Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
The University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture program, effective July 1, 2014.
The Landscape Architecture program resides within the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture on the Point Gray Campus and offers a Canadian Schools of Landscape Architecture and American Schools of Landscape Architecture accredited graduate-level professional degree (MLA), a graduate-level research degree (MASLA) and, in association with Architecture, an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (ENDS) as well as a new Master of Urban Design degree. Through its undergraduate, professional and research programs, SALA aspires to produce outstanding graduates equipped to provide the design and intellectual leadership that will contribute to civil and sustainable patterns of living.
SALA seeks applicants demonstrating intellectual rigour and inquiry in an area of current and emerging theory and practice of landscape architecture. A proven commitment to quality design teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and productive scholarship or creative practice are essential.
Candidates must hold a Master of Landscape Architecture and/or a PhD in Landscape Architecture or a related field. Previous teaching experience, professional practice and a record of relevant scholarly activity are highly desirable.
The successful candidate will offer graduate and undergraduate courses and design studios in the MLA, MASLA and ENDS programs and supervise graduate students. The candidate will also pursue research, scholarship and/or creative practice in a core area of the discipline. Contributions to the committee structure and service requirements of the School are also expected.
Interested applicants should submit a short biography and curriculum vitae, a statement of interest including a research plan, supplemented with evidence of selected examples of work and a teaching portfolio (where applicable). A list of four references with contact information must be included.
The application deadline is December 15, 2013. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia's Human Resources online careers page at www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/16610. This search shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Invited visits to the School by preferred candidates for an interview are anticipated in February or March 2014.
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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.