Application deadline:

January 9, 2024

Tenure Track Position in Architectural Science


Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Architectural Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for one tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2024 subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Architectural Science has three areas of expertise: Architecture, Building Science, and Project Management. These three areas are fully integrated in the first three years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Architectural Science Program. Students may choose to concentrate in one of these three areas in the final undergraduate year and further their education in one of the three graduate programs: Architecture (Ph.D., M.Arch.), Building Science (Ph.D., M.A.Sc., M.B.Sc.), and Project Management in the Built Environment (M.A.Sc. and M.P.M.). For more information about the programs, visit:

The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate studios and lecture/seminar courses, supervise graduate students, undertake scholarly research and creative activities, and engage in service while advancing an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.

The committee invites applicants with demonstrated expertise in climate-responsive design and holistic approaches to integrating sustainable systems and building science in an architectural context.

This may include:

  • De-carbonization of the built environment
  • Net-Zero design
  • High-performance enclosure and materials
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Cultural approaches to sustainable design
  • Integration of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Affordable Housing in the context of social, political, and economic crises of climate change

Required Qualifications:

A professional accredited degree and at least one of the following:

  • A Ph.D. in Architecture, Building Science, or a closely related discipline.
  • Professional experience, particularly delivering net-zero projects and sustainable design.

Professional licensure is preferred. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and can demonstrate that they are very close to completion may also be considered.

In addition, the successful candidates must present evidence of:

  • The ability to supervise graduate students in Architecture and/or Building Science
  • Proven capacity for teaching climate responsive principles in design graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Experience teaching classroom courses related to climate-responsive themes at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Capacity for teaching excellence and experiential pedagogy in the Undergraduate Program and Graduate Programs in Architecture and Building Science
  • Capacity for scholarly research or creative (SRC) activity that is current, innovative and impactful, demonstrating commitment to sustainability and the improvement of the built environment
  • Professional experience in leadership roles on project teams delivering climate-responsive projects on a range of project types and scales
  • Skills and experience in working collaboratively in an academic, professional or community setting
  • Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and knowledge and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department of Architectural Science and the University, the community and the profession through collegial service

The committee recognizes that applicants have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association [TFA] []. Visit us at to view the TFA collective agreement and a  summary of TFA benefits [].

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

Department of Architectural Science, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

TMU’s Department of Architectural Science is unique in Canada and North America with an interdisciplinary model that integrates three disciplines: Architecture, Building Science and Project Management. The Department consists of multidisciplinary faculty and a student body dedicated to the pursuit of integrated and sustainable, climate-responsive approaches to the design and development of the built environment; the faculty collaborate across disciplines, merging architectural theory with contemporary and emergent design ideas and technologies with a commitment to the social, cultural and aesthetic impact of architecture. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to over 500 students of diverse backgrounds. The faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, teaching quality, and community engagement. The committee is interested in candidates who will contribute to the department’s strengths in research/creativity activity and leading through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

For more information and to apply, see the full job description.

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