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AD24-35Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture

University of Guelph

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

SEDRD is actively involved in Canadian and international landscape architecture, planning and capacity development. Considered the birthplace of landscape architecture education in Canada, 60 years ago, the University of Guelph has an established an international reputation offering two of Canada’s leading and enduring programs. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), both professionally accredited programs, have produced landscape architects who practice around the world and participate in the full spectrum of the discipline. SEDRD invites applications from individuals who want to join as a colleague, to work collaboratively in continuing to foster Guelph’s professional programs through rigorous teaching, research, and who have a genuine interest in the knowledge areas and practice of Landscape Architecture.

The most common distribution of effort for SEDRD faculty is teaching (40%), research (40%) and service/outreach (20%). The ideal candidate will be an early career professional with the following qualifications:

1) A PhD degree preferred in Landscape Architecture, or terminal degree in Landscape Architecture with a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in pursuing effective landscape architectural outcomes through leadership, collaboration and innovative design.
2) Demonstrated ability to raise funds for research and development projects from private and public sector granting agencies;
3) Established record of publication (creative works included) in interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals;
4) Work experience and/or educational background appropriate to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and to mentor student interests in at least three of the following subject areas: design theory and history; site planning and urban design; ecological design, green infrastructure and environmental resiliency; climate change; plant identification and planting design; professional practice; cultural landscapes; Indigenous communities; human health and well-being; social justice; and, analog and/or digital technologies for design communication and management. Alternatively, self-declaration of subject areas not noted in this listing, may be considered.
5) Certification by a professional landscape architecture body, or work experience and/or educational background appropriate to qualify for candidate status with one of the nine (9) sub-component associations of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) within five years of appointment. For more information on certification see:

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD)

Part of the Ontario Agricultural College (, SEDRD ( reflects the imperatives in building authentic communities where landscape architects, leaders, communicators, planners, citizens and politicians all play important interdependent roles in community strength. The faculty strive to create a work environment that emphasizes a cooperative, collegial approach to teaching, research and outreach. SEDRD offers the following programs: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (; Master of Landscape Architecture (; MSc and MPLAN in Rural Planning & Development; MSc in Capacity Development & Extension; and PhD in Rural Studies having a focus on sustainable landscape systems and sustainable rural communities. The school currently supports several other programs in the College and at the University with several focused courses on design, communications, planning, sustainable communities, environment, and recreation and tourism.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on September 2, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a summary of relevant achievements; and (4) a brief statement of areas of current and future interests in teaching, research and outreach. Evaluations of prior teaching experience will be expected. The cover letter should speak directly to the 5 qualifications listed above. References are required at the short-list stage.

Applications should be sent by email to the attention of:

Sean Kelly
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We encourage applications from underrepresented or equity deserving groups.

The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

At University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.