Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture | University of Manitoba

Faculty of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture – Position Number 31171

The Department of Landscape Architecture invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing January 1, 2023 or July 1, 2023.

Candidates will have a passion for design and research in landscape architecture, interest and ability to work with allied disciplines, and apply innovative and creative approaches to their work. Candidates must have a well-articulated research agenda in landscape architecture based on scholarly activities or professional practice, the ability to teach design studios and lecture courses in an area of specialization, and to advise graduate students.

The position includes teaching studios and lecture courses in the Landscape + Urbanism option of the undergraduate Environmental Design program and/or the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program. The teaching load will generally comprise two studios and one lecture course or one studio and two lecture courses in each academic year.

The position also requires the appointee to engage in scholarly activities (encompassing applied scholarship, creative work, professional practice, or research) and service within the University and to the The position also requires the appointee to engage in scholarly activities (encompassing applied The position also requires the appointee to engage in scholarly activities (encompassing applied scholarship, creative work, professional practice, or research) and service within the University and to the wider community. Examples of activities and assessments of excellence relevant to teaching, scholarship and service are described in more detail in the Faculty of Architecture Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion:

Terms of appointment for professorial positions are covered by the Collective Agreement between the University and the University Faculty Association (UMFA) and can be found at:

The appointee will report to (and be assigned teaching duties by) the Head of Landscape Architecture. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates will be reviewed in terms of the following criteria:

  • doctoral degree in landscape architecture or in a closely related field strongly preferred
  • accredited degree or equivalent in landscape architecture
  • demonstrated research ability and /or design achievement in practice
  • eligibility for full membership of the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects/Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
  • expertise in one or more of the following key areas is desirable (listed, not prioritized):
    ecology, plants, community design, current digital design technologies particularly Geographic Information Systems

The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is dedicated to excellence in the design of the The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is dedicated to excellence in the design of the human environment. We offer an undergraduate program in Environmental Design and fully accredited graduate programs in Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Architecture and Interior Design, as well as a PhD program in Design and Planning.  We aim to provide an inspiring learning environment based on ethical principles and profound knowledge to prepare students for the complex demands confronting practitioners in the design disciplines. Additional information on the Department of Landscape Architecture is available at:

The Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba is the oldest graduate program in the discipline in Canada. The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, giving graduates formal recognition throughout Canada and the United States.

Manitoba encompasses prairie, boreal plains, boreal shield, taiga shield, Hudson plains, and southern arctic ecozones. While the university is in the southeastern part of the prairie region, the province as a whole affords a wide range of research as well as recreational opportunities. Winnipeg is located on Canada’s Treaty One Territory at the confluence of the Seine, Assiniboine and Red Rivers. Its population is diverse, reflecting multiple waves of immigration. Its urban forest is a noteworthy treasure (though one requiring vigilance). Distinctive historical buildings bear witness to the city’s prominence during the Wheat Boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but today the city and provincial economies are diverse. 

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or 204-474-7195. Please note that this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applicants are requested to digitally submit a complete application package with the following:

  • cover letter providing a statement of interest in the position
  • current Curriculum Vitae
  • portfolio of their professional, creative, and scholarly work, including a statement of scholarly intentions
  • examples of student work, if applicable
  • name, address, and email address of three referees from whom confidential references may be obtained.

Applicants are requested to digitally submit their materials by September 30, 2022 and will remain open until the position is filled. Interviews of short-listed candidates will commence in October 2022.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of the Manitoba “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (FIPPA).  Please note, however, that Curricula Vitae will be provided confidentially to members of the Search Committee.

Please quote the above-noted position number and email the complete application to:

Anna Thurmayr
Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture
Chair of Landscape Architecture Search Committee
Russell Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3T 2N2
Email: [email protected]

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