Lecturer in Architecture (Part-time)

United Kingdom
Nov 28, 2016
Jan 06, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time


The successful applicant will join the school's team in delivering professionally accredited courses in architecture and contribute to the
school's research portfolio and REF submission. They will be expected to engage significantly with the teaching, organisation and
administration of architecture design studio within the school: coordinating modules and stages, delivering lectures, leading seminars,
conducting tutorials and participating in other teaching activities, as required.
All teaching, research and administrative duties will be executed as appropriate to the part-time post (0.3 FTE).


1. Teach architectural design studio at undergraduate or postgraduate level, informed by a thorough knowledge of a specialist research area.
2. Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students accordingly and provide constructive feedback.
3. Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.
4. May assist with research students according to own specialist area.
5. Contribute to the development of design studio modules.
6. Help to develop appropriate teaching approaches and contribute to curriculum development.

1. Develop and plan an area of personal, architectural design-based research and expertise, and/or undertake research within a
specific research project or as a member of a research team.
2. Contribute to and author high-quality research publications in refereed journals and elsewhere.
3. Assist in identifying sources of external funding and preparing research grant applications to support research in the previously stated areas.
4. Supervise postgraduate research students and research assistants.
5. Provide guidance to other staff and students on own specialist area as appropriate.
6. Contribute substantively to the school’s REF submission.

Administration/Contribution to the Community:
1. Carry out administrative duties associated with teaching and research commitments, including assessment.
2. Participate in School, Faculty and University administration as requested by line manager.
3. Provide pastoral care for students within own area to ensure that all issues are dealt with in a timely, sympathetic and effective manner.
4. Be responsible for the record–keeping associated with teaching and the preparation of teaching materials.

Planning and Organising:
1. Plan and manage own teaching as agreed with Head of Architecture.
2. Design/update modules in line with school’s teaching strategy.
3. Plan and prepare research papers to meet publication deadlines.
4. As module leader, co-ordinate with others (such as support staff or academic colleagues) to ensure student needs and
expectations are met.
5. Plan for the use of teaching and research resources as appropriate.

Resource Management Responsibilities:
1. Use teaching and research resources as required.
2. Act as mentor for students.

Internal and External Relationships:
1. Member of the School Board and Examination Board and such committees relevant to their administrative duties.
2. Collaborate with other staff within School.
3. Involvement in developing links or joining external networks to share information and ideas.
4. Contribute to the school’s outreach programme.


1. 2(i) Honours degree in architecture or equivalent.
2. Masters (or equivalent) in architecture.
3. Hold or about to obtain a PhD in an area related to architectural design.
4. High quality and extensive experience in the following areas: architecture design and architecture related research.
5. A publication record commensurate with stage in career.
6. Applicants at Ac3 level must demonstrate a higher academic standing with a reputation in research and/or teaching within their subject specialism.
7. Evidence of sustained high quality teaching of architectural design studio and its attendant coordination.
8. Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes; organise outreach activities.
9. Ability to engage in critical discussion about current issues in architecture design and education.
10. Ability to present ideas clearly and succinctly.
11. Openness to new ways of approaching problems.
12. Willingness to work in a team.
13. Commitment to contribute to the growth of the school.
14. Willingness to travel outside Northern Ireland for periods of up to one week in connection with teaching or research duties.


1. Membership or eligibility for membership of a relevant professional institute.
2. A minimum of 3 years experience in the construction industry in practice, research or education.
3. Success in research funding applications.
4. Established teacher of complex architectural design at university level.
5. Ability to manage resources and understanding of management processes.
6. Proven ability in team working.