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Lecturer in Architecture and Design (Digital Fabrication and AI)

School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £39,347 to £46,974 pro rata
Closing Date:  Monday 29 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  TE3178-24-239

We are looking to appoint a new lecturer to help drive the course vision of situating itself in the foreground of contemporary architectural discourse.  Areas of specialisation within the department include Design Justice and Spatial Politics, Retrofit and Reuse, Circular Economies, Urban Ecology, and Technologically Driven Design. 

Your role will be principally based on the design studio and technologies modules in our BA(Hons) Architecture course and the selected candidate will have expertise in the area of "Artificial Intelligence" or "Digital Fabrication / Digital Media / Information Modelling".  Your role will present significant opportunities for training, including teaching qualifications (if needed) and career progression through leadership opportunities.  Brighton's Architecture and Design courses are well established and have a history of excellence in industry-focused design education, producing award-winning graduates. 

You will be expected to engage with colleagues to support ongoing course development, course administration, student recruitment, and other duties as required to fulfil your role successfully.  Applicants should have a good understanding of current developments in architectural education, the accreditation processes of ARB and RIBA, and knowledge of the ARB changes to the curriculum, new competencies and regulatory framework for educating future architects.  An awareness of contemporary architectural theory and practice - including emerging modes of design practice, interdisciplinary collaboration is essential.  You will be expected to contribute to Studio and Architectural Technologies teaching at all levels of study. 

In order to be successful in this role, you should have:

  • A relevant degree in Architecture, or a closely related discipline, and a postgraduate qualification in the relevant discipline, i.e. March, MSc, MA, etc.
  • A recognised Higher Education teaching qualification or relevant teaching experience or positive commitment to gaining HEA Fellowship within two years.
  • Appropriate professional architectural practice or teaching experience, supported by professional body membership such as ARB/RIBA or an international equivalent. 
  • Knowledge that supports the delivery of a curriculum that spans the cultural, socio-economic, and physical aspects of Architecture, and commitment to develop innovative teaching practices.
  • Excellent communications skills to reach a diverse group of students.
  • Excellent design skills and a thorough awareness of the subject area, and desire to impart an understanding of design practice through a range of teaching activities.

The school is particularly keen to appoint research-active lecturers to support future REF submissions.  You will have a high-quality research profile (consistent with your career stage) and evidence of the potential to develop externally funded research programmes. 

You will become a member of one of the Centres of Research Excellence (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/research/organisation/cores/index.aspx) with access to world class facilities within the School.

This is a 1.0 FTE permanent Lecturer post; however, we welcome job-sharing applications.

If you would like an informal discussion before applying, please contact Jeff Turko (J.Turko@brighton.ac.uk) or Sarah Stevens (S.Stevens2@brighton.ac.uk).

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The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for all staff regardless of age, disability, family or caring responsibilities, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief (including non-belief), sex and sexual orientation. We embrace equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment and are committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive community. We particularly encourage applicants from Minority Ethnic backgrounds because the University is under-represented by Minority Ethnic staff.

For the vast majority of our roles, we operate an agile working system with time split between working on campus and at the employee's home. It is the University's expectation that home working will take place within the UK.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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