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The Manchester School of Architecture is ranked 7th in the QS world university rankings and enjoys the unique context of being a collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. It is one of the largest Schools of Architecture in the country with over 1200 students (typically representing some 85 countries) and over 150 staff from diverse backgrounds and is proud to retain both its quality and sense of community despite its size.
The School is characterised by excellence, ambition, boldness, inquisitiveness, innovation, and social responsibility. These facets generate a unique blend and balance between research led teaching, impressive and relevant research outputs (84% of research activity is world leading or internationally excellent), and extensive professional industry links, all of which encourage our students to cultivate their own unique approach to architecture and their careers thereafter. Imagination, we take it seriously! The School was responsible for 3 of the 9 impact case studies returned with Art & Design in the last REF, namely; “A neighbourhood model for age-friendly policy and practice: engaged design and research for urban ageing”, “Heritage action: discovering, preserving and celebrating post-war modern architecture”, and “Complex sustainable futures: disruptive technologies in urban transformation”.
You will be joining the Manchester School of Architecture as a Reader or Senior Lecturer on our exciting and rapidly growing Master of Landscape Architecture programme which is part of the aforementioned joint agreement, accredited by the UK Landscape Institute and recognised worldwide by the International Federation of Landscape Architects, preparing students for the final stage of professional accreditation as a landscape architect.
We are looking for someone who can work with both our MLA second year students who come from an undergraduate background in Landscape Architecture, as well as our first year students who join the programme from various other disciplines.
You will be required to contribute in a number of ways which include teaching design studio and ideally humanities too, unit leadership, and academic administration as well as supporting other business critical matters such as admissions. As the programme grows we will be looking to increase the number of architecture Ateliers that are open to landscape students and so the ability to bring a strong theoretical position to your teaching will be advantageous. A research allocation is available for candidates who meet the Faculty’s research criteria.
You will have exceptional inter-personal and communication qualities, excellent organisational and administrative skills, and a collaborative approach to working. We will also look to you to ensure an excellent student experience through the use of relevant and inspiring learning and teaching.
Informal discussions can be held with Programme Leader Becky Sobell via B.Sobell@mmu.ac.uk.
In recognition of staff contributions to the University’s achievements during the 2021/2022 academic year, an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum will be added to your salary until 31/07/23 in order to ensure consistency amongst existing and incoming staff. This additional 2% will be paid pro rata in equal monthly installments, on top of your salary each month until 31/07/23.