Chair in Architecture

University of Sheffield - School of Architecture

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
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The School of Architecture is one of the best in the UK, with the REF 2014 confirming our position as a world class centre for architectural research. In a joint submission with our colleagues in the Department of Landscape and the Department of Town and Regional Planning, we are proud to have achieved 4th place overall by subject. The School has a strong reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching (joint first for undergraduate teaching in the UK National Student Survey 2016), the Architect’s Journal Top 100 Survey rates us as one of the best UK Schools outside London, and we are the only School consistently within the top five as ranked across all the main UK league tables.

The School is an exceptionally dynamic, diverse and international department with a lively and engaged student body and a large graduate school. Live projects, working with real clients in the community, are an important aspect of what we do. It is for this reason that we enjoy a reputation for being perhaps the most socially and politically engaged school of architecture in the UK.

We are committed to increasing our research profile and leadership through investment in key areas and we wish to recruit an exceptional candidate for a Chair in Architecture in the field of Humanities, with a demonstrable commitment to the social values of the School. You will be an inspirational leader with an outstanding research track record of high quality publications and other forms of innovation at an international level, evidence of high achievement in funding capture, and a proven ability to foster and support the research of colleagues. As such, you will be expected to lead our Space, Cultures and Politics (SCP) research group which hosts established critical theorists, historians and conservationists. You will also contribute to the culture of critical pedagogy within the School through core and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and to the supervision of research students.

The School is a UK leader in supporting Architectural practitioners to do research. A willingness to engage in knowledge exchange with architectural practice to develop research is also a priority.

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