Head of Department - Architecture and Built Environment

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

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Head of Department - Ref EAE16/18
Full Time 
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary:  Competitive

With an outstanding result in REF 2014, Northumbria was the UK's largest riser in research power and now enjoys a top 50 position for research. The University has the highest level of student entry qualifications of any modern university, in addition to strong student satisfaction, high-quality home and international recruitment, and high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas.

The University is seeking to develop further its standing in teaching and research by appointing exceptional academics with proven track records to senior academic leadership roles in our Faculties. It is expected candidates will be at Professorial level or will be supported to achieve a Professorial title within a short period after appointment.

You will assist and support the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty in the strategic leadership of the Faculty's academic and entrepreneurial activities, and drive performance to achieve transformational change in the context of the University's Vision, Corporate Strategy, plans, policies and procedures. You will contribute personally to building the University's and the Faculty's reputation and ranking.

As a member of the Faculty Executive Team, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of colleagues to deliver academic excellence across all areas of activity within the Department.

As Head of the Department of Architecture & Built Environment you will develop and deliver a strategy that promotes excellence in research, enterprise, and learning and teaching across Architecture, Interior Architecture, Quantity and Building Surveying, Real Estate and Housing that reflects Northumbria University’s vision and corporate strategy.

This is a permanent appointment as an academic with a fixed period of 5 years as HoD, (followed by a 6 month sabbatical) and renewable as HoD for a further period, and with a view of taking up a permanent Professorial role in the Faculty.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative university, a challenger institution with genuine global ambition.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Glen McHale, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty on +44 (0)191 2273660 or

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London's financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK's best two cities for students and has a global presence through collaborative activity in China, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and in welcoming applications from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and other under-represented groups.

We are working in partnership with TMP Worldwide UK Ltd on this key role. If you are interested in finding out more, or applying for the role, please click on the apply button below and Suzi Fox, Managing Consultant at TMP, will contact you to determine next steps.

Closing Date: 12th December 2016         

Selection date: February 2017