Architect Job: Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

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The Role
This is an opportunity to join Kingston University’s Department of Architecture and Landscape as a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture. From this post, you’ll be an influential member of a close-knit group of academics behind a varied programme of research and practice-led teaching, workshops, seminars and forward-thinking studies.

As module leader for the Master of Landscape Architecture and the MA Landscape and Urbanism, you’ll co-ordinate a team of talented lecturers to design, manage and deliver current, vibrant, and grounded education for your students. You will manage resources to enhance and continuously improve teaching content and experience, using a variety of technologies and approaches. You will work with university staff to maintain quality assurances at the highest level; and will have the opportunity to work closely with students, guide them through their educational journey and ensure they receive support when needed.

Working side-by-side with talented colleagues you’ll share knowledge and expertise through professional consultancy and/or academic research, disseminate research outputs in academic and other outlets, and pursue opportunities that will support students with their future careers wherever possible.

The Person
You hold at minimum a postgraduate degree in Landscape Architecture, Urbanism or a related subject and have relevant experience in professional practice. Holding, or working towards a PhD in related topic is desirable, as well as the potential and drive to assume further course leadership duties in the future. A recognised teaching or learning qualification is desirable upon appointment. If you haven’t already achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, we will ask that you to do so before the end of your probation period.

On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students is your core motivation. You will use your experience in professional practice to impart knowledge and skills to students, which they will carry with them in their future careers. Your research will be incorporated in your teaching, maintaining the University’s high standards. Constantly seeking to improve, you’ll scrutinise your own work, build private and public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty’s reputation in higher education and occupational circles.

The Faculty
Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late 19th century, it has established an exceptional reputation and become one of the UK’s leading art and design educational institutions.

The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.

Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry practitioners.

The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI. More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, America.

With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching – providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment for academics in the creative fields.

Further Information
This is a part-time (14.8 hours per week) permanent position with a starting salary of £17,274.80 per annum (40% pro-rata of the full-time equivalent of £43,187.00).

Interviews are expected to take place in-person on Wednesday 3rd January 2024 at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park campus.

For further information please contact: Dr Dimitris Venizelos, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Landscape.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are – so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

To apply click on ‘Apply’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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