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Lecturer in Environmental Design & Sustainable Practices

Robert Gordon University - RGU, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th July 2021
Closes: 8th August 2021
Job Ref: RGU04127

Job Summary

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Environmental Design & Sustainable Practices which is offered on a full-time basis. You will be an Architect or Architectural Technologist with ability to contribute on matters of sustainable practice to these disciplines as well as those of Surveying and Construction Management.

We are pleased to advertise this exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the academic team of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, contributing to teaching, research, and consultancy, and to the future development of the School. Robert Gordon University is undergoing a period of ambitious change at present, and this post offers considerable opportunity for a dynamic, collaborative, and adaptable individual.

The Scott Sutherland School has a track record of practice-based research in low housing energy design and retrofit practices, that extends back for over 25 years. As such, we can demonstrate a long-standing commitment to sustainability and the climate change mitigation agenda, supported by a depth of expertise. However, we are looking to expand our capabilities in this field, specifically through the development of new course provision, the evolution of existing curricula, and the further expansion of our research. As part of this expansion, we invite applications to the post of Lecturer in Environmental Design & Sustainable Practices to work across the School.

You will possess a strong holistic knowledge of the relationship between the built environment and the UN Sustainability Goals, as well as of current UK Government targets, legislation, and policies relating to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Equally, you will be able to contextualise and apply this knowledge to practices relating to the construction process, from feasibility and initial design strategy to construction and post-occupancy evaluation. A sound knowledge of retrofit practices is also expected, demonstrated through application in practice and / or research.

We are specifically looking for someone who has expertise in the physics relating to the design of energy and carbon optimisation in buildings, and who has experience of translating theoretical principles to applied, practical scenarios relevant to existing and new buildings. Knowledge of key environmental modelling tools and software is also sought, along with the ability to apply these in design scenarios, set up and automate their application from early conceptual design to full BIM model at the detailed design stage. Examples include, but are not limited to, IES, ‘Ladybug’ tools, Green Building Studio, etc.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (or equivalent industrial research experience) and a passion for the development of the knowledge base within industry through applied research. Evidence of an emerging track record for publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact will be an added advantage.

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Salary:  34804.00 - 49553.00 GBP per Year

Position Type: Full Time , Permanent 35.0 Hours per week

Closing Date: 08 August 2021

Interview Date: 30 & 31 August 2021

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