Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design

Posted June 6, 2018 - Closes September 1, 2018

The Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure in the area of Landscape Architecture. This appointment is anticipated to commence on January 1, 2019 or upon a mutually agreeable date.

The successful candidate will contribute to design studio teaching, engage in design-based research and develop theory courses related to landscape architecture, urban design, regional planning, cultural landscapes, and climate change adaptation. Although our program is focused on the unique regional context of Calgary, Alberta and Western Canada, our students need to be prepared to contribute to other geographical and cultural settings, and we also offer study abroad opportunities. The successful candidate will assist in shaping the ongoing development of the Master of Landscape Architecture program, and contribute to our other professional programs where possible, and will be expected to supervise students in the Faculty’s research-based degree programs (Master of Environmental Design and PhD in Environmental Design).

We are looking for an experienced colleague to join us as we continue to build our new Master of Landscape Architecture degree program. You are passionate about the profession of landscape architecture, committed to excellence in teaching, and have professional practice experience. You also have a research agenda that you would like to advance within our interdisciplinary academic setting.

The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture and have had strong professional practice experience within the area of Landscape Architecture. A PhD (completed or in progress) in a related discipline would be a definite asset. Applicants should have membership in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) or equivalent professional landscape architecture organization or be eligible and interested in pursuing membership.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must present evidence of high quality professional practice or a strong academic research program, and evidence of previous high quality teaching.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must, in addition to the qualifications listed above, have an established research program, a strong publication record, previous successful teaching at the graduate level, and experience in community-engaged academic or professional work. Previous leadership experience will be an asset.

The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) was founded on an overarching commitment to the integration of design, ecology, and culture in the making and managing of human and bio-social environments. EVDS was established in 1971, and over the past four decades, has provided an interdisciplinary approach to professional education and graduate research. In 2015, EVDS launched the MLA, the first graduate program in landscape architecture in Canada since 1980. Our first accreditation visit took place in April 2018 and we will be publishing the outcome of that successful visit shortly. The MLA joins our Master of Architecture and Master of Planning to form a strong inter-related triad of graduate professional programs. Please visit our website for more information on our degree programs and faculty research, as well as our professional and community engagement activities.

Applications should include a letter of interest that responds to the criteria above, current curriculum vitae, examples of recent or current scholarly and/or professional work, design examples and the names and contact information of three references.  Please send applications to:

Dr. Beverly A. Sandalack FCSLA MCIP RPP
Associate Dean (Academic) Landscape + Planning
Faculty of Environmental Design
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and must be received by September 1, 2018.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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