Senior Lecturer in Architecture - University of Portsmouth

United Kingdom
£40,322 to £49,553
Nov 01, 2019
Nov 30, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
University of Portsmouth

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Portsmouth School of Architecture

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Employment type: Permanent
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum
Post number: ZZ003159

Closing date: 24 November 2019

Interview date: 9 December 2019

We are seeking a passionate educator, scholar, and researcher to be part of the next stage of development of the Portsmouth School of Architecture. The School is dedicated to providing world-class education, research, and professional development of the highest quality, and offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, including PhD level study. Courses currently include: Architecture (BA Part 1 and MArch Part 2 ARB/RIBA), Interior Architecture and Design (BA), MA Interior Design, MA Sustainable Cities, MA Conservation Architecture, MA Professional Design Practice, the Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture, as well as Degree Apprenticeship programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Working with the creative, cultural and professional areas, the Portsmouth School of Architecture is involved in internationally acclaimed pure, applied and practice-led research, research which informs and leads our teaching. The school has been developing various areas including resilient and sustainable urbanism, re-naturing cities, digital design and new technologies, environmental analysis and design, architectural and urban theory and history, historic environments and heritage, interior design theory and practice, ecologies of bodies/materials/constructions, and design education. Our Project Office, which draws on our research and involves students, develops live projects with local, regional, national and international communities.
With a passionate and committed group of staff the School is dedicated to enabling students to broaden their knowledge and skills through creative and experimental engagement in spatial practices, discourses and design. All staff are active in scholarly activity and research, and we would look forward to the successful applicant bringing their own interests into the mix to deepen our commitment to inquiry, and develop our work at the nexus of spatial design and discourse, education, and the pressing issues facing us today.
We are particularly interested in candidates for this post who have expertise in technologies of building within the broad area of 'ecologies of bodies/materials/constructions' which may be approached through a socially-engaged interest in the making and effects of constructed spaces.

Whilst the postholder will primarily be focused on teaching technology, he/she will also contribute to design studio teaching. The postholder may teach across courses, e.g., architecture and interior architecture and design, at both UG as well as PG levels.
The postholder will be responsible for identifying new opportunities in teaching technology, ensuring relevance to contemporary practice and helping facilitate the development of courses. This post offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of new teaching and learning strategies that support the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
There will be opportunities to contribute towards areas of research and knowledge exchange in accordance with the School/Faculty objectives in order to develop scholarship, research and innovation.
This post offers an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to contribute to the evolution of a school of architecture which is in excellent shape overall (currently ranked 16th of 51 in the 2020 Guardian University Guide), and specifically with regard to its learning and teaching (extremely high student satisfaction and employment statistics), its research and innovation (returning high quality outputs and impact cases to the REF 2021), and its collegial community of caring and committed staff.
Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.