Field of Specialization: Design
Academic Unit: Architecture and Urbanism
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: September 1, 2019
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism invites applications from qualified candidates for one 10- month Term position appointment at the rank of Instructor I. The appointment will begin on or around September 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will teach one design studio each semester at the undergraduate or graduate level, plus two additional courses, and will participate in design reviews.

About the Academic Unit:

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism builds on a strong design core that is integrated with and supplemented by theoretical, conceptual, historical and technical courses and workshops, Our School nurtures the melding of traditional modes of architectural exploration and representation (hand­ making) with research and expression that relies on emerging digital technologies. Our facilities include extensive wood and metal workshops, video-editing facilities, and computer labs. Our students’ training culminates in a thesis at the graduate level which brings together architectural theory and design propositions.

The School currently has approximately 360 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students. We have an expanding teaching staff equivalent to 35 faculty, including contract instructors. Academic programs include three undergraduate majors, a Master of Architecture, a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation, and a PhD. The School’s Master of Architecture program sequence currently holds a six-year CACB accreditation, granted in 2017.

Further information on the School is available from the Web site


The position requires:

  • a Master of Architecture degree
  • excellent teaching skills and experience
  • a portfolio of studio teaching
  • demonstrated aptitude for teaching supplementary courses (technical, representation or history/theory) at the undergraduate level
  • evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Application Instructions:

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest (not to exceed 1 page), teaching portfolio (not to exceed 12 pages), and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send your application in one single PDF document to Claire Ryan at:

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

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. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair 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.