Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research)

University of Dundee - Architecture and Urban Planning

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to enhance the excellence in teaching and research in Architecture within the School of Social Sciences. The successful candidate would be expected to take an active role in the teaching of our successful part 1 and 2 Architecture programmes including programme design and leadership, in addition to any new MSc programmes we will develop in the field. In addition to teaching and administrative duties the successful candidate will undertake excellent research with demonstrable impact. Pursuit of external grant funding and regularly publishing research papers in top ranked journals, exhibitions and/or innovative design outputs are essential along with a strategy for knowledge exchange.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification in Architecture and experience of architectural practice at a high level.
  • Clear evidence of excellence in University learning and teaching
  • Demonstrated experience of excellent University teaching, module design and leadership
  • Experience of setting, marking, assessing work and examinations and providing feedback to students
  • Experience of conceiving and delivering high quality design-led pedagogy in Architecture including supervision of undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate student projects
  • Develop research objectives, project and proposals
  • Conduct individual or collaborative research projects
  • Ability to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds
  • Mentor colleagues and advise on personal development
  • Develop ideas for generating income and promoting the subject
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others
  • Evidence of effective team membership
  • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands
  • Ability to engage and travel in occasional overseas recruitment activities


  • Experience of curriculum development and review
  • Experience of successful supervision of PhD research students
  • Experience of successful international recruitment
  • Experience of Public Engagement

College / School / Directorate Information

To further discuss the details of this post, informal inquires may be made to Head of Discipline, Helen O’Connor, 01382 345266.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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