Newcastle University – Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum

Closing Date: 19 June 2022

The Role

Newcastle University is home to one of the UK’s most successful and longest-established schools of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, and is undergoing a period of sustained and significant investment in staff appointments and School infrastructure. The school has a dynamic research and engagement programme, which accompanies long-established undergraduate (BA) and graduate studio courses (MA Urban Design; MArch; MA Advanced Architectural Design; Master of Landscape Architecture; MA in Landscape Architecture Studies), programmes in Planning (BA, MPlan, MSc) and interdisciplinary undergraduate (BA) programmes in Architecture & Urban Planning and Geography & Planning. This portfolio of programmes includes professionally accredited programmes by ARB, RIBA, the Landscape Institute, the RTPI and RICS. The School consistently attracts students of the best calibre from around the world.

You will contribute to teaching in the 2-year Master of Landscape Architecture and develop your own area of scholarship. It is essential that you demonstrate excellence in design studio and landscape construction teaching and contribute to developing and enhancing the School’s reputation in this area.

You will be expected to lead and deliver design studios and landscape construction modules and make a substantial contribution to teaching in other curriculum areas such as landscape sciences, planting design, landscape management, graphic communication skills and/or professional practice.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience from practice in any of these specialist areas.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Dr Usue Ruiz Arana, Dr Samuel Austin or Dr Paola Gazzola

The Person

Key Accountabilities

  • Engage in teaching across the field of Landscape Architecture, especially design studio and landscape construction
  • Undertake administrative duties in relation to relevant taught programmes
  • Undertake academic duties as required by the Head of School and subject Directors, and contribute to the development of cross-disciplinary teaching within the School
  • Develop scholarship activities in an area of their expertise
  • Participate in initiatives to develop additional income streams through scholarship, engagement activities or consultancy
  • To serve on School, Faculty and University committees where appropriate

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


• Excellent teaching experience relevant to the field, especially design studio and landscape construction; enthusiastic, reflective and creative pedagogue; experience in student experience and wellbeing issues; engagement with curriculum development and pedagogical innovation; willingness to participate in international field trips

• Potential to contribute to a curriculum area beyond studio and landscape construction such as planting design, landscape management, professional practice and graphic communication skills

• Digital communication skills, to include for example Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite


  • Membership of a built environment profession, preferably Landscape Institute or an equivalent
  • Practice experience in studio design for Landscape Architecture
  • Refereed academic publications
  • Experience in, or potential for, extending teaching and scholarship impact by engaging with external stakeholders
  • Module or programme leadership in Landscape Architecture
  • Collaborative, team-working and organisational skills in the development of new and existing programmes, and pedagogy

Attributes and Behaviour

  • A conscientious teacher who develops good relationships with students, conscious of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Track record in working as a good colleague and academic citizen, willing and able to work collaboratively, including across disciplines and with external partners


Collaborative, team-working and organisational skills in the development of new and existing programmes, and pedagogy


  • Excellent undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Landscape Architecture or a cognate area


  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant area
  • A national or international professional accreditation, or eligibility for professional accreditation, and/or membership of HEA or a recognised HE teaching qualification

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 20141

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