Reader in Architecture

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Job Type

Newcastle University, UK, is a world-class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. A member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and ranked by QS in the top 1% of world universities, we are a thriving international community of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students and 5,600 staff at our main campus in Newcastle, in the North East of England, and our branch campuses in London, Malaysia and Singapore.

The University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a broad-based Faculty with a strong track record for high quality research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 72% of our research was rated 4/3*. As part of our drive to strengthen our research profile, we are embarking on substantial programme of investment aimed at increasing critical mass in areas of research strength in the Faculty, as well as supporting our commitment to providing an outstanding student experience.

Newcastle University’s School of Architecture is one the most dynamic, successful and longest established of its kind in the UK, ranked by QS in the world’s top 100 and well placed in the UK’s primary subject league tables. Applications are now invited from candidates with an international reputation and the vision to help the School develop and extend existing strengths in architectural history and/or theory.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Reader in Architecture.

We welcome applicants with research experience including (but not limited to): cities and landscapes; design and design research; environmental design; experimental architecture; history; materials; pedagogy; practice; structures and; theory. We particularly welcome candidates whose expertise bridges two or more of these fields and who can demonstrate excellence in connecting research with teaching.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

The closing date for applications is 11th November 2016.