About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Design and Building Technologies
  • Academic Unit: Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism:
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Application Review Start Date: February 2023
  • Application Closing Date: Complete application will reviewed starting March 20, 2023 and continue until the position filled

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (ASAU) at Carleton University invites applications for a full-time (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in design and building technology. Candidates must demonstrate aptitude for core design studio and lecture-based technology teaching and potential for high caliber research, creative or professional practice. The appointment begins July 1, 2023.

We are seeking candidates with strong design skills and in-depth knowledge of contemporary building systems and practices (cold climate preferred) with a demonstrated awareness that design and building technologies are enmeshed in sociocultural inequities and the climate crisis. Candidates should challenge conventions with expertise that might include environmental stewardship, climate mitigation and adaptation, application of resilient building practices in Northern Canada, land-based teaching grounded in local knowledge systems, among other areas.


Candidates will show promise or experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate design studios and core teaching in building technologies.

Design and Research Practice

Candidates will demonstrate excellence in design, research, or professional practice appropriate for the level of appointment.

ASAU recognizes a diverse set of outcomes as evidence of excellence including peer-reviewed publications, external funding, professional publications, design awards, publicly engaged research and creative works, built or speculative design, exhibitions, or installations, land-based, and/or design-build practice.

Candidates with non-traditional paths to architecture and academia are encouraged to apply, alongside candidates from historically underrepresented communities. In keeping with the Ked Ijichigenàniwang (Calls to Actions) of Carleton University’s Strategic Indigenous Initiative Final Report, Kinàmàgawin (Learning Together), we encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates with living connections and commitments to specific Indigenous communities, and who are claimed and recognized by the leadership of those communities.

About The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (ASAU)

For more information on our School, please visit our website: https://architecture.carleton.ca

ASAU continues to diversify its faculty and curriculum, including recent cross-appointed colleagues with Indigenous Studies and Art History. Newly appointed faculty have expertise in spatial justice, social equity, community design, and Indigenous cultural and spatial practices.

ASAU and Carleton University are sited on the unceded, non-Treaty territories of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg. This history and relationship with these lands frames our efforts to understand decolonization in the context of all our inclusion efforts and provide an understanding how we best create the environments in which we work, learn, and live.

Required Qualifications

  • A terminal professional degree in Architecture (i.e., M.Arch).
  • Experience in university teaching (design studio and technology courses).
  • Experience in scholarly or creative research or professional practice.

Desired Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. and/or Professional Registration.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (40 mb max) and must contain the following:

  • Letter of interest outlining your qualifications for this position (1 page max).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research/Scholarship Statement describing past, current, and future aspirations per the themes of the position (2 pages max)
  • Teaching Statement outlining pedagogical approach (2 pages max)
  • Portfolio including:
    • Course syllabi and student work for design studios and technology courses (20 pages max).
    • Samples of creative practice / professional work relevant to the themes of the position (20 pages max).
  • In group teaching and research, ensure your contribution to the work is clear.
  • Three References (professional, academic, or community). We will request references for short- listed candidates only.
  • Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.
  • Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

Send your compiled document (as a link if necessary) to our ASAU Administrator: Holly Klein-Swormink (holly.kleinswormink@carleton.ca).

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. 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.