Head of Department & Professor - Architecture (202892)

University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde Employer:
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Fri, Mar 8 '19Posted on:

The Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde was formally established in 1967. It is among the oldest and largest in the UK and enjoys a distinguished international reputation. The Department captures the University’s ethos as the place of useful learning in its vision, mission and pedagogical practice. Operating at the intersection of art and design, culture and technology, engineering and society, in global and local contexts, our teaching addresses the environmental and societal challenges facing the built environment and places emphasis on the opportunities this challenges create.

The mission of the Department of Architecture is to provide a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment that enables both students and staff to excel in architectural enquiry and design practice. The Department has been ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2019 and 1st in Scotland and 8th in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2019. We deliver high quality, industry relevant/practice focused programmes as commended by the professional community and national and international accreditation boards. The Department has seen significant growth in its annual overseas student population, across all programmes, since 2013 and has one of the largest international exchange portfolios in architecture in the UK with more than 22 student exchange agreements in place.

You will be an internationally recognised academic leader with a relevant first degree and a PhD (or equivalent professional qualification), together with a substantial track record in research, teaching and knowledge exchange, including management and leadership roles.  You will be an excellent communicator, capable of inspiring staff and students and driving forward the Department’s ambitions and strategic aims across its full range of activities.

Appointment as Head of Department will be for a fixed-term period of 3 years initially and you will also be appointed to an open-ended substantive post in the Department at a senior level, in accordance with your qualifications, standing and experience.  An indication of what can be expected at the various levels of our Academic Professional staff categories of our Academic Professional staff categories can be found here: Career Pathways.

For appointment at Professorial level: Subject to the Charter and Statutes and Ordinances and Regulations of the University, as Professor you will be responsible to the Court of the University through the Principal for providing leadership in your academic area and will report annually on this.  This is in addition to the responsibility, which each Professor owes to his or her Head of Department.

The closing date for this vacancy is 21 April 2019.


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