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and the ability to contribute to the changing interests of undergraduate and graduate student populations. Responsibilities include teaching at all levels of undergraduate and graduate programs at Daniels Faculty, involvement in related faculty service, curriculum development, and student counseling. These programs include the Bachelor of Arts, Architecture Studies; Professional master’s programs in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design; and a new doctoral program in architecture, landscape architecture and design studies. Evidence of teaching excellence will be provided by teaching accomplishments; the educational file (with the required material described below) submitted as part of the application; and strong reference letters.

We are seeking a candidate with a strong commitment to the analysis of urban planning and architecture, and an ability to advance these and related disciplines in a way that can contribute significantly to the diversity of the population. and the intellectual milieu of Daniels Faculty. Please visit our home page: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at

The position will include opportunities for the candidate to collaborate with colleagues at the University of Toronto in planning / geography, environment, engineering and public health, among others, as well as with operational staff and external academic and non-academic partners. University of Toronto professors have access to the Canadian Research Councils, which offer grants and research funding opportunities unique to North America.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Housed within a preeminent research university and centrally located in one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, of town planning, visual studies and forestry in undergraduate, professional and advanced programs. . Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built and natural geographies in a way that situates design, art, and forestry to meet their contemporary challenges. The emphasis on connecting all of the design disciplines at work in overhauling the built environment is evident in the academic research and the built work of many of our faculty. After a decade of transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, and a major increase in its endowment, the Faculty has recently expanded its undergraduate and graduate programs. More recently, forestry has been welcomed as a new program that will expand the scope of research and teaching at Daniels Faculty. In response to both the growth of its program offerings and the increase in its research and outreach programs, an award-winning new building complex for the Faculty has been completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent.

All qualified applicants are welcome to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; a research statement describing current and future research interests; representative examples of publications, research and design work; and a teaching record to include a solid teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching assessments.

Applicants must provide the names and contact details of three references. The University of Toronto recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect reference letters from everyone once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references are submitted (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines are available at: Your CV and cover letter must be uploaded in the dedicated fields. Please combine the additional application documents into one or two files in PDF / MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Dean’s Office at [email protected] or 416-978-3103.

All application documents, including letters of reference, must be received by February 17, 2022.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from racialized people / people of color, women, Indigenous / Indigenous peoples of North America, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2S people. + and other people likely to contribute to diversification. of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information concerning you directly is confidential and cannot be consulted by research committees or human resources personnel. The results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among members of its community. Our values ​​of equity and diversity are linked to our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to upholding the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and to provide the necessary accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

If you need accommodations at any time during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected]

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