Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design Canada

Assistant/Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design


Job ID: 12685


Updated: May 1, 2017


Location: Main Campus


Position Description


The Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in the area of Landscape Architecture. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2018.


The successful candidate will contribute to design studio teaching, engage in design-based research and participate in local and global issues related to urban design, regional planning, cultural landscapes, climate change adaptation, resilience, and water resources in the unique regional context of Calgary, Alberta and Western Canada.  The successful candidate will assist in shaping the development of the Master of Landscape Architecture program, and contribute to the Master of Architecture and Master of Planning programs (where possible), and will be expected to supervise students in the Faculty’s research-based degree programs (Master of Environmental Design and PhD in Environmental Design).


We are looking for an experienced colleague to join us as we continue to build our new Master of Landscape Architecture degree program. You are passionate about the profession of landscape architecture, committed to excellence in teaching, and have professional practice experience. You also have a research agenda that you would like to advance within our interdisciplinary academic setting.


The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture and demonstrate significant professional practice within the area of Landscape Architecture. A PhD (completed or in progress) in Landscape Architecture or a related discipline would be a definite asset. Applicants should have membership in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) or equivalent professional landscape architecture organization or be eligible and interested in pursuing membership.


Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must present evidence of high quality professional practice and a clear academic research program, and evidence of previous teaching experience.


Applicants at the Associate Professor level must, in addition to the qualifications listed above, provide evidence of an established research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities. 


The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) was founded on an overarching commitment to the integration of design, ecology, and culture in the making and managing of human and bio-social environments. EVDS was established in 1971, and over the past four decades, has provided an interdisciplinary approach to professional education and graduate research. In 2015, EVDS launched the MLA, the first graduate program in landscape architecture in Canada since 1980. We have the first two years of the curriculum in place, and will be rolling out the final year in 2017-18. It joins our Master of Architecture and Master of Planning to form a strong inter-related triad of graduate professional programs. Please visit our website ( for more information on our degree programs and faculty research, as well as our professional and community engagement activities.


Applications should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, examples of recent or current scholarly and/or professional work, design examples and the names and contact information of three references.  Please send applications to:


Dr. Beverly A. Sandalack FCSLA MCIP RPP
Associate Dean (Academic) Landscape + Planning
Faculty of Environmental Design
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4


Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and must be received by July 31, 2017.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


Additional Information


To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.


About the University of Calgary


The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


About Calgary, Alberta


Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  

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