Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£37,473 - £53,353
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.

 The Faculty of Engineering and Environment brings together colleagues across a range of research focused discipline areas. An academically diverse faculty, with an ambitious vision to expand our multidisciplinary research and to develop and embed distinctive research-enriched education, which complements, enhances and benefits from our research and knowledge exchange.

The Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University engages with the full spectrum of disciplines that shape the future of our built environment including Architecture, Interior Architecture, Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying. Building Surveying and Real Estate.

Working within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, you will provide expertise in Quantity Surveying to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include designing, developing and delivering high-quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce high-quality academic outputs, participating in competitive research funding applications and external activity to generate income and promote the discipline.

All Quantity Surveying courses are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including regular degree offerings and degree apprenticeship provision. We engage with professional institutions and UK/overseas bodies and research networks including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), The Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) and the Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB) and Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM). We are ranked top 10 in Building, Town & Country Planning in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2022) and are also top 10 in The Times UK Universities ranking and Complete University Guide.

Achieving excellence in research is our drive as evident in our latest REF2021 power rankings where the Department is ranked 11th in the UK. The Department has research strengths in areas including advanced construction technologies, digital construction, building information management, heritage futures, human-environment interactions, and practice-based research. We will consider high-quality applications in areas relevant to our teaching or research activities and from candidates with previous industry experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • Contract practice
  • Project finance
  • Commercial management
  • Quantification and costing

You must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have subject expertise in Quantity Surveying with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high-quality research-led teaching within an appropriate field, a strong publication profile and ability to collaborate with academics and professionals from other disciplines are desirable.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Professor Paul Greenhalgh at  or Professor Ashraf Salama, Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment at

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 up to a maximum of 4. 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 documents into a single file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.  Discover more about us.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance.

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.

Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.

This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role. The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/10/2022