Assistant Professor

Posted November 1, 2017 - Closes January 5, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture
Position number: 24273
Academic - Full-Time/Tenure Track

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Position start date: July 1, 2018
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date for applications: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 5, 2018 and will remain open until the position is filled

The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is dedicated to excellence in the design of the human environment.  We offer an undergraduate program in Environmental Design and fully accredited graduate programs in Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Architecture and Interior Design, as well as a PhD program in Design and Planning.  We aim to provide an inspiring learning environment based on ethical principles and profound knowledge in order to prepare students for the complex demands confronting practitioners in the design disciplines.  Additional information on the Department of Landscape Architecture is available at: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/programs/landarchitecture/index.html.

We are seeking applicants with a passion for design in landscape architecture who are able to work across disciplines and to apply innovative and creative approaches to their work.  Candidates must have professional experience in landscape architecture and/or landscape planning, and the ability to teach design studios and practice-oriented lecture courses, and to advise thesis / practicum students.

The position includes teaching studios and lecture courses in the ED 3 and ED 4 years of the Landscape + Urbanism option and/or the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program.  Teaching load will be subject to the forthcoming Faculty of Architecture Guidelines and will generally comprise two studios and one lecture course or one studio and two lecture courses in each academic year.

The position also requires the appointee to engage in scholarly and service activities as described in the Faculty of Architecture Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/media/Guidelines_for_Tenure_and_Promotion_2013-05-14.pdf

Terms of appointment for professorial positions are covered by the Collective Agreement between the University and the University Faculty Association (UMFA) and can be found at: http://umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/staff_relations/academic/UMFA.html.  The appointee will report to (and be assigned teaching duties by) the Head of Landscape Architecture.

Person Specification

Candidates will be reviewed in terms of the following criteria:

  • Masters degree in Landscape Architecture (or overseas equivalent)
  • at least five years of post graduation experience including recognised design accomplishment at a range of scales
  • eligibility for full professional membership of the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects / Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
  • demonstrable research ability and achievement
  • competence in studio teaching and in practical skills instruction
  • competence in current digital technologies (with GIS abilities being an asset).

 

Application Details
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants are requested to submit (in digital format):

  • cover letter providing a statement of interest in the position
  • current Curriculum Vitae
  • portfolio of their professional and scholarly work including a research statement
  • names and addresses of three referees from whom confidential references may be obtained.

 

Applicants are requested to submit their materials by Friday, January 5, 2018 with a view to interviews of short-listed candidates before the end of March 2018.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of the Manitoba "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (FIPPA).  Please note, however, that Curricula Vitae will be provided, confidentially, to members of the Search Committee.

Please forward complete applications to:


Professor Alan Tate

Head of Landscape Architecture
Russell Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2
Email:
alan.tate@umanitoba.ca

Telephone: 204-474-7173

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