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The built environment is witnessing a rapid transformation in how it is conceived, designed, analysed and constructed. Digital technologies are disrupting the traditional distinctions between parametric design and form-finding, computational analysis and digital fabrication. There is high interest from architects and designers to integrate computational methods in their design process.

The Welsh School of Architecture is currently conducting research into the areas of digital robotic fabrication of sustainable material, building performance simulation in the early phases of design, the role of artificial intelligence in architecture, and novel methods of representing and analysing building geometry and topology. 

The Welsh School of Architecture wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer who has experience in computational methods in architecture to further our teaching and research agenda. Given the school’s position in the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, the post holder will have an opportunity to pursue an inter-disciplinary collaborative approach to design thinking through the integration of computational methods from the disciplines of architecture, computer science, and engineering. 

The post holder will be expected to deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and to contribute to the research record of the School by carrying out high quality research leading to the publishing of work. The successful candidate will pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and inspire others to do the same. 

The position is full-time (35 hours per week) and is open ended. 

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Wassim Jabi JabiW@Cardiff.ac.uk or Lucy Forrester (PA to Head of School) forresterl@cardiff.ac.uk 

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 7 scale. 

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:  Responsible research assessment – Research – Cardiff University

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