The École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage (School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture) engages in high-level teaching and research in landscape architecture, landscape studies, urban and regional planning, urban design and project management. Its activities pertain to the design, planning and management of landscapes at all scales (local, metropolitan, regional) and in all milieux (urban, suburban, rural, natural). It is the only school in North America that offers training in landscape architecture in French.
The School offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in landscape architecture and in urban planning, specialised master’s programs in urban design and in project management, and the « City, Territory, Landscape » option of the interdisciplinary master’s degree in spatial planning. The master’s program in landscape architecture is accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, while the bachelor’s and master’s programs in urban planning are accredited by the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the international Association pour la promotion de l’enseignement et de la recherche en aménagement et urbanisme. The school also contributes to faculty-wide graduate programs, including the interdisciplinary doctorate in environmental design.
The School has eighteen professors, whose pedagogical, professional and scientific activities have earned them local and international recognition. It houses numerous research units financed by substantive grants, contracts and gifts: Chaire en paysage et environnement, Chaire de recherche du Canada en urbanisation durable dans le Sud Global, Groupe de recherche ARIACTION (Adaptation – Résilience – Innovation – Action), Laboratoire d’innovation paysagère, Observatoire Ivanhoé-Cambridge du développement urbain et immobilier, Observatoire de la mobilité durable et LAB Ville Prospective. In addition, it contributes to the mission of the Chaire UNESCO en paysage urbain de l’Université de Montréal (CUPUM). The school has built a strong track record in research on the design of sustainable, resilient, smart and inclusive cities and regions to promote an ecological transition.
The School of Urban Planning and Landscape architecture is part of the Faculty of Environmental Design (Faculté de l’aménagement) of the Université de Montréal. The Faculty offers programs at all three levels of study, in six areas: architecture, industrial design, interior design, game design, landscape architecture and urban planning. The diversity, quality and interdisciplinary character of its teaching and research activities make the Faculty of Environmental Design an exceptional hub for the design of living environments.
Description of the position
The School of Urban Planning and Landscape architecture welcomes applications to a tenure-track position in landscape architecture. This is a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
- Teaching (workshops, courses, seminars) and supervision at all three levels of study, in the degree programs of the School (minor, bachelor, master’s) and of the Faculty (master’s, PhD).
- Development of a teaching and research program in landscape architecture, landscape studies, project design, or in the planning and management of landscapes.
- Contribution to the development and coordination of the school’s degree programs.
- Contribution to the life of the School, of the Faculty and of the University and to their global reputation.
- PhD on a topic in landscape architecture, earned in that field or in a related field. Applications will be considered from individuals who have submitted their dissertation or whose schooling and experience are considered equivalent to a doctorate.
- Professional degree in landscape architecture or an equivalent degree.
- Publication record, including manuscripts currently under peer review or review by a publisher.
- Versatility in teaching and supervision at all three levels of study.
- Ability to work in teams in an interdisciplinary context.
- Mastery of the French language (spoken and written) or a strong commitment to acquiring it once hired, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy.
- Eligibility at the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ) or at the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, or membership in a professional association of landscape architects.
- Ability to teach studios in regional landscapes.
- Research expertise pertaining to one or more global issues.
- Good command of English.
How to apply
People who wish to apply for the position are invited to submit their application by February 1st, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. (EST), by submitting their files by e-mail, in PDF format, to Danielle Dagenais, Director of the École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage. At first, the application file must contain the following two elements:
- A statement of purpose containing a brief presentation of teaching philosophy and research interests.
- A curriculum vitae that presents the candidate’s teaching experience, list of publications, list of research grants, and, if applicable, list of professional projects, as well as the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three respondents that the search committee may contact. Concerning publications, proofs of reception or written confirmations are required for publications that have been submitted or accepted or are forthcoming.
Those applicants who meet the requirements stated in this job posting will be invited to submit the following additional documents no later than February 15, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. (EST):
- A presentation of proposed pedagogical approaches and courses in relation to the position (see the website of School and of the Faculty for program descriptions).
- A presentation of the proposed research program.
- A teaching dossier that includes course syllabi and other material generated by the applicant, with information in particular on teaching activities pertaining to regional landscapes, if applicable.
- Three publications (chapters, articles, reports) that represent the applicant’s work (max. 100 pages in all).
- A portfolio of projects done as professional landscape architect or supervised as an instructor in a landscape architecture program.
- Three letters of recommendation, in PDF format, sent directly by referees to the school’s director.
Application files and letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Danielle Dagenais, Director
École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage Faculté de l’aménagement
Courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org