The University of British Columbia
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

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 tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2017.

This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career in the Educational Leadership path, based on excellence and innovation in teaching and educational leadership. The successful applicant will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He or she will be highly engaged in curriculum development and pedagogical innovation through teaching technical and representation courses in landscape architecture. Specifically, the successful candidate will take a leadership role in the materials/structures area of the curriculum. The School is also developing the design­build components of its programs and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to this area of the curricula. Applicants must possess at least one year of post-secondary teaching experience and clearly demonstrate capability for achieving excellence in teaching, learning, and pedagogical leadership. Applicants must either be registered, or be eligible to register with the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.

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 a dual degree (MLA/MArch) 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 submit a curriculum vitae, outline of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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 teaching statement, 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.

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.