Architect Job: Associate Lecturer – Technical Studies (0.05 FTE, FTC)

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Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world’s number one art and design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

We are looking for new Technical Studies staff at the Royal College of Art to teach alongside Architecture Design Studio teaching with a specific background in Environmental design and sustainability, Façade engineering or MEP.

You role would be to support students developing the technical aspects of their design for a total of 10 days, of which 12 days half day tutorials, 2 full day cross crits, and three termly group tutorials, and time for marking.

You will be responsible for a group of 6 – 9 students, predominantly between January and end of June, following two distinct TS projects.

TS1.Climate emergency manifesto – focussing on global technical design aspects.

TS2.Inhabitation – developing two spaces in detail focussing also on internal comfort, light and acoustics.

Lecturers (ALs) at the Royal College of Art (RCA) contribute high quality, postgraduate teaching and tuition to complement and enhance core teaching delivery of Programmes across Schools and Directorates.  ALs bring leading industry expertise and specialism, often from diverse disciplines and sectors, ensuring students receive depth and diversity in their Programme learning, and multi-disciplinary input during their studies.  

The AL will be responsible for contributing to high-quality teaching and tuition to complement and enhance core teaching delivery of the study of interiors. The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for working collegiately with staff and students, with a high level of commitment commensurate with the requirements of a world-leading institution. They will be able to demonstrate experience in a media-based practice such as, but not limited to, photography, curation, moving image, publishing, digital or narrative environments.

Please see the information pack for more details.

Further details: Information Pack  

The Royal College of Art (RCA)  aims to foster an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students and stakeholders are respected. 

We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this  strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.

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