Assistant Professor – History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Environment

University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Added on: 9 Mar 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Sep 2023

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Environment. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in the history of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, environmental studies, geography, or a relevant field by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. A professional degree in architecture or landscape architecture, a post-professional degree in urban design, or a graduate degree in a related field is desirable. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and/or creative professional activity, as well as in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. The successful candidate should show a strong commitment to exploring the relationship between the natural and built environments. Candidates should demonstrate a perspective on response to the climate crisis and knowledge of the history of environment as both a concept and in relation to architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism more broadly.

We are looking for a candidate with a demonstrated capacity to advance knowledge of the history of the built and natural environment in a way that contributes meaningfully to the diverse population and intellectual milieu at the Daniels Faculty. For an overview of the Daniels Faculty’s commitments to diversity, please visit our home page at

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research, and/or creative professional activity through their submitted research statement; publications in recognized, field-relevant journals, forthcoming high impact publications, and/or research in progress that targets such publication venues; participation in field-leading research projects and professional networks; presentations at academic or field-relevant conferences; awards and accolades; other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference. This evidence can include performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference presentations. Candidates must have the ability to contribute to the enrichment of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at the Daniels Faculty. These programs would include the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural and Visual Studies; Masters programs in Architecture, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Visual Studies; and PhD programs in Architecture, Landscape, and Design Studies and Forestry.

The position will include opportunities for the candidate to collaborate with UofT colleagues in Planning/Geography, Art History, History, Environment, Computer Science, Engineering, and Public Health, among others, as well as operational staff, and external academic and non-academic partners. University of Toronto faculty have access to the Canadian Research Councils, which offer grants and research funding opportunities that are unique within North America.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Set within a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, visual studies, and forestry in undergraduate, professional, and advanced graduate programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built and natural geographies in a way that situates design, art, and forestry to meet their contemporary challenges. An emphasis on the connections between the various disciplines at the Faculty is apparent in the scholarly research and built work of many of our faculty. Following a decade-long transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, the Faculty has recently expanded its undergraduate and graduate programs. To accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings and an increase in its research and outreach programs, an award-winning new building complex for the Faculty was completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future scholarly research and creative practice interests; representative examples of publications and design work; and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ’s.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact the Dean’s Office at or 416-978-3103.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 7, 2023.

To view the electronic version of this position and apply, please click the link below:

Assistant Professor – History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Environment

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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Assistant Professor – History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Environment

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