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Head of department – architecture and landscape

Kingston University is looking for a head of department – architecture and landscape to join its team in London.

£51,488 – £59,289
Ref: 514

The role

You will lead the department of architecture and landscape and be responsible for the development of the teaching, learning and research culture of the department. You will contribute to strategic leadership and development through your experience of academic leadership roles, understanding of the wider HE sector, and in enabling a practitioner-oriented and collegiate culture of research and teaching. You will work with the head of school of art and architecture to manage departmental staffing and budgets. Working and developing from the existing ethos of the department, and bringing your own perspectives, you will work closely with the professor of architecture, associate professors and course leaders across UG and PG in ensuring the department reaches the highest levels in teaching, learning, research, enterprise and outreach.

The department of architecture and landscape has established an intellectual, social and cultural position within the UK and Europe. Building on the reflexive idea of ‘thinking through making’ as well as making through intelligent and creative thoughts and the implications of these for the contemporary production of architecture, we are invested in a culture of practitioner engagement, and in enabling our students within this context.  Our inclusion in the Domus top 50 of European Schools of Architecture is testament to the strength of the school. Our ambitions are to further increase our attractiveness as a place to learn and research architecture and to enhance our visibility nationally and internationally.

You will work with other department heads to build on the inter-disciplinary potentials of our wider school of art and architecture, our international reach, and play a key role in maintaining the cultural and professional agility of the department in a challenging higher education context.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research.  By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition -if this has not already been obtained, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

The person

  • be qualified to M.Arch level or equivalent. A PhD is desirable
  • have extensive teaching experience in a school of architecture
  • have sound experience of academic structures and processed at UG, PGT, and preferably PGR, substantial experience of course leadership
  • have academic leadership experience, strategic thinking and vision
  • have experience of managing staff and budgets
  • have a research profile for inclusion in REF -preferably at international level
  • have experience of RIBA/ARB accreditation processes

The faculty

The recently established School of Art and Architecture comprises the Department of Architecture and Landscape, the Department of Fine Art, and the Department of Film and Photography. It is one of three schools in the recently rebranded Kingston School of Art – formerly Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Our position amongst the top art, design and architecture institutions is confirmed in many of our subject rankings, research performance, industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions that choose to work with us such as the ICA, BFI, Hauser and Wirth and Barbican. We count many leading architects, artists, filmmakers, photographers, and scholars among our staff and alumni.

Further information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For further information and to apply, please visit:—architecture-and-landscape-334896.html

Closing date: 2 January 2018
Proposed interview date 23 January 2018


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