Assistant Professor of Teaching in Architectural Technology and Design
UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
Salary: $95,000 to $105,000
Internal Number: JR10866
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching anticipated to begin 1 July 2023. This position will contribute expertise and leadership to architectural technology, fabrication, communicating construction curricula and pedagogy, and potentially design-build related activities across SALA’s graduate and undergraduate programs. However, its principal teaching responsibilities will be in the Master of Architecture program. Teaching assignments may include required and elective courses in materials in design, construction, construction communication in design, design fabrication, and design build projects.
Faculty appointments of this type are centered on teaching, curriculum, and pedagogy without additional research and scholarship expectations.
Tenure track appointments in the Education Leadership Stream cultivate and reward outstanding teaching and leadership through contributions to curricula and pedagogical innovation. In this position, SALA seeks a faculty colleague knowledgeable in the above cited subject areas and committed to innovative approaches to teaching with strong connections to architectural design, practice, and building.
Of particular interest, SALA is committed to continuing and expanding its capacity to offer multiple types and scales of hands-on and applied design-build experiences appropriate to all students. The MArch program has offered advanced Design Build opportunities for many years that have included projects at many different scales with and within diverse British Columbia communities. We aspire to expand that focus to projects that engage a greater diversity of students and address school wide challenges such as climate change, embodied carbon, renewable energy, and responsible use of resources.
The successful candidate will pursue a productive teaching portfolio as well as contribute leadership to the development and coordination of curricula, pedagogies, and infrastructure that advance these ambitions. This includes cultivating relationships with community partners and sponsors.
Preference will be given to candidates with distinguished accomplishments in the profession, professional experience in architectural design, and built work. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate their creative work and professional interests into their teaching and develop an innovative and integrated teaching and service portfolio. SALA is seeking an individual that advances these interests alongside the ability to inform design and architectural technology issues and challenges of relevance to the School and our region.
The Assistant Professor of Teaching also contributes to service within the School, the University and to the academic and professional community. Joining the faculty at SALA offers the opportunity to engage with a robust network of scholars and practicing professionals, and to connect with other UBC departments and programs.
Equity and diversity
SALA seeks to cultivate a diversity of people, ideas experiences and approaches to design in our School. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, and candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse communities and students are particularly encouraged. Successful candidates will have built productive relationships across cultural differences and demonstrated capacity for equitable, diverse and inclusive approaches to teaching and research for all students, staff and faculty.
With this position, SALA also seeks to address a significant gap between the race, ancestry, colour, and place of origin represented among our tenure track faculty, and that of our region. 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.
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Candidates will hold a terminal degree in Architecture or comparable combination of relevant education and experience. All applicants should have a commitment to the highest standards of teaching. Strong candidates will bring a track record of, or demonstrated potential for, innovative approaches to teaching, curriculum design and pedagogy, including those that advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the discipline, productively connect academic programs with related communities, and leverage lived experience. Preference will be given to those candidates able to demonstrate interest and ability to engage with, and contribute to, the design and interdisciplinary culture of SALA.
About UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is a close-knit and collaborative academic community of approximately 400 students and 24 faculty. We offer accredited graduate professional degree programs in architecture (the top-ranked program in Canada) and landscape architecture, post-professional graduate programs in urban design and high-performance buildings, and an undergraduate program in design through architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. SALA is known for its commitment to quality design education directed toward the urgent human and environmental issues of our times, and to the artful integration of the built and natural environment. SALA engages these themes through many academic and research interactions with the ‘living laboratories’ of the UBC campus, the Vancouver metropolitan region and our associated professional communities.