Tutor (Some Kind of Nature Atelier)


Joining the Manchester School of Architecture as a Tutor in Architecture you will be responsible for teaching within one of our vertical Ateliers which consist of students from the final year of the degree programme as well as the two years of the M.Arch programme. You will work within an Atelier staff team structure which combines core staff along with a number of part time tutors, all with specialist expertise based on the research led agenda of the Atelier.

This specific tutor role is to work within the Some Kind of Nature atelier which centres non-human actors as a response to the climate and ecological emergency. By de-centering humans we aim to act in humanity’s best interests: we are, after all, biological too (See here for an in-depth description of the atelier: https://bit.ly/3r8pij4). This is an interdisciplinary atelier with cohorts from both landscape and architecture, and colleagues from architecture, social science, and landscape architecture.

We are seeking tutors with an understanding of the architectural application of sustainable design approaches. The successful candidate will be a qualified architect and able to evidence sound knowledge and experience in the design and delivery of architectural projects from conception to completion. Teaching experience is desirable.

We are looking for tutors who can contribute towards teaching the following principles: low-tech, repairable, simple systems/ minimising site disturbance, maximising vegetation, and biodiversity gain/ low embodied and operational energy / reused, recycled, locally sourced, natural materials / efficient scale and form of intervention / minimising unsustainable or polluting materials.

The post holder must be able to:

  • demonstrate strong professional practice experience in architecture
  • bring creativity and an openness to engage with unconventional forms of architecture
  • evidence of up-to-date technical knowledge in sustainable architectural practice
  • communicate knowledge and interest in the climate and ecological emergency

Informal discussions can be held with Atelier leader Becky Sobell via [email protected]

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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