The University of Sheffield: Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Job Reference Number: UOS021047

Job Title: Lecturer in Landscape Architecture (2 posts)

Contract Type: Open ended

Working Pattern: Full-time

Faculty: Social Sciences

Department: Landscape Architecture

Salary: Grade 8:

£40,792 – £48,677 per annum. Potential to progress to £54,764 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Closing Date: 2nd January 2019



Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? The Department of Landscape Architecture is looking to expand its international research and teaching staff cohort by appointing two outstanding candidates at the Lecturer level. In addition to developing an internationally distinctive design research profile, the post-holders will play a major role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and administration, as well as in the supervision of postgraduate research students. We are looking for individuals with a strong understanding of Landscape Architecture and a commitment to developing the discipline and profession, particularly in the field of design. We welcome applicants with experience of innovative design practice in the profession, as well as those with experience of research by design in academia.


The post-holders will specialise in arts and design, ideally with a particular interest in design and the physical manipulation and sculpting of space across a range of scales and in the craft of landscape construction, selection of materials and detailing, but may have a cross-cutting profile across the specialisms of landscape architecture, including planning and management. We are seeking self-motivated thinker-practitioners with a creative design research agenda that engages with issues of contemporary relevance, nationally and/or internationally. We are looking for applicants with aesthetic, visual and spatial literacy, design and graphic ability and a capacity for original design pedagogy.


The successful applicants will have, or be close to achieving, a PhD with a track record of conducting innovative research or have a well-developed portfolio of practice based design projects that will form the basis for the development of future research, together with a strategy for producing research outputs related to design/design theory. The post-holders will have the ability to engage and inspire a wide audience, including the international Landscape Architecture academic community, the diverse students they teach, and publics and organisations outside the academy. They will be committed to teaching excellence and innovation in curriculum, studio, fieldwork and creative practice.


We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

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