Reader in Architecture

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Newcastle University, UK, is a world-class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. A member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and ranked by QS in the top 1% of world universities, we are a thriving international community of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students and 5,600 staff at our main campus in Newcastle, in the North East of England, and our branch campuses in London, Malaysia and Singapore.

The University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a broad-based Faculty with a strong track record for high quality research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 72% of our research was rated 4/3*. As part of our drive to strengthen our research profile, we are embarking on substantial programme of investment aimed at increasing critical mass in areas of research strength in the Faculty, as well as supporting our commitment to providing an outstanding student experience.

We are currently seeking to recruit to the following position:

Reader in Architecture

We welcome applicants with research experience including (but not limited to): cities and landscapes; design and design research; environmental design; experimental architecture; history; materials; pedagogy;
practice; structures and; theory. We particularly welcome candidates whose expertise bridges two or more of these fields and who can demonstrate excellence in connecting research with teaching.

Informal enquiries (Professor/Reader) may be made to Professor Adam Sharr, Head of School
( or +44 191 208 7832) or (Professor) Professor Graham Farmer,
Director of Architecture ( or +44 191 208 5623).

Research themes of interest include: age friendly communities; design and the interface with health and well-being; digital innovation and inclusion; mobility and transport; housing; ageing in the developing world; ageing in deprived neighbourhoods; urban representation, democracy and participation of older people; and the interface between the ageing and sustainability agendas.

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Rose Gilroy ( or +44 191 208 7864).

The closing date for applications is 11th November 2016. For further information and to apply please visit