Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor effective July 1, 2016.


The successful candidate will demonstrate sustained inquiry about urban and ecological systems and will pursue a related area of research, scholarship and/or creative practice, and teaching. A commitment to quality design teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in-depth knowledge and skill in digital representation is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include design studios and courses in the professional, post-professional and undergraduate SALA programs, as well as supervision of graduate students. Previous teaching experience is required. Candidates must hold a Master of Landscape Architecture. A PhD in Landscape Architecture or a closely related discipline is desirable, but not required.

The University of British Columbia is a tier one research university consistently ranked in the top fifty universities in the world and top three in Canada. Through its undergraduate, professional and research programs, the School aspires to produce outstanding graduates equipped to provide the design and intellectual leadership that will contribute to sustainable patterns of living. The Landscape Architecture Program offers a professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree, accredited by the CSLA and ASLA, and a post-professional Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Landscape Architecture faculty also contribute to teaching in the School’s undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and the Master of Urban Design. Further information about the School is available on the SALA website. Further information about faculty positions in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC can be found on its website.

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, a dynamic city of over two million inhabitants on the west coast of Canada. A rapidly growing gateway to the Pacific Rim, the city is at the forefront of urban design and renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The region offers a dramatic natural context of ocean, mountains, valleys, forests and rivers supporting diverse urban, suburban and agricultural landscapes. Together, the city and region provide an ideal laboratory for the study of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development.

Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography, a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, a concise research plan, supplemented with a portfolio of his or her own work (including creative work and writing samples) and a teaching portfolio. A list of three references with contact information should also be included. Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are also asked to complete an equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. Survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment.

Applications should be received by October 30, 2015 and must be submitted online. We anticipate that preferred candidates will be invited to visit the School for an interview in the late fall 2015 or early winter 2016. This search shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


For further information about this position, please contact:


Daniel Roehr

 Chair, Search Committee

 School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

 Phone: 604-827-4056


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