Architecture, Planning and Landscape – Assistant Professor

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The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has an opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) twenty- four month Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2020.

Applicants are expected to teach and support curriculum development in the specific program outlined below, contribute to student supervision, conduct interdisciplinary research and actively engage in faculty service. The successful candidate will have a strong background in academic teaching and research related to sustainability studies, an understanding of interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to sustainability and undergraduate programming.

Specific duties include:

  • Teaching in required courses that are part of the Sustainability Studies Undergraduate Certificate and develop new elective courses in the Sustainability Studies Program. Required courses include SUST201 Exploring Sustainability; SUST401 Sustainability Research Methods; SUST403 Sustainability Research Project; SUST501 Sustainability Capstone Course. Teaching assignments may be revised based on program needs. Any such revisions will be communicated at least 10 business days prior to the start of the relevant semester.
  • Assist the Academic Lead, Sustainability Studies, in the development of interdisciplinary community and based research projects at local, regional, national and international levels.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A PhD in Sustainability Studies or in a closely related discipline
  • A Postdoctoral Scholarship in Sustainability Studies or in a closely related discipline (minimum one year)
  • Teaching experience in undergraduate-level courses founded in experiential learning and applied research
  • Curriculum and program development experience of university sustainability program, with demonstrated collaboration across academic institutions, government, private sectors and nonprofits to develop and manage research projects embedded in coursework and beyond
  • Interdisciplinary research experience in Sustainability and a familiarity with in-depth understanding and application of research methodologies; experience in Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) is preferred
  • An in-depth understanding and application of sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a development context
  • Desirable qualifications include:
    • Knowledge of sustainability studies and its embedded certificates
    • International development experience
    • Understanding of UCalgary’s Institutional Sustainability Strategy
    • Experience in organizing and managing community engagement events

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online at UCalgary Careers ( and include:

  • statement of interest
  • description of previous teaching/professional experience as it relates to this position
  • the names and contact information for 3 referees

All of the application materials identified above must be received no later than May 8, 2020.

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Craig Gerlach
Academic Lead, Sustainability Studies
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

For more information and to apply:

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)

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 be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. 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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