Reader/Professor in Architecture

University of Central Lancashire – Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture - School of Art, Design and Fashion

Broaden your impact with one this award-winning faculty.

The University of Central Lancashire was established in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. In 1882 it became the Harris Institute for Art, Literature and Technical Education. 135 years on, and this foundation in the arts has evolved into what is now the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries (FCCI). FCCI has over 5,500 students from 144 countries/territories. We have over 150 partnerships globally. 28 of our courses are professionally accredited. Our subjects include architecture, fine art, design, fashion, media, journalism, performance, languages, humanities and social sciences.

Last year the Faculty was awarded the coveted Times Higher Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. This is an exciting time to join us. With strong research and innovation at its heart, and powerful partnerships with industry, the Faculty is seeking to make key appointments to chart its path to further success.

The role
Leading on research and teaching activities, you’ll shape and deliver a strategy to further the Institute’s reputation as a world leader in architectural and design research. Actively pursuing opportunities for enterprise and innovation, you’ll lead knowledge exchange and public engagement activity. You’ll grow our architectural research capacity through collaboration and workforce development, and make a major contribution to the progress of new and internationally significant work.

Liaising with and influencing national and international external bodies and research councils, you’ll raise both the Institute’s and your own profile through your involvement in committees, working groups, forums and other events within the wider academic community. Seeking and obtaining external funding for research, you’ll develop new partnerships with professionals and community groups. And, as well as teaching and supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, you’ll support their recruitment, experience and achievement.

Your qualifications and experience
With good first and second higher degrees in Architecture (RIBA Parts I and II equivalent), ideally you’ll have a formal teaching qualification equivalent to Fellow of the HEA UK. You’ll also need a doctoral level degree, or significant experience in doctoral supervision or research driven professional/academic practice. With Architecture PSRB Membership, preferably you’ll also have RIBA Membership and ARB registration.

With significant experience of working in UK HE Architectural education and research, you should have a proven record of successful academic leadership and of obtaining research funding. You should also have a strong track record of managing, empowering and developing staff and leading research teams to achieve business goals. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate your recognition by peers in a professional setting at national and international levels. 

For informal inquiries, please contact Head of School Maria Murray at: mjmurray1@uclan.ac.uk.

To find out more and apply, please visit: www.uclan-fcci.com.

Closing Date: 4th June