Field of Specialization: Design and Spatial Justice
Academic Unit: Architecture and Urbanism
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: January 15, 2021

About the Position:

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in the fall of 2021.

This new position in Design and Spatial Justice requires applicants to demonstrate a trajectory of work that engages with ethical challenges embedded in design practice, research, and pedagogy. We are interested in candidates whose work  crosses disciplinary boundaries and who employ creative and/or heterodox pedagogies and intellectual frameworks to address decolonial, non-Western, feminist, antiracist, and intersectional approaches to the built environment through their teaching, research, and creative practice.

The successful candidate will address ongoing challenges and lasting legacies of inequity – colonial, environmental, juridical, patrimonial, racial – in the built environment, and will expand discourse around systemic inequity in architecture and urbanism around these themes, or linked to other research that may include, for example, the following:

  • Spatial forms of oppression and of resistance
  • Historically marginalized communities
  • Housing equity and urban policy
  • Identity and representation in the built environment
  • Environmental justice

The selected candidate will be expected to lead design studios, workshops and seminars at both the undergraduate and graduate level, to advise graduate students, and to participate actively in the intellectual, cultural and administrative life of the School.

About the Academic Unit:

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism ( is committed to the continuous effort to expand and strengthen our curriculum; to craft pedagogical structures and inclusive environments that are worthy of a diverse student body and Ottawa’s many communities. Our unique building houses excellent studio, workshop, imaging and digital fabrication facilities. The School supports a number of research units – including the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) and The Carleton Sensory Architectural and Liminal Technologies Lab (CSALT), the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c-url), the Carleton Climate Futures Design Lab and a growing faculty with diverse research, teaching and scholarly interests.

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism enjoys multidisciplinary collaborations with several units on the Carleton campus, such as Art History, Geography, and Indigenous and Canadian Studies. We are expanding our connections to Global and International Studies, African Studies, and the Sprott School of Business. The School has become increasingly invested in national mandates for reconciliation, and in local and global debates around the built environment.


Qualified candidates must hold a terminal professional degree in Architecture, and have a demonstrated record of creative teaching. A strong research agenda, with or without a PhD, is also required, and can include community-based practice.

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Commitment to Spatial Justice
  • Strong potential for innovative, interdisciplinary, and design research, and academic scholarship
  • An emerging track record of high-quality research output through writing or published design work
  • Excellence in design studio teaching

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF file, and must contain  the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages)
  • Statement of efforts in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in your previous institutional environment including curriculum development, support and mentorship of students, and innovation within the institution or in the public sphere (1 page)
  • A portfolio of teaching results and professional, scholarly, and/or creative practice work (30 pages maximum).

Please send your compiled document to Claire Ryan at

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

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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. 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.