Associate Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Design and Computation

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John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design,
University of Toronto, invites applications for Associate Professor in
Design and Computation. This is a Contractually Limited Term Appointment
of three (3) years, effective July 1, 2018, or as soon as possible

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, and urban design in undergraduate,
graduate, and professional programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the
intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various
built geographies in a way that situates design to meet its contemporary
challenges. An emphasis on the connections between all of 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 recent, major increase in its endowment,
the Faculty is expanding its undergraduate and graduate programs. To
accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings and an increase in
its research and outreach programs, a new building complex for the
Faculty has just been completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina

We are looking for a candidate with a research agenda
in any area at the intersection of design and computation, including but
not limited to visualization, simulation, modelling, generative and
parametric design, digital fabrication and construction processes and
technologies, building information modeling (BIM), and software and
hardware development of advanced tools for spatial design and analysis.
Candidates should have the capacity to contribute to all design
disciplines represented at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture,
Landscape, and Design. For more information please visit our home page

must be engaged in research of an international caliber with
demonstrated excellence in teaching. A professionally accredited degree
in Architecture is required. A degree at the Master’s level, in
Architecture, or a related field, is also required. A Ph.D. in
architecture, engineering, computer science, or a relevant field, is
highly preferred. Candidates with combination of an advanced master’s
degree in architecture, or a related field, and an exceptional portfolio
of professional work and record of excellence in research may also be

Candidates’ record of excellence in research, must
be evident through publications, presentations, exhibitions, and other
forms of peer recognition for creative and/or technically-oriented work.
Excellence in research should be demonstrated a record of sustained and
measurable contributions to and publications in recognized
field-relevant journals (or leading publications in the field), an
established and continuous record of participation in research projects
and networks operating at high, international standards; established
record of participation in innovative building or planning-based
projects; leadership and organization of, or representation in
significant exhibitions; presentations at significant conferences;
strong endorsements by referees of international stature; and other
honours and awards.

Candidates must have a record of teaching
excellence, and a strong demonstrated commitment to contributing to the
enrichment of undergraduate and graduate programs at the Daniels
Faculty. These would include the Bachelor of Arts, Architectural
Studies, Professional Master’s programs in Architecture, Landscape
Architecture, and Urban Design and the delivery of a new Ph.D. in
Architecture, Landscape, and Design Studies. Excellence in teaching
should be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, a teaching
statement, strong teaching evaluations, and a teaching dossier submitted
as part of the application, and strong letters of reference. This
evidence should include teaching in degree granting programs, ongoing
experience in curriculum development; participation in leading
successful workshops, seminars or studios; or significant publications
and/or presentations related to pedagogical innovation.

position will include opportunities for the candidate to collaborate
with UofT colleagues in Planning/Geography, Art, Environment, Computer
Science, Engineering, and Public Health, among others, as well as
operational staff, and external academic and industry 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief research and
teaching statements, teaching dossier including evaluations, two
examples of publications, research, or design work. If you have
questions about this position, please contact the Dean’s Office ( or 416-978-6192).

Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of three referees directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date.

Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2018, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North
America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may
contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of
your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity
Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to
you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human
resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning
purposes. For more information, please see

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

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