Kingston University

Kingston University

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Architecture

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Architecture


Kingston School of Art


School of Arts

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  • This is an opportunity to join the leadership team in the Department of Architecture and Landscape in the Kingston School of Art. Our courses are very focused on the culture and skills that it takes to make well considered landscapes and buildings and we have a diverse and energetic team of part time practitioners / academics who deliver incredible teaching in studio and beyond. We are looking for someone who is happy to teach, manage and assist the Department Management Group (DMG), (and undertake their own research) to join our team at full time Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor level as part of a career trajectory that is developing towards senior academic leadership in learning and teaching. The successful candidate will be working closely with the Head of Department and DMG to deliver strategy, mentor and support newer / younger members of the team, and oversee QAE processes. This will be a chance to work with empathy, care and efficiency as part of a collegiate and passionate team.

    Please view the attached candidate pack and role profile for full details of the role.

    The Person

    This is a senior leadership role in learning and teaching within the Department of Architecture and Landscape as a highly experienced academic with line management, quality assurance, and course development experience to contribute to the University's objective of securing an outstanding reputation for learning and teaching, innovation and integrated academic practice.

    The successful candidate will work directly with the Head of Department and the DMG to enhance all aspects of learning and teaching provision across the different courses to the benefit of a diverse range of students. They will support the team in teaching, assessment and feedback, and progression of all students. The successful candidate will have a history of innovative pedagogical practices that they will be able to bring into the role to enhance different areas within the department. We are also keen to appoint someone with a strong national and/or international research profile.

    The title of Senior Lecturer normally reflects expertise and external networks with a developing national reputation in the area of activity (learning and teaching for the purpose of this role).

    The title of Associate Professor normally reflects an established national reputation, and the basis for an international reputation, in at least one area of activity (mainly learning and teaching for the purpose of this role) and a significant impact on the institution.

    By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late 19th century it has established an exceptional reputation and become one of the UK's leading art and design educational institutions.

    The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.

    Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry practitioners.

    The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI. More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, America.

    With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching - providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment for academics in the creative fields.

    Further information

    This is a full-time, permanent position with a starting salary of £47,004 per annum for a Senior Lecturer & £57,011 for a Associate Professor.

    Interviews are expected to take place in person at our Knights Park campus on Friday 9th June 2023 in person at Kingston School of Art.

    Please indicate in your cover letter which position you are applying to: Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor.

    For further information please contact: Dr Heba Elsharkawy, Head of Department of Architecture & Landscape.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    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.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Architecture


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 31, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture

    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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