Lecturer in Architectural Engineering and Architecture

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

Email:  directorarchitecture@uwaterloo.ca

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 (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

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

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

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 directorarchitecture@uwaterloo.ca.