Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

Job Information
Author mccrearj
Date January 5, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company University of Guelph
Location Guelph, ON
Category Education/Administrative
Contact Information
[email protected]

College: Ontario Agricultural College
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Date Posted: December 16, 2020
Deadline: February 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-18
Position Description:

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

SEDRD is actively involved in Canadian and international landscape architecture, planning and capacity development. 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, both professionally accredited programs, have produced landscape architects who practice around the world and participate in the full spectrum of the discipline. SEDRD invites applications from individuals who want 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.

The most common distribution of effort for SEDRD faculty is teaching (40%), research (40%) and service/outreach (20%). The ideal candidate will be an early career professional with the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate PhD degree;
  2. Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in pursuing effective landscape architecture outcomes through leadership, collaboration and innovative design, preferably in an interdisciplinary team environment;
  3. Demonstrated ability to raise funds for research and development projects from private and public sector granting agencies;
  4. Establish record of publication (creative works included) in interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals;
  5. Work experience and/or educational background appropriate to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; and to supervise graduate student interests in at least three of the following subject areas: design theory; site planning and urban design; ecological design, green infrastructure and environmental resiliency; plant identification and planting design; professional practice; human health and well-being; and, analog and/or digital technologies for design communication and management.
  6. Certification by a professional landscape architecture body recognized by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture (CSLA), or work experience and/or educational background appropriate to qualify for candidate status with one of the nine (9) sub-component associations of the CSLA within five years of appointment.

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development

Part of the Ontario Agricultural College, SEDRD reflects the imperatives in building authentic communities where landscape architects, leaders, communicators, planners, the citizens and politicians all play important interdependent roles in community strength. The faculty strive to create a work environment that emphasizes a cooperative, collegial approach to teaching, research and outreach. SEDRD offers the following programs: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture; MSc and MPLAN in Rural Planning & Development; MSc in Capacity Development & Extension; and PhD in Rural Studies having a focus on sustainable landscape systems and sustainable rural communities. The school currently supports several other programs in the College and at the University with several focused courses on design, communications, planning, sustainable communities, and recreation and tourism.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a summary of relevant achievements; and (4) a brief statement of areas of current and future interests in teaching, research and outreach. Evaluations of prior teaching experience will be expected. The cover letter should speak directly to the 6 qualifications listed above. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Sean Kelly
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email [email protected] 

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.

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