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The Department of Architecture & Built Environment at the University of Nottingham is seeking an Assistant Professor for a Deputy Course Director role on our Part 2 MArch programmes. You will be responsible for teaching and curriculum development of our accredited architecture MArch programmes, including both MArch and L7 Apprenticeship. You will take a vital role in curriculum development and course leadership, working alongside programme directors to support the delivery of Part 2 curriculum. The Department is currently ranked top 10 in the UK for Architecture (Guardian and Complete University guides) and top 3 by the AJ Top 100 practices.
As Deputy Course Director, you will work alongside the MArch programme directors and take responsibility for delivery of key modules and co-ordination of the wider curriculum. This role offers the opportunity to take up the leadership on a Part 2 MArch and L7 Apprenticeship programmes as a year head.
This role has an emphasis on design studio teaching and design excellence, innovation and creativity, with opportunities to lead studio groups across Part 2, utilising innovative pedagogies to develop new studio teaching. You will have opportunities to use your practice and theoretical knowledge to deliver teaching across a range of design and lecture-based modules in your area of expertise, contributing to design studio at MArch level. We actively encourage the permeation of practice-based experience into our teaching.
As part of the L7 Apprenticeship team, you will be a vital connection between our apprenticeship students and practice partners, leading regular reviews with practice mentors, as well as offering pastoral guidance for our apprenticeship students.
The successful applicant should have proven design and professional or academic experience, providing inspiration to the next generation of architects through passion and enthusiasm for teaching, and ability to lead studio. It is expected that you will contribute to the development of the Departmental strategy to address emerging changes in the curriculum from ARB and RIBA.
Applications are welcomed from candidates with an established track record of published research and/or ability to deliver professional practice-based projects.
Key to this role is collaboration and teamwork. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated but who also values and prioritises building and developing good working relationships at the heart of everything they do. Applicants should have practical expertise that supports teaching and the ability to develop and support interdisciplinary design project work.
We are seeking applications from high quality people whose background, experience, and identity broaden and enhance the diversity of our existing team.
This role is available on a full time (36.25 hour), permanent basis. Job share arrangements may be considered.