Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture to begin July 1, 2023. We seek individuals with a research agenda or design practice engaged in reimagining ecological principles of design in the context of urgent and emergent challenges in the field of landscape architecture. These might include local Indigenous knowledge, environmental justice, planetary health and biodiversity , regional networks and systems, ecological infrastructures, landscape management and stewardship, planting design, and design for more-than humans.

The successful candidate will pursue a productive research and scholarship agenda related to their expertise and lived experiences, and contribute to the development of innovative pedagogical and curricular initiatives related to their scholarly activities.

Teaching responsibilities will primarily be within the Master of Landscape Architecture program. However, SALA encourages interdisciplinarity, and teaching opportunities in other programs, including the Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Design, and the Bachelor of Design programs. Teaching assignments may include design studios, design representation and visualization, landscape ecology, environmental justice, climate change, and courses related to the candidate’s research agenda. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to service within the School, the University and to the academic and professional community. Joining the faculty at SALA also offers the opportunity to engage with a robust network of scholars and practicing professionals, as well as opportunities to connect with other UBC departments and programs.

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Candidates will hold a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program, or relevant combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a related field relevant to the position, and a track record of, or demonstrated potential for, innovative approaches to research and teaching that leverage lived experience, and advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the discipline. Preference will also be given to those able to engage with and contribute to the design and interdisciplinary culture of SALA.

Equity and diversity

As a school, we have committed ourselves to create the systemic changes required to address the numerous forms of discrimination operating today. This encompasses racial injustice as well as other forms of oppression, including those related to gender, sexuality, religion, colonialism, and invisible as well as physical forms of disability. The School is working to address these challenges within the School as well as the context of the disciplines we teach.

SALA recognizes that an open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically under-represented or discouraged. SALA will uphold an ethical framework for engaging systematically marginalized communities and will advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion within our disciplines, professions, and broader communities. Recruitment for this position has been approved as a Special Program by the British Columbia Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, for individuals who self-identify as possessing protected personal characteristics in the category of “race, colour, ancestry, and place of origin.” We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

● First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;

● members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin.


We welcome applications from qualified candidates. To be considered, the following information constitute a full application package:

cover letter (1 page max)

curriculum vitae

research statement (up to 750 words) that describes how your research or design practice addresses urgent challenges related to ecological design, environmental justice, and climate change adaptation.

a selection of research and/or teaching work

a brief statement (up to 350 words) describing how your research or teaching has addressed historical conditions of under-representation, discrimination, or other forms of inequity and/or promoted equity, diversity, and inclusion.

up to three brief course proposals or examples of previously taught course syllabi.

contact information for three references.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM PT on February 10, 2023.


For further information about the School and the search process contact:

Daljeet Meet, SALA Human Resources Specialist

Additional Info

Organization/School : UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture

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