About the Position

Academic Unit: Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism

Category of Appointment: Tenured

Rank/Position Title: Director of the School with professorial ranks (as appropriate)

Start Date: July 1, 2022

Closing Date: Consideration of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Architecture and Urbanism (normally a five-year term, renewable) which includes a tenured appointment in the professorial ranks.

The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership abilities with a proven track record of consensus building, facilitating collective faculty vision and governance within the communal and administrative structure of the University. They must have a collegial, equitable, transparent, caring approach and exhibit administrative, and pedagogical excellence and an active creative practice/research portfolio.

About the Academic Unit

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism is globally recognized as a leader in the intersecting fields of architecture, conservation, sustainable design and urbanism. ASAU has a pre-professional Bachelor of Architectural Studies program that offers three majors: Conservation & Sustainability, Design, and Urbanism. At the graduate level the School has a two-year, and three-year CACB accredited, professional Masters of Architecture program, a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation, a post-professional Masters and a PhD program.

Occupying traditional, unceded Algonquin territory, the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism brings together a vibrant student community of diverse backgrounds. The School prides itself on its commitment to studio culture and innovative research driven by twenty-five full-time faculty, complemented by many adjunct professors and contract instructors. Six administrators and five technical staff  support the operation of the School and its 350 undergraduate and 140 graduate students. All full-time faculty members engage in research and/or creative practice. The School’s research labs are described here:  https://architecture.carleton.ca/assets. Additional assets include a full woodshop and assembly room, metal and digital fabrication capabilities, state of the art print facilities, an endowed lecture series, a gallery and a public venue for reviews and events.

ASAU operates programs abroad for undergraduate and graduate students that integrate with studio teaching and offers faculty and students outstanding research and study opportunities.

The School is housed in a purpose-built Architecture Building. Designed in 1970, the building is historically significant, but in need of restoration and possible expansion. A building renewal campaign is underway.  Following our recent 50th anniversary, ASAU reinforced our strong and expanding alumni network. We have further affirmed the values and priorities of the School including a commitment to anti-racist and decolonial practices. The School is looking for thoughtful leadership that can facilitate these values and priorities, strengthen existing academic programs, build upon the School’s community in Ottawa and beyond, and support the development and implementation of new graduate programs.

Additional information about the School can be found here: https://architecture.carleton.ca/.

Qualifications

The position requires demonstrable abilities at a senior administrative level within a school of architecture (or closely related unit) and familiarity with the Canadian academic context. A professional degree in architecture (M.Arch or equivalent) is required. Professional registration and/or a PhD is highly desired.

The director is the chief administrative and financial manager of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (ASAU). ASAU is a school within the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University. The ASAU directorship is positioned between faculty, ASAU Faculty Board and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design, with a seat on the Senate – the University’s most senior academic body. The director is supported by two associate directors and various program chairs in a collaborative model of governance. The position comes with opportunities for teaching and graduate supervision.

Applications

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, portfolio of architectural design and/or research work, the names and contact information of at least three referees, and any additional material candidates feel will reflect their appropriateness for the position. All applications will be held in strict confidence. Applicants will be asked for permission before references are solicited.

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

If you are interested in exploring this exciting new opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17548.

About Carleton University

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance.  Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is 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, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

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