Asst. Professor of Architectural History and Design

The School of Architecture at Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure stream Assistant Professor in Architectural Design and the Humanities, whose teaching and research focus is Architectural History, Theory and Criticism. The anticipated start date is July 2022.

The candidate should demonstrate: a) promise in research and scholarship in architectural humanities as evidenced by a dossier of research accomplishment; and b) ability to teach design studio, as evidenced in a design and/or design teaching portfolio. A professional degree in architecture (e.g. BArch or MArch or equivalent) and a PhD are required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach architectural design studio, undergraduate lecture courses in global architectural history and theory, graduate seminars in their specialty, and advance the discipline through research. With Atlantic Canada’s history of colonial settlement and global trade, preference will be given to candidates specializing in Indigenous, colonial or post-colonial histories of architecture, building processes, and/or settlements. We are seeking a person who is interested in working with colleagues to develop and deliver a shared curriculum.

Dalhousie University is located in downtown Halifax, a coastal city of 390,000 and the metropolitan centre of Atlantic Canada. With 15,000 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and 1,100 faculty members, Dalhousie is the leading research university in the region. The School of Architecture, established in 1961, offers an accredited professional program that leads to a Master of Architecture degree. The program has a strong orientation toward design and innovation in Atlantic communities and abroad. Co-op work terms enable our 230 students to work in architectural offices around the world, integrating professional experience and academic study. For more information about the School of Architecture, Dalhousie University, and Halifax, please go to these websites:

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Applications should include: 

  1. Curriculum vitae including address, telephone and e-mail 
  2. Cover letter 
  3. Teaching statement 
  4. Research statement 
  5. Sample Publication(s)
  6. Dossier of scholarly publications and a portfolio of design and/or teaching work.  Your portfolio must be sent separately via WeTransfer
  7. List of referees and their contact information  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The review of applications will commence on January 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.