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3x Assistant Professors (Materials Science and Studio Teaching; Design Computation and Fabrication; and Sustainable Building Construction)

The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art wishes to appoint three permanent Assistant Professorships (formerly known as University lecturer) in the Department of Architecture to commence teaching in 2022 on a full time basis.

The purpose of the posts is to teach both on the three-year undergraduate BA (Architecture Tripos) course, which leads to RIBA/ARB Part I qualification; and the new four-year Master of Design Tripos which combines architecture, structural engineering, and materials science in an innovative new course in sustainable interdisciplinary design.

The faculty are looking to appoint in the following areas:

Position 1 - Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Studio Teaching, expected start date of 1 March 2022

Position 2 - Assistant Professor in Design Computation and Fabrication, expected start date of 1 March 2022

Position 3 - Assistant Professor in Sustainable Building Construction, expected start date of 1 September 2022

Candidates will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to seek opportunities to win external funding for their research, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work.

It is expected that candidates will have a good first degree or equivalent in Architecture, Engineering or Materials Science as appropriate and a doctorate in the relevant field. Candidates must have taught architecture students or design studios and have experience in running teaching workshops.

Full details can be found in the further particulars.

The posts are based in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge (

In order for applications to be considered applicants must upload:

  • Covering letter, explaining the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role you are applying for. Please indicate in your letter which role you are applying for.
  • A teaching statement, outlining your experience, interests, and approach to teaching problem-based design
  • A research statement, outlining your plans for research, scholarship and grant capture over the next 5 years.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), to include full details of educational qualifications and professional and academic experience, a list of publications, and a graphic portfolio of your research or design experience. Please upload a maximum of 30 pages

Three references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at:

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The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 2 January 2022. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place the week commencing 24 January 2022.

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Please quote reference GB28940 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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