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Assistant Professor of landscape architecture

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia

(Vancouver), seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in landscape architecture to begin July 1, 2020.

We seek applicants whose research agendas use design strategies to address urgent challenges related to global climate change and spatial justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership in one of the three research areas: critical perspectives on landscape technologies, novel ways of visualizing dynamic systems, or investigations in ecological resilience.

The successful candidate will pursue a productive research and scholarship agenda, develop an innovative teaching portfolio that both relates to their research and contributes to the core curriculum and contribute to service within the University and to the academic and professional community. The position includes teaching design studio, digital design representation and visualization, and courses related to their research agenda.

Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of or demonstrated potential for innovative approaches to teaching and to those able to engage with, and contribute to, the design and interdisciplinary culture of SALA, which includes the programs of architecture, urban design, and environmental design. Joining the faculty at SALA also offers the opportunity to engage with a robust network of professional practice, as well opportunities to connect with other UBC departments and programs, such as urban forestry, regional planning, and geography.

Candidates must hold a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture (Master of Landscape Architecture or PhD).

To apply for this position, submit a one-page cover letter, your curriculum vita, a one-page research statement, a curated selection of research and/or teaching work (maximum 20 pages / 10 MB), up to three one-page course proposals or examples of previously taught course syllabi (maximum 3), and contact information for three references online via:

Application deadline:

Review of applications will begin on 18 November 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


For further information about the School and the search process contact: Susan Herrington, co-chair, Search Committee ([email protected]) and, Professor and Chair of the Landscape Architecture program, and Kees Lokman ([email protected]), co-chair, Search Committee and Assistant Professor.

About SALA:

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is a close-knit and collaborative academic community of approximately 300 students and 24 faculty. We offer accredited graduate professional degree programs in architecture and landscape architecture, post-professional graduate programs in urban design and high-performance buildings, and an undergraduate program in design. The School is known for its commitment to quality design education directed toward the urgent human and environmental issues of our times, and to the artful integration of the built and natural environment across scales. The School engages these themes through many academic and research interactions with the 'living laboratories' of UBC campus, the Vancouver metropolitan region, and our associated professional communities.  Additional information about the School is available is

About UBC:

The University of British Columbia ( is a growing tier one research university of over

50,000 students and 5,000 faculty ranked among the top twenty universities in the world and the top three in Canada. The campus is recognized for its global leadership in planning, design, infrastructure, operations, research, teaching and learning related to sustainability and well-being.

About Vancouver:

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, a dynamic growing urban region of approximately 2.5 million on the west coast of Canada. A gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is recognized for its quality of life and environment, commitment to sustainability, and related progressive practices in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. The region offers a dramatic natural context of urban and suburban settlements and landscapes that offer provocative laboratories for the study of landscape architecture and design.

Equity and diversity:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

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