Senior Lecturer in Architecture (Course Leader)

Preston, Lancashire (GB)
Grade I (£42418-49149)
15 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

As a direct consequence of the continuing expansion of the school, the Institute of Architecture is seeking to appoint an outstanding Course Leader (Senior Lecturer) in Architecture to lead the delivery of our undergraduate RIBA Part I BSc (Hons) Architecture course.

As BSc (Hons) Course Leader you will lead one of the highest performing professionally validated courses in Architecture in the UK:
The 2018 National Student Survey rates the BSc (Hons) Architecture course at UCLan as a:
Top 5 Architecture Course in the UK for Teaching
Top 5 Architecture Course in the UK for Learning Opportunities
Top 5 Architecture Course in the UK for Assessment and Feedback
Top 5 Architecture Course in the UK for Academic Support

The Institute has won a series of awards in recognition of its excellent teaching provision and student work, including success at the 2018 Educate North Awards, and as winner of the prestigious 2018 UNESCO Prix De Versailles Student Awards.

In early 2018, the course completed a highly successful RIBA validation event, which secured validation until 2023. The role will build upon these successes, and help us deliver upon our aspiration to become an internationally significant Institute of Architecture.

We are looking for a dynamic leader and team member with knowledge and teaching/lecturing experience in architectural education, together with an expansive knowledge of architectural practice. Applicants should be world-class, globally design-oriented teachers, able to contribute to contemporary debate on architectural education.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide high quality teaching within the remit of the jointly held criteria for parts 1 and parts 2 of the architecture qualification, and will be responsible for coordinating and managing course delivery. The ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Architectural studies and skill in adapting to work with students in lecturing, seminar and workshop situations is essential.

The Institute leads global multidisciplinary networks on research and learning in multiple areas, from Additive Manufacturing to Sustainable City Strategies.

Applicants should be interested in cutting-edge practice based research to encourage experimentation in student work and build upon the existing research strengths of the school.

To be considered for the post, you must hold a good first and second degree (Part 1 and 2 RIBA/ARB) in architecture from a recognised institution; a PhD in a relevant discipline and/or significant and relevant industrial experience. Membership of a relevant professional institution (RIBA/ARB) is required.

All members of academic staff are required to share a range of administrative duties, including student recruitment activities, related to the offered programmes.

For an informal discussion, please contact Maria Murray, Head of School of Art, Design & Fashion (tel +44 (0)1772 89 3234) or Des Fagan, Academic Lead for Architectural Studies (tel +44(0)1772 89 4217)

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Language & Global Studies
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Indefinite
Interview Date: To be confirmed