Lecturer in Architecture

University of Sheffield - School of Architecture

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Salary: Grade 8. £39,324 to £46,924 per annum, with potential to progress to £52,793 through sustained exceptional contribution


The Sheffield School of Architecture is making a strong commitment to strengthening disciplines and increasing its research profile, leadership, and learning and teaching through investment in key areas. We are seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer in Architecture, with a focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM), to make a positive contribution to our ambition. You will have an excellent research track record of high quality publications and other forms of design and research innovation at an international level, evidence of external funding capture and collaborative work. As a future member of People, Environments and Performance (PEP) research group, you will be working closely with colleagues to develop the international research standing of the School.

You will be a qualified architect with a PhD (or equivalent relevant experience) in a relevant built environment discipline, ideally in the field of architectural design. We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience of carrying out architectural design using BIM and will be able to demonstrate experience in delivering teaching, and knowledge and ability in managing and enhancing a teaching programme.

You will have overall responsibility for the design and delivery of a BIM strategy, including integration of BIM aspects across the BA (RIBA Part 1), MArch (RIBA Part 2) and PGT programmes. Close liaison with our course leaders is also required to streamline the use of BIM methods and tools. The role includes leadership, studio teaching, BIM lectures and workshops, as well as supervision of dissertations. The BA in Architecture is the largest course in the School, and therefore you will have the strong interpersonal skills necessary to deliver an excellent student experience to a large and diverse cohort. You will join a large and diverse group of research and teaching staff and will have the enthusiasm and commitment to actively contribute to our teaching environment.

SSoA is a large, lively and diverse School with a strong social and ethical tradition, as befits a School within a Faculty of Social Sciences. The Architect’s Journal Top 100 Survey rates us as the best UK School outside London and we are the only School consistently within the top five as ranked across all the main UK league tables. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) has confirmed the School´s position as a world-class centre for architectural research, with 48% of our research assessed as 4*, representing world-leading quality and outstanding impact, and 37% as 3* (Internationally excellent). We have consistently been rated in the last two decades in the top 5 for research in the UK.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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