Early Career Academic Fellow - Architecture 

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Early Career Academic Fellow - Architecture 
Reference: A-60469127-02 
Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities
Salary Info: Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Contract Type: Fixed Term , Full-time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019. 

DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 - the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations' 17 SDGs, or Global Goals. 

Faculty / Directorate  
Arts, Design and Humanities is situated across two buildings, the newly refurbished Vijay Patel Building and the historic Clephan Building and consists of the Leicester School of Architecture, the School of Humanities, the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Design. The Faculty has five newly formed research institutes in Architecture, English, History, Art and Design and Dance, Drama and Performance Studies with leading researchers working in these fields. 

Ambitious to build on this position of strength, we are looking for talented new Early Career Academic Fellows (ECAF). The scheme is for outstanding individuals who would like to develop an academic career. These are ‘tenure track’ positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, each ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship. 

The ECAF will contribute to teaching and research within the relevant school in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities while developing interdisciplinary networks within the faculty and the university. In Architecture we are seeking candidates that can demonstrate an ability to connect research and teaching to practice–based experience, relating to contemporary issues within the built environment, aligned with the United Nations’ 17 SDGs, or Global Goals. 

Ideal Candidate  
Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, and ARB/RIBA Part II or its equivalent international qualification and gained professional experience in Architecture, with the potential to become a future academic leader. Appointees will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing their research profile or practice. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to profes-sional development opportunities. 

The closing date is 3 December 2018 and applications will be reviewed regularly to give every opportunity for all applications to be thoroughly considered. 

Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application, which includes their research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application to outline how your area of research and practice-based experience aligns with the role of ECAF in Architecture within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities.

If you require further information, please contact Christopher Jones, Interim Head of Architecture tel: 0116 250 6574 

Closing Date: 3 December 2018