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Lecturer in Planning and Development

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 Grade G/H Scales
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th September 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: R02948

About us: UWE Bristol’s Department of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of the leading providers of architecture and built environment education, research and knowledge exchange in the country. Our mission is to promote an inter-disciplinary approach to professional and research-led scholarship in all our practice-orientated programmes to enable us to educate the next generation of built environment professionals. Our vision is to be a department that provides a holistic learning journey that equips its graduates with an understanding of how collaboration delivers value and facilitates creativity across traditional boundaries.

The Department takes great pride in the quality and integrity of its learning and teaching provision and has a passion to do the best for all our partners. The Department is characterised by its ability to develop highly employable graduates with sound technical knowledge, strong intellectual understanding and embedded professional skill.

About you: The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic lecturer in planning and development. The appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The appointee will contribute to teaching in the areas of planning law, development management and the implementation of planning. The appointee will also need to recognise the importance of development finance, sustainable design, zero-carbon planning, and professional conduct and ethics.

Other duties will depend upon the background of the appointee. A proven research track record through publication in major conferences and journals, or through practice, is desirable, as well as membership and engagement with the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The appointee will be expected to offer pastoral support to the department’s students, including acting as academic personal tutor where appropriate. Experience of student project and dissertation supervision would also be advantageous. 

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

Why UWE Bristol?

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Nick Smith (Associate Head) on 0117 3285167 or email:

This is a permanent and full-time post. 

Interviews to be held on 8th November.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

You may also wish to explore other visa options which you are eligible for which will allow you to work in the UK.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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