Architect Job: Head of School of Architecture and the Built Environment

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This post is permanent and full time at 1.0 FTE

Competitive salary

Closing Date: Sunday 04 June 2023

Interview Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

The University of Lincoln is one of the most dynamic and enterprising young universities in the UK. In 2021, we were named as Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Situated in the centre of a beautiful cathedral city, we nurture talent and ideas, and contribute globally by creating and sharing knowledge. Our core mission is ‘transforming lives and communities, enabling a prosperous region in an inter-connected world.’

We are looking for an inspirational, entrepreneurial and collegiate Head of School to lead and manage our School of Architecture and the Built Environment though its next exciting phase of development. The Head will bring stability to the School after a period of change, and work to harness and direct its energies towards achieving the University’s ambitions. They will inspire, support and work constructively with staff and students to develop the School’s reputation, and enhance its activities across teaching, research and knowledge exchange. Reporting to the PVC / Head of College of Arts, they will also play an active role in managing the College, and helping to build the profile of the Arts at Lincoln and beyond.

The successful candidate will be an established academic with an international research profile, who brings experience of university, school or departmental leadership roles. They will have a broad-based understanding of the disciplines covered by the school and specialise in one or more of them. They will be appointed to a permanent role in the School, and serve as Head of School for 5 years, with the possibility of extension subject to mutual agreement.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email Professor Abigail Woods, Pro Vice Chancellor / Head of College at

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented at the University of Lincoln.

Applicants should submit a CV and a two-page covering letter, explaining what appeals to them about the role, and how their past experience has equipped them for it. (This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks such as time out to care for dependants).

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We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

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