Emerging Architect Fellowship Award

University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, ON, USA
Added on: 18 Dec 2023, Job offer expires on: 31 Mar 2024

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a two-year Emerging Architect Fellowship Award in areas of architectural research and design, with particular focus on topics that address issues of climate and the built environment. This Fellowship Award will be a non-tenure appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter, and end on June 30, 2026.

This biannual position offers early career architects the resources to develop focused research and an opportunity to teaching in a supportive faculty. This fellowship is not a post-doctoral position or meant to support dissertation completion, though we do welcome applications from recent doctoral graduates invested in design studio instruction. The successful candidate is expected to be in residence in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada during the term of the appointment.

In addition to their research, the successful applicant will be engaged in a two-year in-residence fellowship teaching in both the graduate and undergraduate Architecture programs. The fellow will teach three courses on an annual basis. The annual teaching load will include a graduate design studio with focus on the successful candidate’s research project. The fellowship project will be exhibited and disseminated by May 2026, including a public lecture at the Daniels Faculty.

Candidates must have earned a professionally accredited degree in architecture (Master of Architecture preferred).  We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent creative practice and research at the highest international level.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in creative professional activity and/or research which can be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or websites; the submitted research statement; presentations at significant conferences; awards and accolades; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Candidates must demonstrate some teaching experience and the ability to contribute to the enrichment of undergraduate and graduate programs at the Daniels Faculty. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and strong letters of reference.

We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated capacity to advance architectural knowledge and allied disciplines in a way that can contribute meaningfully to the diverse population and intellectual milieu at the Daniels Faculty. Please visit our home page: the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at

The Emerging Architect Fellowship provides a salary as well as a budget for research materials.  The salary range is $80,000-$90,000 per annum plus benefits and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The hours of work will be 30 hours per week.

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 all the design disciplines at work in the remaking of the built environment 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, and a major increase in its endowment, the Faculty has recently expanded its undergraduate and graduate programs. Most recently, Forestry has been welcomed as a new program which will broaden the research and teaching reach of the Daniels Faculty. 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 1 Spadina Crescent.

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is located at 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The University of Toronto is an English-speaking University and our business is conducted in English.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by submitting an electronic application to, in PDF form, to Applicants must submit:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • Portfolio (50MB maximum)
  • Optional Teaching Dossier (50MB maximum)
  • List of 3 references with contact information

If you have questions about this position, please contact the Daniels Academic HR Office at  or 416-978-3103.

All application materials must be received by January 30, 2024.

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.

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

Submitting an electronic application to, in PDF form, to

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