Community-Engaged Scholarship & Indigenous Planning
Position Number: 24655
Department of City Planning
Academic Full-time/Tenure Track
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018
Closing Date for Applications: Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 and will be open until the position is filled.
The Department of City Planning invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2018 or soon after. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD (or anticipate completion of a PhD by the fall of 2018) in Planning or a relevant allied field. Consideration may be given to those candidates who hold a Master’s degree in Planning or a relevant allied field who can demonstrate extensive relevant experience working with marginalized communities and conducting community-engaged research. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load of three courses per year including the Indigenous Planning Studio, supervision of graduate students, research in the candidate’s area of expertise, and service within the University and community. Starting position and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Department of City Planning
City Planning is one of four departments in the Faculty of Architecture, alongside Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, that offers the oldest continuously running planning program in Canada recognized/accredited by the planning profession in Canada by the Professional Standards Board (see http://www.psb-planningcanada.ca/). City Planning faculty members also contribute to an undergraduate program in Environmental Design, and the Department is proposing to offer a City Planning Studies Minor to the broader university community. The Faculty has also launched a PhD Program in Planning and Design. More information about the Faculty and its Departments can be found at http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/.
The Master of City Planning program is studio-based and most projects undertaken require students and faculty to engage with communities in the city of Winnipeg or the province of Manitoba. The successful candidate will address and further the Department’s goals in developing its capacity to undertake research and projects with communities in urban and rural areas with high Indigenous populations. The Department seeks to increase its capacity to work with communities in Manitoba and across Canada, and to develop international collaborations.
The Indigenous Planning Studio engages multiple community partners each year spread over a large geography. It supports First Nations with key aspects of a planning process, often working at the intersection of community development and land use planning. It provides opportunities to combine this service-based learning with participatory, community-based research.
- Demonstrated commitment to community-engaged teaching and/or research;
- Demonstrated project-based teaching, research and/or other experience with diverse and marginalized communities;
- Record of research including publications and/or external funding support appropriate for the level of appointment;
- Ability to teach in the Department’s core and option graduate courses (eg. Planning Theory, Research Methods);
- Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the Master’s program.
- PhD in planning or relevant allied field (or ABD, anticipating completion of PhD by the Fall of 2018);
- Membership or eligibility for certification as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Manitoba (see http://www.psb-planningcanada.ca/CERTIFICATION/index.php);
- Direct experience with community development and/or community-based approaches to land use planning;
- Demonstrated record of successful teaching;
- Ability to support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research across the university and beyond;
- Ability to contribute courses at the undergraduate level to students in the Environmental Design program and in the proposed City Planning Studies Minor;
- Ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the PhD program;
The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous Achievement (see https://umanitoba.ca/admin/president/media/PRE-00-018-StrategicPlan-WebPdf_FNL.pdf and http://umanitoba.ca/admin/indigenous_connect/3388.html). It is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba. You can learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the Faculty and Department is available at http:/www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture.
Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent, including teaching philosophy and research interests; current curriculum vitae; a portfolio of scholarship, creative activities and/or practice, preferably with evidence of teaching excellence; and the names of three references, including name, telephone number and email address to:
Richard Milgrom, Search Committee Chair
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
201 Russell Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6868
Fax: (204) 474-7532
Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 and will be open until the position is filled.