Application deadline:

January 1, 2022

Assistant Professor in Architectural Design and the Humanities

The School of Architecture at Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure stream Assistant Professor in Architectural Design and the Humanities, whose teaching and research focus is architectural history, theory and criticism. The anticipated start date is July 2023.

The candidate should demonstrate: a) promise in research and scholarship in architectural humanities as evidenced by a dossier of research accomplishment; and b) ability to teach design studio, as evidenced in a design and/or design teaching portfolio. A PhD is required, and either a) a professional architectural degree, or b) evidence of significant engagement in contemporary architectural culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach architectural design studio, undergraduate lecture courses in global architectural history and theory, graduate seminars in their specialty, and advance the discipline through research. With Atlantic Canada’s history of colonial settlement and global trade, preference will be given to candidates specializing in Indigenous, colonial or post-colonial histories of architecture, building processes, and/or settlements. We also welcome colleagues who raise intercultural perspectives on the environment, bring new critical methodologies and pedagogies, and contribute to assessing and evolving the school’s studio culture, particularly in terms of inclusion, equity and justice.

Dalhousie University is located in downtown Halifax, a coastal city of 390,000 and the metropolitan centre of Atlantic Canada. With 15,000 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and 1,100 faculty members, Dalhousie is the leading research university in the region. The School of Architecture, established in 1961, offers an accredited professional program that leads to a Master of Architecture degree. The program has a strong orientation toward design and innovation in Atlantic communities and abroad. Co-op work terms enable our 230 students to work in architectural offices around the world, integrating professional experience and academic study. Dalhousie University has a unionized faculty, staff and sessional workforce.

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a statement of teaching and research orientation; (3) a full curriculum vitae including address, telephone and e-mail; (4) a dossier of research publications, and a portfolio of design and teaching work; (5) a statement on the candidate’s approach to diversity in academia; and (6) contact information for four references. The review of applications will commence on 1 January 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted online here.

Questions may be directed to:
Tarra Chartrand, Administrative Secretary to the Dean
Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Dalhousie University
email: | tel: (902) 494-3210

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

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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