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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
McGill University

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2018
Title Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
University McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Department School of Urban Planning
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Urban Studies and Planning

The School of Urban Planning invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to commence in August 2019. This is a junior position, but consideration will also be given to outstanding mid-career and senior candidates (Associate and Full Professors). We seek candidates who bring critical perspectives to bear on professional practice. In addition, the School seeks candidates with one or more of the following specializations: project management, infrastructure planning and operations, transport planning, urban design, urban computing, history of planning and regulations, and human-environment interactions.

Applicants should have either a Ph.D. in Urban Planning or a related field (or be in position to earn the degree by the time they join the School), or a Masters in Urban Planning and record of professional practice at the highest level. The candidate should either be a professionally accredited planner in good standing or have followed an accredited Urban Planning program, such that they are eligible to become an accredited planner in Québec. While candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred, those with a Master’s degree who possess substantial professional experience and have demonstrated ability for conducting high quality scholarly research will also be considered. Ability to speak French is an advantage.

Preference will also be given to applicants who can contribute to more than one of the specializations mentioned above and who can participate in studio teaching. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their teaching ability.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit an application letter, teaching and research statements, two pieces of their work, detailed CV, and names of at least three references. Candidates should indicate how they found out about the position. Candidates should address their letters to:

Richard Shearmur, Director School of Urban Planning McGill University 815 Sherbrooke Street West, #400 Montréal, Québec Canada H3A 0C2

All application documents must be sent in PDF format to

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2018.

  • McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Richard Shearmur
    School of Urban Planning
    McGill University
    815 Sherbrooke Street West - Room 400
    Montreal, QC H3A 0C2


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