Job title:                             Principal Lecturer in Architecture

Date posted:                      16/03/2015

Application closing date:   19/04/2015

Location:                            Leeds

Salary:                                Grade 9 (£47,328 – £56,482)

Job category/type:             Academic/Research


Job description

The Leeds School of Architecture at Leeds Beckett University operates within the School of Art, Architecture and Design, offering an ideal environment for the development of critical and collaborative practices in architecture. Within this creative context the School delivers RIBA validated Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 courses, as well as an undergraduate BA Architectural Studies course, a postgraduate MA Architecture course, and a PhD in Architecture programme.

We are now seeking to appoint an inspiring and versatile individual as a Principal Lecturer in Architecture, able to contribute to teaching, leadership and management across all courses in the area of architecture, and bringing professional and academic experience to the role. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with recognized standing in the field of architectural education, and with design studio teaching, coordination and leadership experience. These will be evidenced supported by the possession of a doctoral qualification in architecture or cognate disciplines, and by a distinguished record of practice, teaching and leadership achievements, including exhibitions, evidenced by, publications, exhibitions and pedagogical contributions.

You will significantly contribute to the further development of the identity and agenda of architectural education in the School’s multidisciplinary context of Art, Architecture and Design.

Our dynamic studio-based courses address in different ways the critical and creative role of the contemporary architect in relation to physical and social contexts, as well as to the specificity of the architectural discipline in relation to other forms of practice – from the revitalisation and the sustainability of the urban environment, to live projects and community participation, to the application of forms of digital fabrication and new technologies, to the exploration of new media to reinvent the languages of architecture in multidisciplinary practices. Studio work is supported by architectural context studies in the areas of history, criticism, contemporary criticism and social agency; building and digital technologies studies which benefit from the consultancy from advanced practice; professional practice studies that operate in connection with local practices and in osmosis with the school’s collaborative Project Office.

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