A new exciting period at SAPL

In addition to offering first professional Master of Architecture, Master of Planning, and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees and research-focused degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels, SAPL is entering an exciting new period of growth with the launch of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary Bachelor of Design in City Innovation (BDCI) and an expanded focus on community-engaged teaching and research through our downtown City Building Design Lab. 

SAPL instructor M. Parker

Successful candidates will be assigned teaching duties in the BDCI program and their relevant graduate professional program. One of the positions is part of the University of Calgary’s Inclusive Excellence Cluster Hiring Initiative and is directed at Indigenous scholars or practitioners in the field of architecture, planning or landscape architecture. Five of the remaining positions are for the architecture program, two for the planning program, and two for the landscape architecture program.


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Indigenous Excellence Hire

SAPL invites applications from qualified Indigenous scholars and professional practitioners for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning or Landscape Architecture.

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Compensation and benefit highlights


UCalgary provides a comprehensive compensation plan to attract, retain, develop and motivate exemplary staff.

Competitive Benefits

Comprehensive coverage programs promote the health and well-being of staff members. 

Training and Development

Talent Development works within HR to offer custom programming, facilitation, and consulting services.

Staff Wellness

UCalgary offers a number of programs, resources, and services, to help promote, support, and sustain the health and wellness of faculty and staff.

Diversity and Equity

UCalgary strives to create and maintain a positive and productive learning and working environment in which there is respect for the dignity of all persons and fair and equitable treatment of individuals in our diverse community. Currently posting for an Indigenous Student Mentor sessional position.


Being recognized and recognizing others builds a supportive and positive workplace.

Our location inspires and motivates us

We acknowledge and pay tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations) as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). SAPL also recognizes that the City of Calgary is also home to Region III of the Métis Nation of Alberta. By virtue of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the university recognizes that we are all treaty people. The City of Calgary is home to diverse communities. Together, we share this land, strive to live together, learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

Calgary is ranked the fourth most livable city in the world by the Economist's 2018 "Global Livability Index" and is the gateway to the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Architectural landmarks such as the Peace Bridge, the Bow Tower, the National Music Centre at Studio Bell, the Central Library, and TELUS Sky, complement one of the most extensive urban cycling networks and natural park systems in Canada. Calgary is also Canada's most enterprising city where entrepreneurs, experimenters, and rule breakers are not afraid to experiment with built form, innovative policies, and new concepts. Calgary is a city of extraordinary community spirit; we come together and innovate for positive, integrated systemic improvement. 

At the same time, Calgary has a long history of car-oriented development of large single-family suburbs and a commercially focused downtown. With the current shift from an oil-based economy to one focused on clean-tech, digital enterprise, and innovation that requires competing in a global talent market, the city and its development industry is actively re-imagining the short-, medium-, and long-term future of the built environment towards sustainability, resiliency, equity, and vibrancy. 

With the city as a living lab, SAPL is an active partner in this innovation endeavor, engaging our students in real-world studio related projects and our faculty in community-focused research and critical practice. Through our downtown location, the City Building Design Lab has become a hub for collaborative research and public discussion about city building. In 2018, the CBDLab hosted 115 city building events that brought over 7,000 participants into the school for exhibitions and lectures.

This is an exciting time to join the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The launch of the Bachelor of Design in City Innovation will add 800 undergrad students to our 400 graduate students enrolled in our Master of Architecture, Master of Planning, and Master of Landscape Architecture course-based degrees and our three research degrees: Master of Environmental Design, PhD in Environmental Design and a Doctor of Design, specifically focused on helping established practitioners develop innovative new forms of practice.