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Department of Architecture


The Department of Architecture at Cambridge University seeks to hire two permanent Assistant Professors in Architecture and Design to work across the programmes and courses in the Faculty, including the new four-year Master of Design Tripos which combines architecture, structural engineering, and materials science in an innovative new course in sustainable interdisciplinary design. Successful candidates will commence teaching in 2024 on a full-time basis.

The University is looking to appoint candidates with teaching and research expertise that falls in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sustainable and Regenerative Design, Circularity and Construction
  • Structural, Material or Environmental Design.

We are seeking individuals with a strong record of research publications commensurate with their level of experience, who have the potential to become a key players in the Department's teaching and research activities.

The candidates will have experience in teaching design to architects and engineers and will have lecturing experience. 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, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work.

It is expected that candidates will have a degree in Architecture, Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline and a doctorate in their relevant field. Candidates should have experience teaching architecture students, design studios, and practical, hands-on workshops.

The posts are based in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge

In order for applications to be considered applicants must upload:

  • 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, outlining your experience, interests, and approach to teaching problem-based design
  • A research statement, outlining your plans for research, scholarship and grant capture over the next 5 years
  • 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

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 17 March 2024 and interviews are expected to take place in May 2024, subject to change.

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 (

Please quote reference GC39497 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 of 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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