Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

University of Guelph ON

Position Description: The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenuretrack position at the Assistant Professor level. SEDRD is actively involved in Canadian and international landscape architecture, planning and capacity development. Landscape
Architecture at the University of Guelph has an established international reputation offering two of Canada’s leading and enduring programs. For more than 50 years, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture, both professionally accredited programs, have produced landscape architects who practice around the world and participate in the full spectrum of the discipline. SEDRD invites applications from individuals who want to join as a colleague to work collaboratively in continuing to foster Guelph’s professional programs through rigorous instruction and research, and genuine interest in the knowledge areas and practice of Landscape Architecture.

The most common distribution of effort for SEDRD faculty is teaching (40%), research (40%) and service/outreach (20%). The ideal candidate will be an early career professional with the following qualifications:
1. An appropriate PhD degree;
2. Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in pursuing effective landscape architecture outcomes through leadership, collaboration and innovative design, preferably in an interdisciplinary team environment;
3. Demonstrated ability to raise funds for research and development projects from private and public sector granting agencies;
4. Establish record of publication (creative works included) in interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals;
5. Work experience and/or educational background appropriate to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; and to supervise graduate student interests in at least three of the following subject areas: design theory; site planning and urban design; ecological design, green infrastructure and environmental resiliency; plant identification and planting design; professional practice; human health and well-being; and, analog and/or digital technologies for design communication and management.
6. Certification by a professional landscape architecture body recognized by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture (CSLA), or work experience and/or educational background appropriate to qualify for candidate status with one of the nine (9) sub-component associations of the CSLA within five years of appointment.

Application Process: Assessment of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a summary of relevant achievements; and (4) a brief statement of areas of current and future interests in teaching, research and outreach. Evaluations of prior teaching experience will be expected. The cover letter should speak directly to the 6 qualifications listed above.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:
Sean Kelly, Director
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Link to the posting and how to apply:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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