Faculty Position in Architectural Engineering

University of Waterloo School of Architecture



The School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications
for two(2) tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Architectural Engineering
with a proposed start date of September 1, 2020. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment
at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor may be considered. This is a unique opportunity to
contribute to Architectural Engineering, an unparalleled collaboration between a leading School of
Architecture and a Civil and Environmental Engineering department within an exceptionally strong
Engineering Faculty.

The Architectural Engineering program is one-of-a-kind in Canada. Launched in September 2018, it was
specifically developed to merge engineering and architectural concepts, allowing students in their future
professional roles to create high quality, low energy, technically and aesthetically considered buildings.
Students in this program focus on the whole scope of building creation including design, construction,
assessment, repair, and refurbishment. The Architectural Engineering program considers sustainability and
environmental concerns of the built environment to be a fundamental part of all engineering design. It is a
cooperative education program that is expected to be a CEAB accredited degree. The successful
candidates will be involved in the foundational creation of critical courses at the intersection of Architecture
and Engineering.

Applicants should have research expertise in one or several of the following areas: environmental and
building systems, building science, building structures, or smart buildings and materials. A background in
architecture, history of technology, material research, computational design; and research embracing
environmental and ecological considerations, for example in low carbon building envelopes and systems,
reuse or repurposing of materials, advanced manufacturing and robotic fabrication of building components,
building information modelling, or optimization of energy usage in building applications would be considered

Applicants must demonstrate potential or have proven ability to develop an internationally recognized
research program, must have excellent communication skills, and must have a strong commitment to
teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses to students in
Architectural Engineering, while also being a key collaborator in the technology and environment stream in
Architecture. The roles will include ongoing development of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum,
expansion of the School of Architecture's technology resources and facilities, and development of a
successful research project with research funding generated in collaboration with external professional,
academic and industrial organizations. The School of Architecture expects the successful candidates to
teach in studio, in tutorial-based lecture courses, and to lead seminars at undergraduate and graduate
levels in core and elective streams, integrating technology, design, and culture.

The School of Architecture offers a CACB accredited professional program consisting of a four-year
Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies followed by a Professional Master of Architecture. Cultural
literacy, environmental stewardship, technological innovation and a professional trajectory are central to the
curriculum and culture of The School. The School has had a second location in Rome for 40 years, in which
all fourth-year students study. The undergraduate curriculum also includes 24 months of cooperative work
term experience, half of which are outside Canada, in many award-winning offices. The School thus
maintains close connections with design offices around the world that employ coop students, and with
professional organizations and individuals in related disciplines. The University of Waterloo excels at
experiential learning via the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program.

As part of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering, the School of Architecture offers the
opportunity for cross-collaborations with other specialized departments- including Biomedical Engineering,
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics
Engineering, Nanotechnology, Systems Design, Geography and Environmental Management, and the
School of Planning - as well as centers or research groups such as the Water Institute
(https://uwaterloo.ca/water-institute/), the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change
(https://uwaterloo.ca/climate-centre/), the Living Architecture Systems group (www.lasg.ca) and the
Buoyant Foundation Project (http://buoyantfoundation.org/). The University of Waterloo is located in the
Greater Waterloo Region -a key technology corridor in the country- and it has connections with industries
and organizations there. Waterloo is a comprehensive university, widely recognized as a center of research
in high technology and innovative teaching.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is
committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons
with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the
further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and
collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly
growing community that has been termed a "hub of innovation." All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please consider these three
reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

The successful candidates must have an advanced education in the field of Architecture or Engineering,
with teaching experience in an architecture school or engineering department, professional experience, and
a record of creative design and original research including grants and publications. Evidence of an actively
developing research program is required. While a doctorate is preferred, the School of Architecture will
consider terminal degrees such as Masters in Architecture where accompanied by significant professional
and design achievement, and publication. As the positions will teach across Architecture and Engineering,
academic qualifications that enable the candidate to apply for Professional Engineering license will be an
asset. The salary range for these positions at the rank of Assistant Professor is $100,000 to $150,000.
Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.
The closing date for applications is March 31, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a
current curriculum vitae, a research statement with current and future objectives, a teaching statement, an
abbreviated portfolio including samples of relevant work, and the names and full contact information of at
least three references. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview.

Selected candidates will be invited to provide additional details for review.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the School of Architecture and to consult our web site
www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca to obtain a more complete understanding of the academic program, support
facilities and current interests of the School.

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 Emily Stafford, acting Administrative
Officer, at emily.stafford@uwaterloo.ca.

Address applications to Dr. Anne Bordeleau, O'Donovan Director, by e-mail or post:
email: Directorarchitecture@uwaterloo.ca
post: School of Architecture, University of Waterloo
7 Melville Street South, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N1S 2H4

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