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The Department of Architecture wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor in History and Theory of Architecture and/or Urban Design. The Department invites applications from candidates with a research focus on any aspect of the theory or history of architecture and urban design to lecture in both the Architecture and Design undergraduate degrees, supervise undergraduates, Master and PhD students and to be actively involved in teaching and examining architectural studios.

Candidates must have an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture, and a doctorate in Architecture or Architectural History or a related field. The candidate would ideally have a professional second degree in Architecture (MArch or equivalent), and experience lecturing and teaching architectural studio. We are seeking an individual with a rising academic trajectory and a strong record of research publications commensurate with their level of experience, who has the potential to become a key player in the Department’s teaching and research activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2023.

Please ensure that you upload the following: 

  •  a covering letter;
  •  a Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a full list of publications;
  •  a document describing (i) your main teaching and research interests, (ii) an indication of future research plans and directions, (iii) a description of the kind of teaching you would hope to offer, including a brief curriculum for 2 sample specialist courses (max. 2 pp. to include: aims, learning outcomes, and a schedule of up to 20 lectures/classes which would deliver the course material); and, if available,
  •  two recently-published research articles

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the Department of Architecture Professor James Campbell                                                   hod-architecture@aha.cam.ac.uk Enquiries about the application process may be made to the Schools HR team on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk

Three references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to references@csah.cam.ac.uk by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Friday 18 November 2022. Interviews are expected to take place in late 2022, early 2023.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women and those from Black, Asian or other Ethnic Minority backgrounds. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :


Please quote reference GC32483 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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