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Department of Architecture


The Department of Architecture wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor in History and Theory of Architecture and/or Urban Design. The Department invites applications from candidates with a research focus on any aspect of the theory or history of architecture and urban design to lecture in both the Architecture and Design undergraduate degrees, supervise undergraduates, Master and PhD students and to be actively involved in teaching and examining architectural studios.

We are seeking individuals with a strong record of research publications commensurate with their level of experience, who has the potential to become a key player in the Department's teaching and research activities. Candidates will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research.

Candidates must have an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture, and a doctorate in Architecture or Architectural History or a related field. The candidate would ideally have a professional second degree in Architecture (MArch or equivalent), and experience lecturing and teaching architectural studio. The post holder will be expected to teach in a studio and hands-on environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2024.

Please ensure that you upload the following:

  • Covering letter, explaining the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role you are applying for
  • An EDI statement outlining what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion means to you (2 x A4 pages)
  • A teaching statement: a description of the kind of teaching you wish to offer, including a brief curriculum for 2 sample specialist courses (max. 2 pp. to include: aims, learning outcomes, and a schedule of up to 20 lectures/classes which would deliver the course material);
  • A research statement, with an indication of future research plans and direction.
  • If available two recently-published research articles
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV), to include full details of educational qualifications and academic experience, a list of publications, and a graphic portfolio of your research design experience. Please upload a maximum of 30 pages.

Three references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the Department of Architecture Professor Flora Samuel ( Enquiries about the application process may be made to the Faculty Manager's Assistant (

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 17 March 2024. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place in May 2024, subject to change.

Please quote reference GC39496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women and those from Black, Asian or other Ethnic Minority backgrounds. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at:

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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