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Design Fellowships in Architecture (up to eight posts)

Applications are invited for up to eight Design Fellowships in the Department of Architecture. These part-time, fixed-term posts are available for 12 months from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2022. All posts may be renewable annually, in certain circumstances. The posts are fractional, i.e. posts are 26% of full time, c. 9.5 hours per week.

The purpose of the posts is to teach architectural design on the three-year undergraduate BA (Architecture Tripos) course, which leads to RIBA/ARB Part I qualification; and on the two-year MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD), which leads to RIBA part 2 qualification. 

A. Two Design Fellowships to teach in a First Year Studio (together with three existing experienced Design Fellows) B. Two Design Fellowships to teach in the Second Year Studio to co-teach this course C. Four Design Fellowships to teach in the Third Year Studio to co-teach this course

All of these positions are rotating appointments, in response to changes and trends in the profession, and may be renewed, annually, in certain circumstances.

The Design Fellows teaching on the undergraduate course (A, B, C) are part of a team of c. 20-24 studio teachers teaching architectural design on the undergraduate 1st year course (which is taught as one group), 2nd- and 3rd- year courses (which are split into 4 groups of 12-16 students, each led by a pair of Design Fellows). The Design Fellows will deliver weekly group tutorials and/or one-to-one supervisions, and develop studio projects in collaboration with the undergraduate Studio Teaching Coordinator. 

A typical First Year cohort has 55-60 students, but numbers may fluctuate, depending on how many students achieve their offers. We envisage that the First Year Studio Teaching team will have up to seven members: the Design Fellow leading First Year Studio, accompanied by six Design Fellow colleagues.

Candidates must have: a very good first degree or equivalent in Architecture, Engineering or a cognate discipline, with exemption from Part I of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or equivalent examinations; a postgraduate Diploma, MSc, MArch, MPhil or equivalent qualification carrying exemption from Part II of the RIBA examinations; experience of studio teaching and current experience as a practice-based architect.

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

Please ensure that you upload the following: (a) a 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 (please indicate which of the positions A, B, C, you are applying for); (b) a Curriculum Vitae (CV), to include full details of educational qualifications and professional and academic experience, a list of publications (if any), and the names, addresses, and full contact details of 2 referees (who may be contacted for a reference prior to interviews); (c) if your CV includes a portfolio - please only upload a maximum of 30 pages.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Thursday 17 June 2021. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place on 28 and 29 June 2021, online.

For queries about the application process, please contact Julia Pettman (

Please quote reference GC26598 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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