Department of Landscape Architecture
The University of Manitoba
Applications are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. The Department of Landscape Architecture offers an accredited Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree, introduced in 1972 as the first graduate program in landscape architecture in Canada, and collaborates with all the academic units in the Faculty of Architecture to offer a Ph.D. in Design and Planning, and an interdisciplinary four-year Bachelor of Environmental Design degree that includes a two-year Landscape+Urbanism Option for which the Department is primarily responsible. More than five hundred students are registered in Faculty of Architecture programs; about sixty students are in the MLA program, and about sixty more are in the Landscape+Urbanism Option. Department alumni occupy prominent positions within the Landscape Architecture profession across Canada and globally. Further information about the Faculty of Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture is available at: www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture.
Appointment as the Department Head is intended to be for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, and may be renewed. This position includes a faculty role as well; rank will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Applicants should have a background commensurate with a tenured appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank in a Department of Landscape Architecture with demonstrated evidence of high-quality teaching, research/scholarly work, and professionalism. The ability to provide academic leadership and sound administration is paramount, as is championing the Department to the academic and professional communities, and potential students. Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, with the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications that include a clearly articulated statement of interest, complete CV, names of three referees, along with any other documentation that may be of interest to the Search Committee should be forwarded to:
Department of Landscape Architecture – Head Search Advisory Committee
Position #AH 227/26824
c/o Philippa Alexiuk
Faculty of Architecture
201 John A. Russell Building
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Applications will be accepted until such time as the position is filled. However, the Committee will begin to review applications on 1 February 2019 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.