Specialist Lecturer-Integrated design, fabrication and construction

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Posted
27 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position: Specialist Lecturer-Integrated design, fabrication and construction
Department: Design + Make Graduate School/Hooke Park 
Line Manager: Design + Make and Hooke Park Directors
Hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm Full time

Who we are

The Architectural Association is seeking a full-time specialist lecturer in integrated design fabrication and construction to join its team at Hooke Park, the AA’s woodland campus in Dorset, UK. The position is available to highly qualified candidates who excel in bridging educational, technological, making and design disciplines within an academic environment. Tutoring Hooke Park’s residential students as well as those from London-based visiting groups, this person’s primary responsibility will be to support students in research into advanced, non-standard fabrication workflows. 

The Role

The candidate must have an exceptional and diverse skill set so as to be able to deliver teaching in a fully integrated manner by thoroughly connecting the design of projects to their physical realization in fabrication and construction. In parallel to direct support for students’ work through tutorials and seminars/lectures, the candidate will work in close collaboration with the directors of Hooke Park and the Design & Make masters programme to pursue unique ongoing research into the application of 3D scanning and advanced fabrication technologies to working with timber and other materials, manifested in the constructed projects at Hooke Park.

Main Responsibilities

Academic responsibilities will include management of day-to-day operations, lectures, tutorials and delivery of courses; liaising with related course lecturers; and assessment of course submissions. The Lecturer will contribute to the preparation of Prospectus and other communication materials (including website management) and to assist the Design & Make Programme Directors in the development of the course curriculum and provide assistance with operations at Hooke Park, including technical and workshop support to students.

Essential Requirements 

  • Masters degree in architecture or related field.
  • At least two years of relevant specialist teaching experience in a school of architecture or related creative field, in an environment of academic and professional excellence.

The candidate must demonstrate capacity to integrate the following specialist fields into architectural design and production:

  • Advanced 3D modelling, programming and development - particularly within the Rhino-Grasshopper environment including capacity to develop bespoke scripted applications.
  • Versatile experience with a range of 3D scanning technologies and software. This should include significant experience in the processing of point cloud and mesh datasets for the production of design/fabrication information. 
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to teach a minimum of the following software packages: Agisoft PhotoScanPro, Faro Scene, CloudCompare and other related point cloud processing software, Mastercam, Adobe Suite (inc PS, AI, ID, DW, PR, AE).
  • Knowledge of robotic fabrication and other CADCAM workflows.
  • Knowledge and experience of both traditional and advanced methods of fabrication – from carpentry to robotic fabrication. Experience working from model to building scale including the supervision and support of student construction activities including the use of both restricted tools and heavy machinery.

Desirable Experience & Skills 

  • Relevant research output of international standing, evidenced through publication and conference participation.
  • Evidence of having served in a leadership role in both the design development and fabrication of built experimental architectural projects.

What we offer

Salary £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

How to Apply

To apply for the position advertised please email by the closing date of 23rd April 2018 to humanresources@aaschool.ac.uk stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • Full CV
  • Covering letter/email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role
  • Current salary
  • Notice period
  • Contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior permission)

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted. 

The AA, inc. has an equal opportunities policy applicable to all job vacancies, and internal applicants are encouraged to apply.

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