Lecturer in Urban Design & Planning Practice

Company name
School of Planning, University of Waterloo
Job Location
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Definite Term Lecturer in Urban Design & Planning Practice

School of Planning, University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo invites applications from a dynamic planning practitioner and educator for a three-year definite-term appointment as a lecturer in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, with the possibility of renewal as a Continuing Lecturer. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence in teaching combined with extensive knowledge of, and practice experience in, urban design and planning practice. The candidate must have a Master’s degree and/or PhD and will be expected to teach up to 6 courses annually, primarily at the undergraduate level.

The ideal candidate has specific expertise and experience in urban design, and is also comfortable teaching in other areas of planning practice. Possible course subject areas include urban design fundamentals, advanced urban design studios, planning professional practice, project management, and professional communications. There is also an opportunity for service commitments with an emphasis on those that maintain vibrant connections with professional communities in planning and urban design. Registered Professional Planner (RPP) accreditation, or willingness to pursue accreditation, and membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) are considered assets, as are a background and ability to teach urban design and planning practice with an equity and social justice lens.

The School of Planning (https://uwaterloo.ca/planning/), housed in the Faculty of Environment, is at the forefront of planning research and teaching, characterized by a comprehensive, applied, critical, and inter-disciplinary approach to planning with vibrant ties to the profession. Home to over 400 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students and 20 faculty members, the School offers undergraduate and Master’s degrees accredited by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) for the profession, as well as an on-line professional Master’s degree and a doctoral program. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Sheree Solomon at ssolomon@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo is a leader in the education of global citizens, with current efforts focusing on promoting Indigenous scholarship, and creating opportunities with and for racialized campus community members. The University celebrates diversity through intersectionality informed initiatives for students, faculty and staff who identify as racialized, Indigenous, women, a person with a disability and/or LGBTQ2+. The School of Planning seeks candidates who embrace these goals of diversity and inclusion. The selection committee will be especially attentive to and respectful of the lived experiences of applicants.

This is a teaching position with a start date of July 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience (the range is $75,000 - $115,000 per year). Applications must include a maximum 3-page statement, a resume (or CV), and the names (with contact information) of three referees. The statement should include the applicant's approach to teaching and learning and relevance of their professional experience for the position. Referees will be contacted for those being considered for interviews. Closing date for receipt of applications is February 1, 2021.

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

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Submit application materials electronically to planjob@uwaterloo.ca to the attention of:

Dr. Markus Moos

Director, School of Planning, University of Waterloo

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