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School of Creative Arts - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sustainable and Integrated Design

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Deadline Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts (SoCA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sustainable and Integrated Design, commencing July 1, 2017.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
This position is one of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor is making over three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty.  This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at
The School of Creative Arts is a dynamic and progressive leader in art and architectural education.  The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in film/media arts, music, visual arts and architecture, along with research concentrations in urban ecologies and media arts.  Its acclaimed architecture program, Visual Art and the Built Environment (VABE) is the first international program of its kind in Canada.  In 2017 the School of Creative Arts will move to its new location at the Historic Armouries as part of the University of Windsor’s Downtown campus.  SoCA’s new premises feature state of the art studios, teaching and research facilities.  Please visit our website at: for further information.
The successful candidate will have an established program of teaching, research and creative/professional activity in the areas of sustainable and integrated design as well as an interest in working in an interdisciplinary setting.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can take a leadership role in design technologies, collaborating with colleagues within SoCA and across the University.  This position will expand the Visual Arts and the Built Environment program (VABE) and will transform the BFA sculpture/ 3D area with new technologies and approaches to art, architecture and design-related fields within the School of Creative Arts.
The successful candidate will possess a professional degree in architecture and an advanced degree in architecture or a design related field.  Preference will be given to Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or professional registration.  An active research agenda that contributes to regenerative and sustainable practices in architecture and/or design and a demonstrated ability to attract and maintain external research funding is essential.  A demonstrated publication record in professional and peer-reviewed journals, projects and exhibitions as well as evidence of excellence in teaching within an interdisciplinary context is essential.  A commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching is expected.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess a scholarly background and professional experience in the areas of sustainable architecture or design, along with a diverse skill set that may include the following: digital fabrication, multimodal platforms, data visualization, or integrated media.  Professional experience with adaptive re-use and community-based design studios would be an asset.
Application Requirements
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
  • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 12, 2017 (extended).  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointment committee. 


When completing the online application, please reference:

Job Number:  001900TT-2017-SOCA-SPF50-37

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Karen Engle, School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2828; Email:
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  
If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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