Assistant Professor in Environmental and Regional Planning, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Faculty of Architecture

Department of City Planning

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Assistant Professor in Environmental and Regional Planning – Position Number 31137

The Department of City Planning invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates must hold a PhD in planning or a relevant allied field (or anticipate completion of a PhD by the Fall of 2022). Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience with planning research and/or practice that addresses climate change and resilience at urban and regional scales. Duties for this position include a full-time teaching load of three courses per year, including the Regional Planning Studio. The successful candidate will undertake research in their area of expertise, advise graduate students, and provide service within the University and broader community.

City Planning at the University of Manitoba is the oldest continuously running program in Canada accredited by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) for Planning in Canada (see It is based in the Faculty of Architecture along with three other graduate programs: Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. City Planning faculty members contribute to the Faculty’s undergraduate interdisciplinary program in Environmental Design. The Faculty has also launched a PhD Program in Planning and Design. More information about the Faculty and its Departments can be found at

The Master of City Planning program is studio-based and most projects require students and faculty to collaborate with communities and stakeholders in Winnipeg and/or the province of Manitoba. As the only U15 university in the province, our practice and research is designed to augment the capacity of communities, municipalities, and the province to engage in planning that enhances social equity, well-being and sustainability.  The successful candidate will further the Department’s capacity to undertake projects and research at regional scales and will address the challenges the social-ecological system face in relation to climate change.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in planning or relevant allied field (or ABD, anticipating completion of PhD by the Fall of 2022)
  • certification or eligibility for certification as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Manitoba (see
  • strong interest and commitment to project-based learning in studio environments
  • interest in engaging with local issues in prairie and/or northern environments and communities
  • record of research including publications and/or external funding support appropriate for the level of appointment
  • ability to teach courses that address environmental planning, climate change or resilience
  • ability to teach in the program’s masters-level core courses (e.g., Planning Theory, Research Methods)
  • ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the master’s program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • direct experience with regional land use planning practice
  • demonstrated record of successful teaching
  • proficiency with GIS technologies
  • proficiency with quantitative methods in planning research and practice
  • ability to engage with and 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
  • ability to advise and mentor graduate students in the PhD program

The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous Achievement (see and The University campus is located in Winnipeg, (the largest city in Manitoba) on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation in the heart of Turtle Island.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

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 or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applicants are required to digitally submit a complete application package including a letter of intent indicating how they satisfy the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, research statement describing scholarly contributions and future research agenda, one publication or writing sample that represents the applicant’s core research, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests with a sample course syllabus (if available), plus the names of three references, including name, telephone number and email address.

Applicants are requested to digitally submit their materials by April 4, 2022. Consideration of applications will commence thereafter and will remain open until the position is filled.

Please quote  position number 31137 and email the complete application to:


Richard Milgrom, PhD RPP MCIP

Head, Department of City Planning

Chair, City Planning Search Committee

Faculty of Architecture

University of Manitoba

201 Russell Building

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3T 2M6



Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

All members of the University of Manitoba community are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more information, please visit the University of Manitoba COVID website


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