Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Forestry in Settled Landscapes

Toronto (City), Ontario
Salary range and rank will be commensurate with experience.
December 21 2020
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Forestry in Settled Landscapes. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Forestry or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in forestry related to settled landscapes, including but not limited to; urban forestry; landscape planning or landscape architecture, natural heritage management, and forest restoration. Candidates must have extensive field experience in urban and peri-urban areas, demonstrate expertise in vegetative monitoring, integration of site-level information with spatial technology, and have a good understanding of settled landscape policy, legislation, and land use. Candidates must have experience working with communities and have the ability to achieve professional RPF in Ontario.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing program strengths.  Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures.  Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities aimed at addressing real-world problems, forest management and conservation, and restoration challenges.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Set within a preeminent research university and located at the centre of one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, art/visual studies, forestry and urban design in undergraduate, professional, and advanced graduate programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built and natural geographies in a way that situates design, art, and foresters to meet its contemporary challenges. An emphasis on the connections between all of the design disciplines at work in the remaking of the built environment is apparent in the scholarly research and built work of many of our faculty. Following a decade-long transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, and a recent, major increase in its endowment, the Faculty is expanding its undergraduate and graduate programs. To accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings and an increase in its research and outreach programs, an awarding winning new building complex for the Faculty was recently completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. 

Submission guidelines can be found at: If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Robert Wright at

All application materials must be received by February 18, 2021.

To view the electronic version of this position and apply, please click the link below:

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

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