Head of Department & Professor - Architecture

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Friday, 8 March 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Head of Department & Professor

Department: Architecture (www.strath.ac.uk/architecture/)

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/)

Staff Category: Academic

Reference No: 202892

Reports To: Head of Department, Executive Dean of Engineering and the Principal


Salary Range: The successful candidate will be appointed to the Academic Professional / Professorial scale for the substantive post. In addition, a Head of Department allowance will be payable for the duration of appointment as Head of Department

Contract Type: Initially for 3 years as Head of Department, with the possibility of a second term in office.  Running in parallel with this appointment, you will hold a substantive, open–ended, Academic Professional post.

FTE: 1

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019

The Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde was formally established in 1967. It is among the oldest and largest in the UK and enjoys a distinguished international reputation. The Department captures the University’s ethos as the place of useful learning in its vision, mission and pedagogical practice. Operating at the intersection of art and design, culture and technology, engineering and society, in global and local contexts, our teaching addresses the environmental and societal challenges facing the built environment and places emphasis on the opportunities this challenges create.

The mission of the Department of Architecture is to provide a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment that enables both students and staff to excel in architectural enquiry and design practice. The Department has been ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2019 and 1st in Scotland and 8th in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2019. We deliver high quality, industry relevant/practice focused programmes as commended by the professional community and national and international accreditation boards. The Department has seen significant growth in its annual overseas student population, across all programmes, since 2013 and has one of the largest international exchange portfolios in architecture in the UK with more than 22 student exchange agreements in place.

You will be an internationally recognised academic leader with a relevant first degree and a PhD (or equivalent professional qualification), together with a substantial track record in research, teaching and knowledge exchange, including management and leadership roles.  You will be an excellent communicator, capable of inspiring staff and students and driving forward the Department’s ambitions and strategic aims across its full range of activities.

Appointment as Head of Department will be for a fixed-term period of 3 years initially and you will also be appointed to an open-ended substantive post in the Department at a senior level, in accordance with your qualifications, standing and experience.  An indication of what can be expected at the various levels of our Academic Professional staff categories of our Academic Professional staff categories can be found here: Career Pathways.

For appointment at Professorial level: Subject to the Charter and Statutes and Ordinances and Regulations of the University, as Professor you will be responsible to the Court of the University through the Principal for providing leadership in your academic area and will report annually on this.  This is in addition to the responsibility, which each Professor owes to his or her Head of Department.

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).