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Faculty Opportunities

Lecturer opening in Architectural Engineering and Architecture

*New Applications are not being received at this time*

The School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in Architectural Engineering and Architecture with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

The successful applicant must have a terminal degree in Architectureor an equivalent discipline. Professional designation in Canada, or the ability to register with the Ontario Architects Association within three years is considered an asset. While the initial appointment is for a three-year definite term Lecturer, with the possibility of a renewal for another three, the appointed Lecturer may be considered for an on-going appointment thereafter as Continuing Lecturer if they demonstrate outstanding performance in teaching and service.

All applicants must have a proven ability or excellent potential for outstanding teaching in architecture and architectural engineering, have strong communication skills and be committed to professional development and community building. Demonstrated service experience will be considered as a strong asset.

Applicants should have significant experience in architectural practice or post-secondary teaching in one or several of the following areas: whole building design, environmental and building systems, building science, structures, design methods, and computation and optimization techniques. A background in architecture, history of technology, and material research is desirable. Applicants must also have demonstrated interest in architecture education pedagogy, and preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated exceptional teaching skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses in Architectural Engineering and Architecture programs.  The School of Architecture expects the successful candidate to teach in studios, lecture courses and seminars/electives – integrating design, technology, and culture. Teaching across undergraduate and graduate programs is expected.

The expected teaching load is 5 to 6 courses (or equivalent teaching tasks) per year depending on the level of service, with regular non-teaching terms of four-month duration every two years for scholarly rejuvenation and development activities.

The salary range is $100,000 to $140,000, depending on experience. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Applications received by January 19, 2024 will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of teaching vision and capabilities, an abbreviated portfolio of up to ten examples across a maximum of 20 pages highlighting relevant teaching and design work, and contact information for three references to: 

Maya Przybylski , O’Donovan Director


School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+).

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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

Sessional Lecturer Opportunities

Sessional Lecturer opportunity for recent UW Master of Architecture Graduates - Rome Fall 2024

The School of Architecture invites expressions of interest for a sessional lecturer position in the Fall 2024 Rome Program. To teach in Rome, recently graduated Waterloo Architecture M. Arch alumni must be able to relocate to Rome for a maximum of 90 days, from early September to late November or early December (Fall 2024 term). Total remuneration for the term is $19,365, distributed as salary ($13,365) as well as a stipend to be used against reimbursable expenses (i.e. flights, ground transportation and accommodation) upon submission of receipts ($6,000). Flights must be purchased at the lowest available fare, and all expenses incurred must be within what is acceptable as stated in relevant University of Waterloo guidelines and policies. The sessional lecturer is responsible for finding flights and accommodation, and the stipend may not cover the total cost.

Responsibilities for this role in Rome are as follows:

  1.  Studio Instructor: Participate as a full instructor on the ARCH492 teaching team, supporting the co-ordinator, engaging in the preparation, delivery, communications, grading, field trips and any other activities related to the success of the studio course.
  2. Field trip support: The Rome term has traditionally included two field trips – the first in the South and through Antiquity, tied to the course “Roma and the Campagna,” (ARCH 428) and the second through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to various cities in the North, and associated with the “Italian Urban History” course (ARCH 446). Depending on the support available, you may be asked to be available to join on one or both of these trips to provide faculty support and supervision.
  3. Rome support: Work closely with the Rome teaching team, the Rome Program Coordinator, and the Rome Administrative Manager to provide support to students and staff as required and maintain close connection to academic support in Waterloo on any matter that necessitates assistance (i.e. Waterloo Architecture Director, Administrative Officer, Financial Officer, and Undergraduate Office).

Please send your application to by April 26, 2024.

The Application must include:

  • a statement of interest (300 words maximum)
  • an unofficial transcript (UG/Grad)
  • curriculum vitae
  • portfolio of relevant design and academic work
  •  a statement confirming your willingness to complete required and additional training as needed (e.g. equity, health, inclusivity, sexual violence awareness, referral and support training)
  • the name of two faculty members whom we can contact for reference (no letter needed – just the two names).
  • Current M.ARCH students, are asked to include a brief statement from their thesis supervisor reinforcing that a plan exists to complete degree requirements by July 1st 2024.

Applicants will be required to comply with Italian travel requirements as well as the University of Waterloo mandates applicable at the time of the program. In order to be awarded this position, current M.ARCH students must complete all degree requirements (including thesis approval at GSPA) by July 1st 2024.

Consideration will be given to students who have maintained an average of 85% or above in the graduate program, with at least one experience as a teaching assistant in a studio course during their graduate studies. Final decisions will be based on a committee’s review of the merit of the application, ability to work collegially, and expressed willingness to provide support in a way that is informed by UW resources and policies. The review committee is nominally comprised of the O’Donovan Director, the Rome Program Coordinator and the Associate Director, Graduate Studies.


Staff Opportunities

No current opportunities.