Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Architecture / Interior Architecture

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£35,844 - £40,322
29 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2021
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice Chancellor’s Fellows are permanent positions with a significant focus on research in the first three years of the appointment, to encourage the development of major research projects that bring colleagues together at Northumbria and beyond. Applications are invited for this position in the area of Architecture and/or Interior Architecture, specifically within one or more of the following fields: design education; design practice; design theory; creative, heritage and adaptive reuse; and professional practice. The selected role holder will contribute to research activities in alignment with Northumbria University’s REF 2021 Unit of Assessment 13 submission, particularly to build upon its excellence within the field of architectural research by design, and/or architectural history and theory.

You must hold a first degree, with subject expertise in Architecture or Interior Architecture and a PhD or equivalent recent industrial experience. You must have outstanding research outputs and clear research plans for the future including around grant capture. You will utilise this expertise to deliver outstanding research informed teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to demonstrate some relevant teaching experience, the ability to work effectively with colleagues, and the potential to attract external funding to support the future development of your research. Although the role will allow the successful candidate to concentrate on developing their personal research agenda as well as collaborative projects, you should be prepared to take on teaching and administration over the course of the fellowship. After the first three years you will progress as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Architecture or Interior Architecture.

The successful applicants will develop their independent research agenda, engage in and lead research bidding activity, and publish or exhibit in world-leading forums for disseminating design research.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Paul Ring, Head of the Architecture Subject Group ( or Dr Niraj Thurairajah, Head of Department of Architecture and the built Environment (

For more information about the Department please visit their homepage –

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio).Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world.Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for InternationalColleagues.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.  

Please note this vacancy will close on 22/08/2021