Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development

Deadline: May 14, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #18-21

Position Description:

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Landscape Architecture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph has an established international reputation offering two of Canada’s leading and enduring programs.  For more than 50 years, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture have produced landscape architects who practice around the world and participate in the full spectrum of the discipline. We seek an individual who wants to join as a colleague to work collaboratively in continuing to foster Guelph’s professional programs through rigorous instruction and research, and genuine interest in the knowledge areas and practice of Landscape Architecture.  

At a minimum, we require a colleague who will teach the discipline and practice of design to Landscape Architecture students through the development of knowledge, skills and values in a variety of applications.  We are seeking an individual with specific strength in the area of, but not limited to, landscape architectural construction and technology. Interest in ecological design, green infrastructure, plant identification and planting design (preferred), and/or manual and digital technologies for construction communication and management are desirable.

Anticipating a future defined by both global practice and program applicants with a crusading determination to manage resources critical to human well-being and environmental resiliency, we welcome a colleague interested in pursuing effective outcomes through leadership, collaboration and innovative design.

You will be expected to contribute to our professional Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture programs in the capacity of teaching, research and service and to participate in the supervision of Master’s students and with potential for PhD students (preferred).

The University of Guelph

The University of Guelph (http://www.uoguelph.ca) is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of approximately 23,000 students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario and is 100km west of Toronto, Ontario. The City of Guelph, situated in the heart of southern Ontario, is a vibrant community of over 121,000 and is rated as one of Canada’s most livable cities.

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD)

SEDRD was founded on a commitment to the integration of design, ecology and culture in the design and management of human and natural environments. As professional undergraduate- and graduate-level faculty, we strive for an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment that emphasizes a cooperative, collegial approach to research, teaching and outreach. SEDRD has a strong history and reputation in research, outreach, creative activity and professional practice. We offer a professional course-based Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a thesis-based Master of Landscape Architecture, as well as graduate programs in Rural Planning & Development, Capacity Development & Extension, and Rural Studies. Please visit our website https://www.uoguelph.ca/sedrd/    

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Landscape Architecture

Our mission in Landscape Architecture is to excel at comprehensive and evidence-based education, innovation, and scholarship in the art and science of landscape architecture preparing graduates to lead professional practice into the future. We invite applications from qualified candidates who can work within our interdisciplinary environment and who can contribute to teaching across the School’s programs. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development and delivery of Landscape Architecture instruction in lecture and studio courses, seminars, and fieldwork, and in the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

Applicants must have a degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program; a Master degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant professional practice; and/or a PhD (preferred) in Landscape Architecture or relevant discipline (the Ph.D. degree must be completed or nearing completion at the time of the appointment). Depending on these qualifications, the successful applicant should have a strong record of significant professional practice and/or research productivity and, preferably, previous teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicants should have membership in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects or be eligible for and interested in attaining membership.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a statement of achievements; current and future interests in teaching, research, outreach, and service; and examples of creative work supportive of the position.  Candidates are also required to provide three references and participate in a public/open interview process.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.  Please send applications to:

The Director
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Email: sedrd.hr@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.