The University of British Columbia
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor
Landscape Architecture Program

The landscape architecture program in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor effective July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will demonstrate sustained inquiry about contemporary issues in the discipline and will pursue a related area of research, scholarship and/or creative practice, and teaching. A commitment to quality design teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in-depth knowledge and skill in digital representation is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include design studios and courses in the professional, post-professional, and undergraduate SALA programs, as well as supervision of graduate students. Previous teaching experience is required. Candidates must hold a Master of Landscape Architecture. A PhD in Landscape Architecture or a closely related discipline is desirable.

The University of British Columbia is a tier one research university consistently ranked in the top fifty universities in the world and top three in Canada. Through its undergraduate, professional, and research programs, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture aspires to produce outstanding graduates equipped to provide the design and intellectual leadership that will contribute to sustainable patterns of living. The Landscape Architecture Program offers a professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree accredited by the CSLA and ASLA, and a post-professional Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA). Landscape Architecture faculty also contribute to teaching in the School’s undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (ENDS), the Master of Urban Design (MUD) and the dual degree option with Architecture. Further information about the School is available online. Further information about faculty positions in the Faculty of Applied Science, UBC, can be found on its website.

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, a dynamic city of over two million inhabitants on the west coast of Canada. A rapidly growing gateway to the Pacific Rim, the city is at the forefront of urban design and renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The region offers a dramatic natural context of ocean, mountains, valleys, forests, and rivers supporting diverse urban, suburban and agricultural landscapes. Together, the city and region provide an ideal laboratory for the study of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development.

The search will be two-stage process. Interested applicants should first submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and three images representative of their work. Those applicants who the Search Committee consider to most closely meet the requirements of the position will be invited to provide additional information that includes a concise research plan, a portfolio of work (including creative work and writing samples), a teaching portfolio, and three references. Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are also asked to complete an equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. Survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment.

First stage applications must be submitted online and should be received by October 14, 2016. We anticipate that preferred candidates will be invited to visit the School for an interview in early winter 2017. This search remains open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.