Job: Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering (two tenure-track positions). University of Waterloo (CA)

The School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications for two(2) tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Architectural Engineering with a proposed start date of 1 September 2020. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor may be considered. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to Architectural Engineering, an unparalleled collaboration between a leading School of Architecture and a Civil and Environmental Engineering department within an exceptionally strong Engineering Faculty.

The Architectural Engineering program is one-of-a-kind in Canada. Launched in September 2018, it was specifically developed to merge engineering and architectural concepts, allowing students in their future professional roles to create high quality, low energy, technically and aesthetically considered buildings. Students in this program focus on the whole scope of building creation including design, construction, assessment, repair, and refurbishment. The Architectural Engineering program considers sustainability and environmental concerns of the built environment ‎to be a fundamental part of all engineering design. It is a cooperative education program that is expected to be a CEAB accredited degree. The successful candidates will be involved in the foundational creation of critical courses at the intersection of Architecture and Engineering.

Applicants should have research expertise in one or several of the following areas: environmental and building systems, building science, building structures, or smart buildings and materials. A background in architecture, history of technology, material research, computational design; and research embracing environmental and ecological considerations, for example in low carbon building envelopes and systems, reuse or repurposing of materials, advanced manufacturing and robotic fabrication of building components, building information modelling, or optimization of energy usage in building applications would be considered desirable.
Applicants must demonstrate potential or have proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, must have excellent communication skills, and must have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses to students in Architectural Engineering, while also being a key collaborator in the technology and environment stream in Architecture. The roles will include ongoing development of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, expansion of the School of Architecture’s technology resources and facilities, and development of a successful research project with research funding generated in collaboration with external professional, academic and industrial organizations.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2020. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement with current and future objectives, a teaching statement, an abbreviated portfolio including samples of relevant work, and the names and full contact information of at least three references. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview. Selected candidates will be invited to provide additional details for review.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the School of Architecture and to consult the web site www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca to obtain a more complete understanding of the academic program, support facilities and current interests of the School.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Emily Stafford, acting Administrative Officer, at emily.stafford@uwaterloo.ca.

For the full job description and details on how to apply please visit the Waterloo University webpage.

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