Two Tenure-Stream Appointments at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments with expertise in (1) applied theories of urbanism, landscape, and/or architecture and (2) histories and practices of architecture, landscape, and/or urbanism. These appointments are to be made at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2010.

Set at once within one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities and a preeminent research university, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design in undergraduate, professional, and post-professional programs. Daniels is invested in finding the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various geographies in a way that instantiates design to meet its contemporary challenges.

An emphasis on the connections between all of the design disciplines at work in the remaking of the built environment is apparent in the scholarly research and built work of many of its faculty. Daniels is particularly committed to exploring new modes of practice by drawing on the community of minds at the University of Toronto, thereby becoming a focal point for research and speculation on better ways to design and inhabit the built environment. Daniels enjoys significant ties with a number of adjacent disciplines within the university (engineering, geography and planning, art, literary studies, information, health) via both cross-disciplinary teaching appointments and various forms of research.

Following a decade-long transformation of its faculty and professional programs, and a recent major gift, plans are in place to both expand the school’s physical plant and to raise the ceiling of its curricular offerings to the doctoral and PhD levels.

(1) Applied Theories of Urbanism, Landscape, and/or Architecture (Job Number 0900826)
The Daniels Faculty would be an especially engaging environment for someone whose research explores the specificities of contemporary practice from a perspective that is both historically informed and theoretically acute.

Candidates would be expected to bring a substantial research program and to demonstrate not only an ability to fuse their agenda with the interests and commitments of the faculty, but to build new research capacities and relationships.

The search will focus on individuals with a demonstrable background in design and/or the built environment, including but not exclusive to architecture and landscape architecture, who possess a PhD (or one that is substantially complete) or doctoral credentials. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

(2) Histories and Practices of Architecture, Landscape, and/or Urbanism (Job Number 0900809)

The Daniels Faculty would be an especially engaging environment for someone whose research explores the historical underpinnings of design theory and practice. Candidates would be expected to bring a substantial research program and to demonstrate not only an ability to fuse their agenda with the interests and commitments of the faculty, but to build new research capacities and relationships.

The search will focus on individuals with training in the histories and theories of architecture, landscape architecture, and/or urbanism. Candidates are required to possess a PhD (or one that is substantially complete) and to give evidence of an active engagement in teaching and scholarship. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We encourage you to submit your application online at http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm providing the following:
1. curriculum vita
2. statement of research objectives
3. representative examples of publications, research, or design work
4. list of three potential references, including contact information

If you are unable to apply online, please send your submission, referencing the corresponding Job Number, to:

Richard M. Sommer, Dean
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
University of Toronto
230 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R2
CANADA

Enquiries should be directed to Dean Sommer (dean@daniels.utoronto.ca, T 416 978 3089, F 416 971 2432).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 30, 2009

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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