Senior Lecturer in Planning - full time permanent - University of Westminster, London

Published at: 31 March 2021

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week

The School of Architecture + Cities is one of the leading schools of planning and architecture in the UK. Based at the University’s Marylebone Campus in central London, the School enjoys excellent facilities, including purpose-built studios and Fabrication Laboratory. It also benefits from being part of a wider, collaborative College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries. The School’s courses are characterised by a triangulation of teaching, practice and research, and cross-disciplinary practice. The School offers a range of RTPI-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in planning: BA Designing Cities, MA Urban Regional Planning, MA Urban Design and MA International Planning & Sustainable Development.

Building on existing success, the School is seeking to appointment a full-time Senior Lecturer in Planning. The postholder will lead the new RTPI Degree Apprenticeship routeway in MA Urban and Regional Planning MAURP. The course is developing rapidly with a strong practical focus, particularly in relation to UK planning policy, decision making and implementation theory. Working with colleagues this appointment is an opportunity to contribute to the next stage of planning education at Westminster, responding to the diversity of London, international contexts and the challenges of climate change. The postholder will capitalise on these dimensions, and will also lead innovations in digital capabilities and professional engagement. The catalogue of recent coursework can be seen here.

The School has a strong research and knowledge exchange base in planning, transport and architectural design, theory, history, environment, technology and practice. The post-holder will contribute to the School’s research and knowledge exchange, joining one of the School’s five research themes / groups. This may include the supervision of PhDs, the instigation of new research projects and applications for external funding, as well as publishing scholarly outputs, and contributing to the broader research culture within the School. The postholder should have a PhD or equivalent level of knowledge or practice-based experience, teaching experience and a research or knowledge exchange background or well-established professional expertise.

Closing date: midnight on 29 April 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on: 14 May 2021

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