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Assistant Professor of Architecture - Housing
Universite de Montreal

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Architecture - Housing
University Universite de Montreal More About This Institution...
Montreal, QC, Canada
Department École d'architecture
Application Deadline until the position is filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture at Université de Montréal seeks a full-time assistant professor with expertise in housing. The school of Architecture is part of the Faculty of Environmental Design of the Université de Montréal, which offers programs at all three levels of study in its six disciplines: architecture, industrial design, interior design, game design, landscape architecture and urban planning. The diversity, quality and interdisciplinary nature of the faculty's training and research make it an exceptional place for the design of living environments.

The School of Architecture is one of the twelve schools in Canada whose programs are accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. It offers a bachelor's degree program, a professional master's program, an individualized doctorate in architecture, and participates in faculty programs at the graduate level.

The School of Architecture respectfully acknowledges that it is based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) on the unceded traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka Nation, the meeting place of many First Nations. Our school values and encourages diversity of identity, thought, perspective and experience within the scientific community and sees this diversity as essential to creativity, quality and innovation in research, teaching and community service. We are looking for candidates who are committed or willing to commit to creating an inclusive and equitable environment.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the School of Architecture:

You will do so through your teaching and your research activities, as well as by ensuring the visibility of your discipline in regional and global contexts and participating actively in the operation of a renowned institution. As such, your contribution will include the following:

–Teaching studios, seminars and lecture courses in the Bachelor and Master's degree programs in architecture as well as in the Faculty’s graduate programs, and in the supervision of graduate students;

–Developing and implementing a research agenda in the field of housing in the context of urgent ecological transformation and social engagement;

–Contributing to academic life and to the functioning of the institution;

–Contributing to the university's visibility and influence.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

–A Ph.D related to the field of architecture;


A professional master’s degree in architecture and a graduate degree in a field relevant to the position in addition to two years of relevant experience in the teaching and/or research and/or professional practice;


A master’s degree in environmental design or in a related field in connection with the theme of housing, five years of experience (beyond the first professional degree) in professional-level teaching and research projects that demonstrate the applicant’s capacity to promote the development of the field;

–A professional degree in architecture;

–Excellence in university teaching, especially in project teaching in design studios;

–Demonstration of a high level of knowledge of the field of housing relevant to the North American context and of a strong commitment to the principles of social engagement and cultural diversity;

–An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.


The following are considered assets for this position:

–Experience in housing projects, post-occupancy evaluation processes, engagement with communities and organizations working on social or community housing;

–Knowledge of the history of the development of housing typologies and in different geographical contexts;

–Awards prizes, grants, etc. in professional practice and/or academic research and other forms of formal recognition;

–Proficiency in new technologies applied to architecture;

–Contributions to other related activities such as policy briefs, guides for best practices, studies, reports, community engagements, etc.

–Involvement in community participation programs with respect to social and cultural inclusion of marginalized groups, etc.


How to submit your application

You are invited to submit your application by sending us your file in PDF format. This application should include:

–A letter of interest in which you present your pedagogical interests and your research program.

–A curriculum vitae including a copy of your diplomas.

–A sample of your published research (3 documents maximum).

–If applicable, a portfolio of significant professional projects.

–A teaching dossier, including a portfolio of student work completed under your direction, as well as teaching evaluations.

–Name and contact information for three references (from professors, supervisors or any other relevant person) are also required. These individuals will be contacted directly to provide a letter of appreciation for those candidates who will be selected.


Documents should be sent in PDF format to:

Professor Izabel Amaral, Chair

School of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design, Université de Montréal

Additional information about the position

Reference number

AME 12-22/03

Application deadline

March 13, 2023 or until the position is filled


Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits

Starting date

On or after August 1, 2023

 Job Description (PDF format)
French version | English version

  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers. Université de Montréal's application process allows all members of the Professor's Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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Contact Information

  • Izabel Amaral, Directrice
    École D'architecture
    Universite De Montreal
    2940 Chemin De La Côte-Sainte-Catherine
    Montreal, QC H3T 1B9


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