Tenure-Stream Faculty Position – Department of Architectural Science
Assistant Professor, Architectural Design and Theory
Candidates are invited to submit applications for a full time tenure stream position in architectural design and theory to the Department of Architectural Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. This position will be at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.
Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science is the only school in Canada with a unique interdisciplinary model that integrates across three disciplines: Architecture, Building Science and Project Management. Working together across disciplines, we merge architectural theory with contemporary and emergent design ideas and technologies with a commitment to the social, cultural and aesthetic impact of architecture.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in architectural design and contemporary architectural theory, and strong expertise in one or more of the following areas: urban design, the tectonic nature of buildings, and/or digital design. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and/or graduate design studio, lecture and/or seminar courses; supervise graduate thesis students; to undertake scholarly, research, and/or creative activities; and to engage in service to the Department, the University and the community.
Applicants must hold a professional degree in architecture (M.Arch or equivalent) OR an undergraduate professional degree in architecture with an additional degree at the graduate level. An advanced degree beyond these minimum requirements will be preferred.
Experience in architectural practice is required, and professional licensure in the candidate’s home jurisdiction is preferred.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. Aboriginal candidates interested in working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Demonstrated record of strong scholarly, research and/or creative (SRC) activities in architectural theory and/or design (e.g. evidence of an emerging scholarly record, award winning published work, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded SRC program).
- Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience required to support high-quality teaching, curricular development, and student training in architecture at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including in a comprehensive design studio setting.
- Experience in architectural practice consistent with the requirements for architectural licensure (licensure preferred).
- Demonstrated experience, skill and/or capacity for collegial service, working collaboratively in an academic, professional or community setting and engagement with and application of the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
About the Department of Architectural Science
The Department of Architectural Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science features a diverse, multidisciplinary faculty and student body dedicated to the pursuit of integrated and sustainable approaches to the design and development of the built environment. The Department capitalizes on its location to offer its diverse student body a unique and unparalleled educational experience, encompassing technology and design through theory and its application.
The Department offers a professional program in architecture accredited by the CACB (Bachelor of Architectural Science and Master of Architecture). The Department also offers a graduate program in building science (M.B.Sc. and M.A.Sc.). Other related graduate programs are currently in development.
Equity at Ryerson University
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.
How to apply?
Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:
- a letter of application responding to the four selection criteria of the position as listed above
- a curriculum vitae
- a concise digital portfolio of selected design, research and teaching that supports your application (50 MB maximum)
- the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references if and when the candidate is shortlisted.
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Cheryl Atkinson OAA FRAIC, at: email@example.com
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 3rd, 2018, but will be accepted until a short list is created. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Melissa Rotundo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at email@example.com.
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This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
- The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfacollectiveagreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf
- The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.
- A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.