Assistant Professor in Environmental Design #31269 – Winnipeg, MB, CA | Jobs

Faculty of Architecture
Environmental Design Program
Academic extension number: #31269


The Environmental Design Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are looking for candidates with a passion for teaching design who can work across disciplines and apply innovative and creative approaches to their work. This position offers candidates the opportunity to work collaboratively within a dedicated, forward-thinking team of design educators to provide a catalyst for exceptional undergraduate design education. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is located in Treaty 1 territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. The Faculty of Architecture is dedicated to the critical and creative engagement of students in the pressing issues of the day through studies in the design of human and natural environments. The Faculty offers an undergraduate program in environmental design, four graduate departments with professional design degrees in architecture, urban planning, interior design and landscape architecture, and a doctorate. program in design and planning.

The Bachelor of Environmental Design is a four-year degree program consisting of two years of foundational study [ED1 and ED2] followed by two years of intermediate studies [ED3 and ED4]. Core studies challenge students to understand the holistic nature of environmental design early in design education, establishing the foundations for design, research, and critical thinking. Intermediate studies prepare students for discipline-based design theories and practices through specialized study in Architecture, Interior Environments, or Landscape + Urbanism. The successful candidate will contribute to the improvement and future of the environmental design program.


This position will be in the Environmental Design Foundation program. The ideal candidate will understand environmental design as an interdisciplinary area of ​​research and have a background in teaching and research or teaching and practice with a focus on emerging practices in technology and design. We support an approach to technological education that integrates science with design in its tectonic, phenomenological and poetic aspects. A record of teaching and design studio instruction at the undergraduate level is required.

The annual two-term teaching assignment includes one co-taught design studio per term and a compulsory lecture course focusing on materials, structures and assemblies. Lectures should support design as a way of thinking, creating and contributing to the world. The candidate should be able to teach entry-level design studios and have an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of environmental design and the science and practice of building technology.

We are looking for a candidate who is familiar with applied statics, building materials, building material properties and building system assemblies for building exteriors, interior constructions and applications involving landscapes, including impacts on resource depletion and socially and environmentally sustainable building practices. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to inspire and engage students and facilitate the integration of building technology principles into environmental design education. The candidate will have the ability to conduct rigorous research, scholarly work, engage in creative pursuits, and contribute to service within the University and the local community. The candidate will have an awareness of major issues related to environmental design in our time, including but not limited to resource depletion, urban overgrowth, climate change, mass migration, vernacular culture , reconciliation and social justice, food shortage, etc.


  • Demonstrated design capabilities in environmental design;
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a design discipline or relevant related field;
  • A demonstrable body of design studio teaching and research or design studio critical teaching and practice;
  • Comparable academic or professional experience may be considered;
  • LEED® accreditation or LFA accreditation is desired.


  • Ability to conduct and communicate original research and promote scholarly initiatives;
  • Ability to contribute to areas of service and commitment within the program, faculty and university;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach an innovative curriculum;
  • Candidates familiar with EDI issues and work are desirable.


The University of Manitoba is committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and to promoting hiring, promotion and tenure opportunities (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded full participation in the University and the community as a whole, including Indigenous peoples. , women, racialized people, people with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other diverse gender identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you need accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note that this contact information is for accommodation purposes only.

The position is offered in accordance with the terms of the collective agreement in effect between the University of Manitoba and the Association of Professors of the University of Manitoba.

Applicants are requested to digitally submit a complete application package by June 1, 2022. Applications containing the following will be accepted until the position is filled:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A portfolio of professional and/or scholarly work, including examples of design teaching, research, creative activities and/or best practice;
  • Teaching dossier and/or statement of the candidate’s teaching approach to teaching design/philosophy;
  • Name, address, telephone number and email of three references from whom confidential references may be obtained.

Application materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the privacy protection provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae, as well as all submission documents, will be provided to participating members of the search committee.

Applications and inquiries should reference the respective position #31269 Technology and Design, as listed above, and be addressed to:

Eduardo Aquino, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Architecture Acting Head, Environmental Design Program Faculty of Architecture | University of Manitoba Building 413 Architecture II | Winnipeg, MB R3T2N2 T. (204) 474-7177 | C. (204) 295-4288 E.

Further details can be obtained from the FAUM website:

Abdul J. Gaspar