Application deadline:

March 7, 2023

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


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.

The committee is 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 the faculty’s home page.

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.

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 7 March 2023.

To view the full description of this position and apply, please click here. 

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