Chair of Architecture

Lancaster University - Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Lancaster University is seeking an inaugural Chair of Architecture to lead the development of new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and the building of a new research team. Based in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), architecture will become part of Lancaster’s highly ranked research base with its gold-rated teaching track record. Architecture in Lancaster will join LICA’s renowned research expertise, which engages design and the creative arts with science and technology. We are part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, which is ranked within the top 100 worldwide.

You will have a substantial international reputation in research and scholarship in architecture, a PhD or equivalent professional experience in Architecture, and a high level of expertise and knowledge in architecture practice, theory, history, and business engagement. Strong relationships with established industry partners in architectural practice will support our objective of contributing to the Northern Powerhouse and infrastructure challenges, as well as new planned settlements in the region. You will have experience and a reputation in leading engagement with external agencies, clients and activities, with evidence of benefit to the student experience and the impact of research, and a track record in successful programme development and its accreditation.

The new Chair will lead the development of architecture in the run up and launch in the next three years, including building the team, shaping curricula, and collaboration with Estates on the facilities for the new programmes.

The post is offered with support for relocation and an attractive benefits package. As a top 10 University, Lancaster provides exceptional support for research and teaching, including excellent facilities, sabbatical scheme, and interdisciplinary research networks.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Judith Mottram, Director of LICA:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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