Lecturer/ Ass Prof in Digital Technologies & Enviro Design

07 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2022
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy has an international reputation as a centre of excellence for research and teaching in a multidisciplinary School ranked in the QS top 150.

The School has a global reputation for architectural design excellence with its faculty and adjunct staff maintaining an international profile. The School is seeking to increase its expertise and capacity in the areas of technology and sustainability to contribute to our ambition in this area. Applications are invited for a four-year fixed-term Lecturer/Assistant Professor post in Digital Technologies and Environmental Design.

Applicants must have a PhD in architecture, architectural engineering, or a related area, have a high-quality publication record (commensurate with stage of career), an ability to contribute research in an area that strengthens the research profile of the School, a commitment to high quality University-level teaching, a strong technical and computational competency, excellent interpersonal skills, and a capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, the research institutes (UCD Earth Institute and/or UCD Energy Institute) and the wider academic community. It is expected that the successful candidate will input across environmental, technical and studio modules.

They should possess an ability to integrate digital knowledge, digital thinking and digital production into our School's studio-oriented programmes. This appointment is part of a strategy to augment and develop digital literacy in our teaching and research all in the broader context of the much needed response of the discipline to the Climate Emergency. Therefore, the successful candidate should have an historical understanding of the development of techniques and technologies in environmental design (architecture, landscape, urban), should be invested in drawing and modelling as analytical and projective tools, and should work with a range of software dealing with the analysis, adaptation, and creation of designed environments from buildings to city and landscape scales. Experience in practice is recognised and valued. It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate effectively on an interdisciplinary basis. Key thematic areas of research might include:

  • Building energy performance and modelling
  • Low and zero-carbon building
  • Citywide energy modelling
  • Urban environmental performance
  • 3D modelling, simulation, virtual and augmented reality

Athena Swan The School is part of the College of Engineering and Architecture and was awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in 2019 for their shared commitment to ensuring that their faculty, staff and students experience an equal, diverse and inclusive environment.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar Salary: €55,397 - €87,724 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 28th January 2022

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned. Note: Hours of work for academic staff: Contract.pdf.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: