Hertfordshire, UK
Professor of architecture
at University of Hertfordshire

The university of Hertfordshire is seeking a professor to join its school of architecture.

School: School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire
Salary: £57,319 – £66,308 pa dependent on designated skills and experience
Grade: AM1 – 2
FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week.
However, it is not anticipated that your duties can be fulfilled in less than 37 hours per week – 1fte
Duration of contract: Permanent

The School of Creative Arts is seeking to appoint an outstanding professor with a track record of research in at least one of the following areas of interest:

– architecture and design, new technologies and materials; architecture, construction as related to civil engineering; digital technologies and digital fabrication
– architecture and design in relation to the built environment, housing and future planning; urbanism, the built environment and impact on social and economic behaviours of organisations and communities; design interventions to improve sustainability
– architecture, design and the use of big data; planning and the built environment in the future

The right candidate will be joining a successful and ambitious school, which enjoys numerous external accreditations. The school is now looking to take forward its excellence in research and support the university’s ambition to be internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing university.

Working directly with the dean and associate dean research, we offer an exciting opportunity to shape an area of the school’s research around a pivotal thematic topic, to strengthen the research activity of the school.

The school offers a friendly and collegiate working environment, where someone with proven research and research leadership skills can achieve significant positive change and be supported to realise his/her own ambitions and those of the team.

The main purpose of the job is to make a significant internationally excellent contribution to research in the school and university. The main duties include playing a leading role in the research environment in the school, bringing in associated funding to support this research, producing annual research outcomes at three –four* level in preparation for REF submission – 2020/1 and beyond, research supervision and related teaching.

The skills, qualifications and experience needed includes:

A doctorate level qualification

A track record of undertaking novel enquiry and dissemination of new knowledge/advances in practice with an established international profile. A track record of having achieved distinction through a substantial record of peer-esteemed outputs in the subject.

Experience of having led projects, teams and scholarly communities which has included securing prestigious research; seeking out and responding to funding and collaborative opportunities; leading and managing research; mentoring and coaching colleagues; experienced doctoral supervisor status achieved; and line management of research staff.

A track record of subject advocacy, leadership of professional networks/knowledge exchange. This would include prior engagement with academic leadership and advocacy of the subject; creation and leadership of partnerships with external organisations; contribution to national and international forums, conferences/policies.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UH at these levels.

In order to apply for this position please visit the Veredus https://www.veredus.co.uk/job/professor-of-architecture-jobid-930172

Relevant documents refer to a full curriculum vitae, with current salary details and benefits, and covering letter/statement which demonstrates your ability to meet the criteria contained in the person specification.

We would advise you set out your CV in the following way:

– undertaking novel enquiry and disseminating new knowledge and/or advances in practice
– leading projects, teams and/or scholarly communities
– teaching, learning and professional practice
– subject advocacy, professional networks and knowledge exchange

You should also provide the names, positions, organisations, emails and telephone contact numbers of three referees. They should be of distinction in the field and be able to comment on your suitability for a professorial appointment. We will need to take three written references plus verbal telephone references for shortlisted candidates. We will approach your referees at shortlisting stage

Alternatively, postal applications can be sent to:

Paula Kyprian
Veredus
4th Floor
65 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NQ

Please ensure that you have included mobile, work and home telephone numbers on your CV, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable.

The deadline for applications for this post is 15 October 2017. You are invited and encouraged to complete the equality and diversity monitoring form which can be found at: https://jotformpro.com/form/32674095029963

Veredus is accredited by the Investors in diversity and the information collected is important to us as a means of ensuring continued best practice in the promotion of diversity. The information on this form is important and will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. This form will not be treated as part of your application, and will not be seen by anyone involved in the selection process.

Enquiries

If you have any questions relating to the role or process please call: Hilda Gjika or John Carter on 0207 932 4258 or via email: hilda.gjika@veredus.co.uk

Veredus will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Interview dates: 15 and 16 November 2017
Closing date: 15th October 2017
Date advert placed: 11th September 2017
University of Hertfordshire Reference Number: 014257

The university offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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