Free open Job in North, South & Central America Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Building Science and Architectural Design at University of Calgary

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Position Description

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the Masters of Architecture program in the area of Building Science and architectural design. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program, teach graduate courses in the area of their specialization in addition to design studios, seminars/electives in the program of architecture, supervise graduate thesis students, contribute to the graduate program, participate in the affairs of the department and faculty, and engage with the wider community.

The successful candidate will have a professional degree in architecture (MArch/BArch) and a post-professional degree (at the Master or Doctoral level) with a focus in the area of Building Science applied to the field of Architecture. Candidates should present evidence of previous professional practice, teaching experience in studio, design workshop and classroom settings, and have a proposed program of academic research with a focus in building science, as both a research initiative and design enterprise with a strong feedback loop between their research and teaching activities. With a preferred focus on ecological agency and northern climates, the successful candidate should be able to unlock multi­disciplinary research collaborations that turn on building performance and BIM that connects to innovation in building design, construction, and operations. The School has an expectation that these collaborations will engage emerging design and fabrication technology at a high level.

Research excellence may be demonstrated through peer reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and a proven record of successfully securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a convincing statement of teaching philosophy and examples of student work to be included in the portfolio. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community.

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape offers graduate level professional course-based programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and planning as well as research degrees at the Master and PhD levels all with strong interdisciplinary traditions. Our new City Building Design Lab elevates this mission to a new level by bringing 25,000 sq. ft of teaching, research, and community outreach spaces into the heart of downtown Calgary.

The School’s commitment to innovation is demonstrated through a curriculum that provides students platforms for semester long study abroad programs, weeklong intensive master classes, and growing facilities for computational design, simulation and making. These are supported by award winning faculty members, including practitioners and applied researchers with design portfolios across a variety of media and scales.

The Master of Architecture program has embarked on a continuing investment into technology, space and research support focused on equitable community engaged design. We are now expanding this investment by adding to our teaching and research cohort through targeted hires over the next two years. This position is part of the second phase of expanding our community of highly engaged faculty. For more information about the Department/School, please visit

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online through the following link: Applications should include:

  • updated curriculum vitae
  • statement of intent including teaching philosophy and research interests
  • portfolio that includes samples of professional work, research and student work
  • names and contact information for 3 referees. Referees should be able to evaluate a candidate’s experience in teaching, research and practice.

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized in a way that may require you to merge documents. All materials should be submitted online as PDF files.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2021

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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. 

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the School of Achitecture, Planning and Landscape visit Careers in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.