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Lecturer in Urban Planning

Requisition ID:  21314
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  22-Jul-2022

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:

Lecturer Grade F: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £42,149 to £44,706 per annum

 

Closing Date: 31 August 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. Recent refurbishments of the Henry Daysh Building complex, is soon to be supplemented by a public urban room and architecture centre, ‘The Farrell Centre’, and the world’s first experimental biological house, ‘The OME’.  The School has a dynamic research programme, having ranked 4th in the UK on Research Intensity in the 2021 REF, and offers opportunities to engage not just with research in the school through the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) and Architecture Research Collaborative (ARC) groupings, but also with Newcastle University’s Centres of Research Excellence.

 

This research programme accompanies long-established undergraduate (BA) and graduate studio courses, 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 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The School consistently attracts students of the best calibre from around the world.

 

The permanent Lecturer in Urban Planning position will be based within the Planning discipline, which has celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2021. The successful applicant will have a lively developing research profile in their own specialist area. They will contribute to the successful research and public engagement work of the School; and to teaching across our range of Planning programmes, including unaccredited programmes and accredited programmes by the RTPI and RICS (Planning and Development pathway), assisting in the delivery of core urban and environmental planning curriculum and research. They will also aid the development, administration and delivery of taught programmes and modules.

 

As an independent researcher, the Lecturer in Urban Planning will become a member of the School’s GURU. GURU is internationally recognised for its theoretical contributions to planning, governance and urban studies, and for its engagement in societal challenges, public policy, community development and professional practices. There are numerous possibilities for research collaboration across the University, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to engage with NUCoREs, including the Cities NUCoRE, among others .

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community 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. 

 

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.

 

For informal enquiries regarding this role contact Paola Gazzola, Head of School, (paola.gazzola@newcastle.ac.uk) or Dr. Cat Button, Director of Planning and Urban Design, (Cat.Button@newcastle.ac.uk)

 

Key Accountabilities

We are looking for a researcher and teacher with outstanding promise. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Engage in research in the area of their expertise
  • Make a significant contribution to the School’s teaching in urban planning and also in other areas as appropriate
  • Undertake administrative duties in relation to relevant taught programmes
  • Undertake academic duties as required by the Head of School and the Director of Planning and Urban Design
  • Contribute to the development of cross-disciplinary teaching within the School
  • Co-supervise research students
  • Participate in initiatives to develop additional income streams through research funding or consultancy
  • Serve on School, Faculty and University committees where appropriate

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Conducting potentially leading research in the field, demonstrating international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • High quality research and refereed academic outputs
  • Ability to independently identify research objectives and potential funding sources and prepare and write proposals for funding. Ability to assess and evaluate concepts and theories, develop original solutions, use advanced and innovative research methodologies, and communicate complex ideas with clarity in academic, professional, and public contexts
  • Experience in high quality relevant teaching, 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

Desirable

  • Experience in, or potential for, extending research impact by developing research-based solutions to real-world problems, and engaging with external stakeholders

 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Collaborative, team-working and organisational skills in both research and the development of new and existing programmes, and pedagogy. Track record in working as a good colleague and academic citizen, willing and able to work collaboratively, including across disciplines and with external partners

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent degree and postgraduate qualifications in an area or areas cognate with urban planning

 

Desirable

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant area
  • Membership of a relevant built environment profession, such as the RTPI
  • Membership of HEA and/or a recognised HE teaching qualification

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Req ID: 21314