Graduate Tutor in Building Engineering Performance

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

Job overview:

The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment seeks to appoint a Graduate Tutor to contribute to teaching and research activities associated with the subject areas of building performance, energy and post occupancy evaluation.

The Graduate Tutor role is a total of 5 years which consists of:

  • 3-years position equivalent to a Research Associate (see generic description below).
  • 2-years extension at a position equivalent to a Lecturer.
  • Over the term of the contract the successful applicant will:
  • Complete a Doctor of Philosophy qualification in the area of Building Performance.
  • Complete a PG Certificate in Higher Education learning and teaching theory.
  • Deliver up 10 hours of teaching per week during the 24-week academic year, on the subjects of environmental design and building system performance.

Upon the successful completion of the 5-year term, it is envisioned that the Graduate Tutor will be offered a full time academic position with the University.

The research subject area shall contribute towards the department’s strategic activities in building performance and building design. The post is open to graduates with an interest in big-data analysis, energy systems, commercial building services, occupant behaviour and building performance evaluation.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Elena Marco on 07732419931 or email to:

As part of the selection process for the post you need to provide a short proposal for your PhD research project in data analysis and building performance. For further information on the department’s related research activities and strategic plans, email:

See below for the full job description and person specification for the role.

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