Sessional Opportunities

The School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo regularly seeks architects and other contributors to join the different studio teaching teams, teach some of the core classes, or offer elective courses at the graduate or undergraduate levels. We always welcome expressions of interest in the different opportunities to teach, review or lecture at the School.

We are particularly interested in courses and areas of expertise that would further the School of Architecture’s agenda on indigenous practices and knowledge, racial equity and environmental justice, as well as ecological care and sustainability.

We invite applications in undergraduate studio courses from 1st to 4th year, including first year studios (ARCH192 and ARCH193), ARCH292 (second year design studio), comprehensive building design studio (ARCH493), option studios (ARCH393), as well as studios focused on urban questions in the Winter (ARCH392) and on site and landscape in the Spring (ARCH293).

Opportunities may also arise to teach core or elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in specialized areas: architectural media and representation, landscape and urbanism, environment and technology, in cultural history and theory, as well as in equity and environmental justice. If you wish to be considered for a course at the graduate level, proposed topics should intersect with our three broad research areas; Critical Matter: materials, computation + craft; Future History: theory + culture; and Planet in Crisis: territories, cities + landscape.

If you are interested, please submit a complete curriculum vitae, a description of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy with an indication of your specific teaching interests by email to the Director. We receive applications on a continuous basis, keep them for consideration for one year, and award these based on the opportunities available and expertise and experience required.


The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The School of Architecture 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+. Ongoing work and updates on the School of Architecture’s commitments to Racial Equity and Environmental Justice can be found here (https://uwaterloo.ca/architecture-racial-equity/).