Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellow Award

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Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellow Award

The School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a two-year Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellow Award.  

This position offers early-career architects the opportunity to diversify their professional pursuits to include part-time teaching in a supportive community while continuing their practice-based activities.  We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated capacity to advance architectural knowledge through design-oriented activities.  The 2-year appointment can begin in May 2023 or September 2023.  

The Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellow Award provides a salary, as well as funding to support the hiring of a Waterloo Architecture co-op student for one academic term each year (up to $13,000 for a full-time 12-week work term). The salary range is $52,000 - $60,000 per annum plus benefits and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Teaching Fellow will give a public talk in their first teaching term and their work, highlighting the interplay between teaching and practice, will be exhibited in the final term of the appointment.  

The Teaching Fellow will be assigned to teach in two studios and one course per year where at least one studio can be an option studio. Efforts will be made to foster alignments with the candidate’s area of interest and teaching activities. Teaching activities can be consolidated into two out of the three academic terms each year.  

Candidates must have earned a professionally accredited degree in architecture. Licensed architects, and candidates leading a professional practice or in a leadership role within a larger firm are preferred.  

Candidates must provide evidence of individual excellence in professional architecture activity (exhibitions, awards, recognition for design work, and strong endorsements from high standing referees). Candidates must also demonstrate some teaching experience and the ability to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Architecture. Teaching experience, related accomplishments and letters of reference will be used as evidence to support teaching potential. 

The successful candidate will be engaged in a two-year teaching program that will include teaching across programs and levels at the School of Architecture with an emphasis on design studio teaching.   

The successful candidate is expected to be at the School of Architecture a minimum of two days a week during teaching terms and is expected to conduct teaching activities in-person. 

The closing date for applications is February 24, 2023 @ 11:00PM EST. Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter, a one-page statement of intent, and up to ten examples of design projects, teaching outcomes and related work (research, publications etc.) to Maya Przybylski, Interim O’Donovan Director, by submitting electronically to directorarchitecture@uwaterloo.ca. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview. 

The School of Architecture offers a Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)accredited professional program consisting of a four-year Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies followed by a Professional Master of Architecture. Cultural literacy, environmental stewardship, design excellence, technological innovation and a professional trajectory are central to the School’s curriculum and culture. The School has had a second location in Rome for 40 years, at which all fourth-year students study. The undergraduate curriculum also includes 24 months of co-operative work term experience, half of which are typically outside Canada, in many award-winning offices. The School thus maintains close connections with design offices around the world and with professional organizations and individuals in related disciplines. The University of Waterloo excels at experiential learning via the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program. 

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 of the Grand River 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(https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).  

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 is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Andri Efstathiou, Administrative Officer, at andri.efstathiou@uwaterloo.ca. Please contact Maya Przybylski (directorarchitecture@uwaterloo.ca) if you have any questions regarding the position, application process, or eligibility.  

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