Senior Lecturer in Healthy Built Environments

University of the West of England, Bristol - Architecture & Built Environment

Campus/location: Frenchay campus

Salary band: H - £

Job overview: Following the University’s success in REF 2014 we are providing exciting opportunities for exceptional individuals to join us in the next phase of our development towards our 2020 strategic goals of ‘Research with Impact’ and ‘Outstanding Learning’. Working in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment and linking into the Centres of Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPE), and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments (WHO CC), this post will ‘twin-track’ research in healthy urbanism and teaching roles. You will be expected to devote your time, energy and enthusiasm equally between research and teaching.  This is a permanent academic appointment as Senior Lecturer.  For the first three years you will divide your time 50:50 between research and teaching. This will enable you to establish a strong, balanced profile in the longer term. You will be provided with appropriate training, support and mentoring. You will be responsible for developing your research activities (grant writing, project and PhD supervision, publications), with this support and your integrated teaching activities (undergraduate and postgraduate). If you do not already have an HE teaching qualification, you will be supported to undertake the University’s PGCert in Teaching and Learning in HE. After three years, the research/teaching balance will be dependent on your personal development.

The broad aims of this post are to develop a personal profile of healthy urbanism research as a member of our successful research and collaborating Centres (SPE and WHO CC), and to develop a teaching profile that facilitates the integration of research into teaching programmes. In particular, we want the individual to contribute to teaching and curriculum development in undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as ‘Healthy Sustainable Communities’, ‘Healthy Cities’, and ‘Sustainability in the Built Environment’. We are also expecting this post-holder to be a key player in the delivery of our new MDes Architecture and Planning.

SPE currently comprises 14 academic staff, six visiting academics and five research students. The WHO CC sits within SPE and works as a network across UWE supporting any research in healthy urbanism. SPE specialises in all aspects of sustainable planning and environments. It currently has researchers working on projects related to urban governance, urban infrastructure, land reuse, green infrastructure, planning policies, future cities, health and happiness in cities, citizen participation in climate change actions, and city leadership. The WHO CC currently has projects on integrating health in to planning, designing healthy new towns, and analysing public health policies in urban strategies. The two Centres work very closely and are co-located in a large open plan office.

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