Assistant professor in environmental systems

Deeply committed to the quality of the built and natural environment, we are a close-knit school of architecture and landscape architecture at one of the world’s top 20 public universities.

We are located in Vancouver, an ideal laboratory to prepare the next generations of architects, landscape architects, designers, and planners to respond to the urgent human and environmental issues of our times. A rapidly growing gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is at the forefront of urban design and renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The region offers a dramatic natural context supporting diverse urban, suburban, and agricultural landscapes.

We are looking for a new colleague to teach students to become intellectual and creative leaders, articulate spokespersons, and progressive agents of change for society, and invite applications for this full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor effective July 1, 2017.

Position summary

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate sustained inquiry about environmental systems in architecture and experience in connecting environmental sciences across scales. The candidate we seek will pursue a related area of innovative research and scholarship and/or creative practice, and engage the future of design practice through integration of technical issues into the design curriculum. A commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and competence in both quantitative and qualitative aspects of design and building environmental performance are important attributes.

Teaching responsibilities will include technical courses, participation in design studios in the undergraduate and professional programs, and supervision of graduate students. We require previous teaching experience and strongly prefer a PhD in Architectural Science or a closely related discipline.

Application process

The search will be two-stage process. If interested in this position, submit a short biography, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of interest. The search committee will invite those applicants who most closely meet the requirements of the position to provide additional information that includes a concise research plan, a portfolio of work (including creative work and writing samples), a teaching portfolio, and three references with contact information.

We will also ask you to complete an equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous, and the information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The Faculty of Applied Science provides further information for prospective faculty.

The application deadline is October 31, 2016. We will notify applicants selected for the second stage by November 30, 2016, and subsequently invite preferred candidates to visit the school for an interview in early winter 2017. The search will remain open until we have identified a suitable candidate.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.