Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architectur

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architectur

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architectur

School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture

The École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage (School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture) engages in high-level teaching and research in landscape architecture, landscape studies, urban and regional planning, urban design, heritage and project management. Its activities pertain to the design, planning and management of landscapes at all scales (local, metropolitan, regional) and in all environments (urban, suburban, rural, natural). It is the only School in North America that offers training in landscape architecture in French.

The School offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in landscape architecture and in urban
planning, specialized master’s programs in urban design, in conservation of built heritage and in project
management, and the « City, Territory, Landscape » option of the interdisciplinary master’s degree in spatial
planning. The master’s program in landscape architecture is accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape
Architects, while the bachelor’s and master’s programs in urban planning are accredited by the Ordre des
urbanistes du Québec, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the international Association pour la promotion
de l’enseignement et de la recherche en aménagement et urbanisme. The School also contributes to faculty[1]wide graduate programs, including the interdisciplinary doctorate in environmental design.

The School has eighteen professors, whose pedagogical, professional and research activities have earned them local and international recognition. It houses numerous research units financed by substantive grants, contracts and gifts: Chaire en paysage et environnement, Chaire de recherche du Canada en urbanisation durable dans le Sud Global, Groupe de recherche ARIACTION (Adaptation – Résilience – Innovation – Action), Laboratoire d’innovation paysagère, Observatoire Ivanhoé-Cambridge du développement urbain et immobilier, Observatoire de la mobilité durable, LAB Ville Prospective and Chaire UNESCO en paysage urbain de l’Université de Montréal (CUPUM). The School has built a strong track record in research on the design of sustainable, resilient, smart and inclusive cities and regions to promote an ecological transition. The School of Urban Planning and Landscape architecture is part of the Faculty of Environmental Design (Faculté de l’aménagement) of the Université de Montréal. The Faculty offers programs at all three levels of study, in six disciplines: architecture, industrial design, interior design, game design, landscape architecture and urban planning. The diversity, quality and interdisciplinary character of its teaching and research activities make the Faculty of Environmental Design an exceptional hub for the design of living environments. 

The School of Urban Planning and Landscape architecture invites applications for a tenure-track position in landscape architecture at the Assistant Professor level. This is a full-time position.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of your school: 
Through your teaching to students and through your research activities. You will also ensure the influence of your discipline in addition to actively participating in the functioning of a renowned institution. As such,you will :
-Teach (workshops, courses, seminars) and supervise at all three levels of study, in the degree programs of the School (minor, bachelor’s, master’s degree) and in other master’s degrees and PhD programs offered by the Faculty. It includes teaching studios in urban landscape;
-Develop a teaching and research program in landscape architecture, landscape studies and evaluations, project design, planning or management of landscape projects;
-Contribute to the development and coordination of the School’s programs;
-Contribute to the life of the School, of the Faculty and of the University and to their global reputation.

To succeed in this role, you will need:
-A PhD on a topic related to landscape architecture, planning or a related discipline. Applications will be considered from those who have submitted their dissertation or whose training and experience are considered equivalent to a doctorate;
-A professional degree in landscape architecture or an equivalent degree;
-A publication record, including manuscripts currently under peer review or review by a
-An ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervise master’s level and
doctoral research projects;
-An ability to work in teams in an interdisciplinary context;
-An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

Additional assets:
-Eligibility for membership with the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ) or with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, or membership in a professional association of landscape architects;
-Research expertise pertaining to one or more global issues:
     - Creative process, co-design and innovative design;
     - Bioregionalism, urban ecosystems and territorial metabolism.
-Good command of English;
-Mastery of innovative digital tools for 2D and 3D design and simulation at several scales;
-Other expertise or interests may be considered.

How to submit your application
People are invited to submit their application by February 1st, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. (EST), by emailing their
application file, in PDF format, to:
            Danielle Dagenais, Chair
            School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture
            Faculty of Environmental Design

At first, the application file must contain the following two elements:
- A statement of purpose containing a brief presentation of teaching philosophy and research interests;
- A curriculum vitae that presents the candidate’s teaching experience, list of publications, list of research grants, and, if applicable, list of professional projects, as well as the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three respondents that the search committee may contact. Concerning publications, proofs of reception or written confirmations are required for publications that have been submitted or accepted or are forthcoming.

Those applicants who meet the requirements stated in this initial phase will be invited to submit the following
additional documents no later than February 15, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. (EST):

- A presentation of proposed pedagogical approaches and courses in relation to the position (see the
website of School and of the Faculty for program descriptions);
- A presentation of the proposed research program;
- A teaching dossier that includes course syllabi and other material developed by the applicant, with
information in particular on teaching activities pertaining to urban landscapes, if applicable;
- Three publications (chapters, articles, reports) that represent the applicant’s work (max. 100 pages in
- A portfolio of projects done as professional landscape architect or supervised as an instructor in a
landscape architecture program;
- Three letters of recommendation, in PDF format, sent directly by referees to the School’s director.

For additional information, please visit our websites:
Landscape Architecture:
Urban Planning:
Faculty of Environmental Design:

Additional information about the position
Reference number AME 12-21/2
Application deadline Until 4 P.M. (EST) February 1st, 2022 or until the position is filled
Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of
Starting date On or after August 1st, 2022

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access
Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic
minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore
encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.
In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the
application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application

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Organization/School : University of Montreal

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