Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Leicester, Leicestershire
£38,460 - £48,677 per annum
19 Dec 2018
19 Jan 2019
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Reference: A-60533468-02

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019. DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 - the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations’ 17 SDGs, or Global Goals.

We have invested £136 million into developing our vision of the 'campus of the future' and now that vision has become a reality. This is part of our commitment to attract the brightest and best students, scholars and staff in the future, both nationally and internationally.

The university consists of four faculties: Business and Law; Arts, Design and Humanities; Technology; and Health and Life Sciences.

Faculty / Directorate

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities is situated across two buildings, the newly refurbished Vijay Patel Building and the historic Clephan Building and consists of the Leicester School of Architecture, the School of Humanities, the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Design. The Faculty has five newly formed research institutes in Architecture, English, History, Art and Design and Dance, Drama and Performance Studies with leading researchers working in these fields.

The Leicester School of Architecture is part of the Faculty of Arts Design and Humanities located at the centre of the campus in the new Vijay Patel building with state of the art studio and workshop facilities. It is one of the oldest Schools of Architecture in the UK and has a long tradition of excellence in teaching. The School of Architecture offers a professional suite of RIBA validated and ARB prescribed courses in the BA (Hons) in Architecture, M Arch, and PG Dip in Architectural Practice. In addition to our PhD Programme, we also offer courses resulting in the following awards: BA (Hons) in Architectural Studies, B Sc in Architectural Technology, MSc (Architecture & Sustainability) and MA (Architectural Design).

The school is entering an exciting phase with a number of new initiatives and courses in development and we are looking for enthusiastic educators and researchers who are interested in contributing to the future of the school.


Please note, the salary displayed is the salary range for a Lecturer position only. The Senior Lecturer salary range is £38,460 - £48,677 per annum.

We are investing in a number of new posts to support our teaching and research and wish to appoint in the key strategic areas of design, architectural practice and technology, and curriculum development. We are interested in individuals with a strong track record of teaching in design studio and curriculum development; and those with programme leadership or equivalent experience. You will be expected to teach in the various architectural programmes across the school, and undertake senior roles including programme development and management. A track record of applying research and teaching to the professional context of architectural practice is essential. Additional responsibilities will include serving on various School, Faculty, and University committees.

Ideal Candidate

You should hold professional level architectural qualifications (MArch at ARB/RIBA Part II or international equivalent) and be a Registered Architect with ARB or equivalent international qualification. You will have both teaching and practice experience at a commensurate level and an ability to relate teaching and research to the professional context of architectural practice, and be able to teach across the range of courses in Architecture in the School at both graduate and post graduate level. Completion of a PhD or practice-based experience of equivalent academic standing is desirable. You will be expected to undertake a commitment to meet the University's, the Faculty's, and the School's strategic aims of meeting performance targets. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to professional development opportunities.

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Chris Jones at c.jones@dmu.ac.uk or Tel: +44 1162506574

To discover more and apply, please go to: https://bit.ly/2PLhJJm

Closing Date: 20th January 2019.

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