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Lecturer in Professional Studies

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This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

The School of Architecture + Cities is one of the leading schools of architecture in the U.K. Based at the University’s Marylebone Campus, the School enjoys outstanding purpose-built studios and a world-class Fabrication Laboratory featuring extensive digital and analogue workshops. Maintaining its Polytechnic origins, the School offers a transformative education for all. The School’s professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in architecture and cognate disciplines are characterised by a triangulation of teaching, practice and research, combining practical skills and rigorous academic understanding with cross-disciplinary practice. Recent coursework can be seen here.

As the School moves to a paradigm of architectural education based on regenerative principles, professional engagement and ethical practice we wish to appoint a Lecturer in Professional Studies. This appointment is an opportunity to contribute to the range of courses in the School and including the very successful PG Diploma in Professional Practice course as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in architecture and planning, undertake module leadership, course development and personal tutoring. 

The post-holder will have expert knowledge in different forms of professional practice, ethical practice and the legal context of architectural practice, and demonstrate an ability to help students synthesise that knowledge into their design practice. S/he will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate education across the school as part of our professional studies team. S/he will be expected to actively support our diverse student body.

The post-holder will be an active researcher, and develop their research and knowledge exchange as part of the School’s Making & Practice Research Group. Other contributions may include the supervision of PhDs, the instigation of new research and knowledge exchange projects and applications for external funding, as well as publishing scholarly outputs, and contributing to the broader research culture within the School. 

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent level of knowledge or practice-based experience, teaching experience and a research or knowledge exchange background or well-established professional expertise. As well a full-time appointment, if there are suitable candidates, we will consider appointing two 0.5fte part-time lecturers for the role.

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply’ above.

Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through this link too. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on: 07 August 2023 

Interviews are likely to be held on: 18 August 2023

Administrative contact (for queries only): [email protected]

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