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Assistant Professor – Architecture Practice (Part time)

Architecture and Built Environment

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £40,521 to £56,021 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 18 December 2023
Reference:  ENG527223

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious academic to join our team at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering to contribute to teaching excellence in the field of sustainable design, tectonics and climate literacy, providing a best-in-class learning experience for the next generation of architects.? 

In this teaching role, you will take responsibility for the delivery of teaching through studio and technical modules on both our MArch and L7 Apprenticeship programmes. You will contribute to programme planning, design, and development and to the management of student cohorts.? You will lead teaching of aspects of the ARB / RIBA Sustainability requirements. You could also use your extensive knowledge and skills to lead original research, produce high quality outputs, and where appropriate seek, and secure external research funding. 

Above all, this role is about support for the development of integrated holistic design. We are looking for someone who can instill the next generation of Architects with a passion for materiality and the value of tectonics in delivering holistic sustainable design solutions. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject or have teaching or practice experience that enables them to develop and support interdisciplinary design project work. Our ideal candidate will also demonstrate a knowledge of curriculum development and subject expertise to deliver exceptional student experience and satisfaction.  

Our Department of Architecture and Built Environment is one of the largest schools/units of architecture in the UK with circa 900-1000 talented students in 15 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes covering architecture, architectural environmental engineering, urban design, building services, and sustainable energy technologies. We are particularly known for our research expertise and reputation for innovation in the areas of sustainable architecture and energy efficient buildings, and this area of strength is interleaved throughout our programmes offer. 

The successful candidate will be joining a top 100 department/school of architecture in the world according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, which positions us as 5th in the UK. Our Department was ranked 1st in the Russell Group universities for ‘overall satisfaction’ in Architecture at the National Student Survey 2022, and we were voted top 3 architecture school/department by UK top 100 architectural practices. 

We are looking for someone able to build on our existing strengths and excellent reputation, develop our offer and extend our reach and profile, both domestically and internationally.

This is a permanent, part time (14.5 hrs per week) role. Applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work fractionally (32 weeks per year). 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Graeme Barker, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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