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The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism
Closing date for applications: January 16, 2017

About the position:
The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty appointment in design at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2017.

This position will build upon the School’s tradition and vision of material inquiry as a critical dimension of the design of buildings, cities, technology and the environment. We seek candidates who have excellent studio teaching skills, who will bring complementary questions, research trajectories and experience to bear on their teaching, and who will foster collaborations in diverse fields such as material science, healthy environments or architectural history at scales ranging from the material to the urban.
Research emphasis may include digital design, fabrication and assembly in its broadest sense in existing and emerging construction technologies, material investigations, and exploration of the pragmatic and theoretical bridges that connect material and architectural experience.

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism has a strong design core integrated with and supplemented by theoretical, conceptual, historical and technical courses and workshops.

The School has approximately 350 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. We offer a Bachelor of Architecture Studies (BAS) with majors in Architectural Design, Conservation and Sustainability and Urbanism, 2 and 3 year Master of Architecture options, a post-professional Masters, and a PhD in Architecture.
Further information on the School is available from the Web site
Qualified candidates must hold a professional (MArch or equivalent) degree in Architecture. In addition, at least one of the following is highly desirable:
• Ph.D. in Architecture or a related field (or be in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D.)
• Professional Registration in Architecture and/or Planning
Applicants should demonstrate experience in design studio teaching and a track record of scholarship in architecture. A design portfolio demonstrating expertise, experience and/or research potential in these areas is required. In addition to established modes of scholarship, the committee will look favourably on candidates whose work includes innovative digital application, material experimentation, data-driven research, or real-time community engagement projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach design studios, seminars and lecture classes effectively, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop a program of externally funded, high quality research, and to contribute to the academic life and culture of the School. Proficiency in English is a requirement.

Application instructions:
Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to to the attention of: Faculty Search Committee Chair, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 586. The closing date for applications is January 16th, 2017.

The electronic PDF file should include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching dossier, statement outlining current and future research interests, and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 28,000 students, 850 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.