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Senior Lecturer in Architecture/Academic Course Leader MA Architecture

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 8 £42,568 - £53,877 per annum
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 04/21/2024
Date Posted: 03/26/2024
Reference: A1478


Senior Lecturer in Architecture

including the role of Academic Course Leader for MA Architecture


Based at Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham


1.0FTE - we can consider fractional FTE for this post, and it will be reviewed at interview stage



The School of Creative Arts traces its distinguished history back to 1852 when the Cheltenham School of Art was established. Today, as one of the four constituent Schools in the University of Gloucestershire, the School of Creative Arts currently has over 2300 students and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as Postgraduate Study & PhD’s.


For more information about the school and our achievements, please click here. 


The Architecture, Construction & Environment Subject area portfolio of courses are cognate disciplines recognised as professional career pathways ‘responsible for planning, designing, constructing, modifying and maintaining healthy human spaces within the environments in which we inhabit’. These courses are design oriented and linked with creative and built environment industries in Gloucestershire and adjacent counties.  


After a successful launch of the BA (Hons) Architecture course, in September 2021, achieving ARB prescription in October 2022 we are now looking to launch a new Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) programme in September 2025/26.   


As Senior Lecturer you will work extensively, alongside colleagues in other cognate courses, including BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, and BA & MA Landscape Architecture as well as with other courses within the Architecture, construction and environment department, School, and its Management Team. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience of writing, developing, delivering, and maintaining architecture curriculum, as well as contributing to the Urban Design and Interior architecture programmes.


The applicant should be able to teach design, professional practice, and technology and construction (with an emphasis on sustainability, decolonisation and other current issues), and be familiar with BIM, RIBA Plan of Work, and industry software such as AutoCAD, Rhino, and Sketchup 


We are interested in candidates who will work into the BA Architecture as a senior lecturer and who could lead the new M.Arch, upon launch. While the senior lecturer is permanent, the ACL role is a three-year rotation, and can be renewed. 


To avoid disappointment please apply early, should we find a suitable candidate we will close the advert.  


Contact Details 

If you wish for more information, please contact Fiona Curran, Deputy Head of School, Creative Arts, 


Closing date: 21st April 2024 

Interview: week commencing 13th May 2024


To apply please click on APPLY at the bottom of this page, you will be asked to submit a CV and along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the following themes. CVs alone will not be considered.


Significant Teaching Experience – Tell us about your approach to teaching and learning and the successes you have had. How do you approach creating and implementing a new programme? Or what has been your biggest success in teaching to date? 

The Student Body & Recruitment – tell us about a time you have improved student engagement on a course. Tell us how you have encouraged, inspired, enthused, and engaged students, in a wide variety of teaching environments and settings.

Adapted to changing trends and requirements of the sector – how do you ensure you are keeping abreast with the latest trends and requirements in the sector? Are you technically adaptable? Sustainably advanced? Are you networked within industry? 

Working collaboratively –  how do you ensure you are working collaboratively with those around you? Tell us about a time when you have faced barriers and how have you overcome this? Do you lead from the front?  What shape does your leadership take? 


Please see applicant guidance for help and advice on how to complete the application process. 


The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification. 



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