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Two openings at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture (Open Rank/Assistant Professor)

The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University invites applications for two, full-time, open-rank/assistant professor tenure-track positions.

These positions are supported by McGill University’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism. Inspired by global social and political mobilization against systemic racism, the Plan commits to increasing the University’s complement of Black tenure-track and tenured professors.

Link: https://www.mcgill.ca/provost/files/provost/action_plan_to_address_anti-black_racism.pdf

Successful candidates for the positions will display a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Architectural education at McGill University has a long and distinguished record of social engagement through practice, research, and advocacy. The successful candidate would benefit from and enrich this dynamic landscape. Potential research areas include: spatial activism and community engagement; housing; Black architectural experience, the construction of racial identities; building technology and structural systems; global architectural histories; sustainability; and digital media.

This call for applications is situated in our strong institutional commitment to inclusivity. The School is transforming its tenure-track faculty, launching large-scale collaborative research initiatives, and critically revising its structures and approaches to architectural education. The call supports the University’s efforts to strengthen research excellence and course offerings in fields such as Black Canadian Studies and African and Diaspora Studies. Our students, too, have made a passionate student appeal for racial justice. The School is fully committed to addressing the multiple challenges that face the discipline and the profession, including diversity and inclusion, social equity, environmental sustainability, climate change, and public health and safety.

Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate an outstanding track record of teaching and research as well as a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. A professional degree in architecture or an allied field is required and a PhD in architecture or an allied field by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter is strongly preferred.

Duties: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on department needs, advising our B.Sc.(Arch.), M.Arch,, and Ph.D. students, and providing service to the department, Faculty of Engineering, and university community. The ability to develop and sustain a level of teaching performance and research production commensurate with the University’s expectations for tenure is required. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program of international distinction.

University: Situated in the heart of bilingual Montreal, McGill University is a research-intensive, English-language institution ranked among the top universities in the world. It engages Montreal’s vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environment.

Application: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a short statement of their vision of architectural education and research, and the names of three references to:


Review of applications will begin on 13 May 2022, and will continue until the two positions are filled.

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca (email).

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Adhésion aux principes d’équité et de diversité


L’Université McGill s’engage fermement à respecter les principes d’équité et de diversité au sein de sa communauté, tout en valorisant la rigueur et l’excellence académiques. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et des minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes en situation de handicap, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation sexuelle et identité de genre, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances nécessaires pour interagir au sein de groupes diversifiés.

McGill valorise et encourage la recherche qui reflète des traditions intellectuelles, des méthodologies ainsi que des modes de dissémination et de traduction diversifiés. Les personnes candidates sont invitées à démontrer la portée de leur recherche, aussi bien au sein de leur champ universitaire que dans un contexte interdisciplinaire, notamment dans les secteurs gouvernemental, communautaire et industriel.

En outre, McGill reconnaît et prend équitablement en considération l’incidence des congés (p. ex., obligations familiales ou congés pour raisons de santé), qui peuvent entraîner des interruptions ou des ralentissements de carrière. Quiconque pose sa candidature est encouragé à signaler tout congé ayant eu une incidence sur son rendement et pouvant avoir modifié son parcours de carrière. Ces renseignements seront pris en compte aux fins d’évaluation équitable du dossier.

L’Université McGill dispose d’un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des groupes visés à indiquer leur appartenance à ces derniers dans leur dossier de candidature. Elle tient également à s’assurer que les personnes en situation de handicap reçoivent un traitement équitable et puissent pleinement s’intégrer à la vie universitaire en ayant à cœur de mettre en œuvre les principes de conception universelle dans toutes les sphères d’activité de l’Université, conformément aux politiques et procédures relatives aux aménagements. Les personnes en situation de handicap qui pourraient avoir besoin de certains aménagements pour soumettre leur candidature sont invitées à communiquer en toute confidentialité par accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca (courriel).

On encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l’immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes détenant la citoyenneté canadienne ainsi que le statut de la résidence permanente.

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