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Professor of Architecture (Head of Architecture)

University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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University of Reading

Professor of Architecture (Head of Architecture)

Job reference: SRF45344-R

Salary: Competitive salary

Closing date: 13/06/2024

Department: School of the Built Environment

Location: London Road Reading, UK

Employment type: AR-Academic (Professor)

Division: Architecture

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Professor role is permanent; Head of Architecture for initial 5 year tenure)

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We are seeking an outstanding individual with vision and experience to lead the continuing development of Architecture as Head of Architecture at Reading. The appointment as Head of Architecture will be for an initial term of 5 years, with an underlying permanent position as Professor of Architecture.  The position presents a rare opportunity to play a leading role in the evolution of a new research-intensive, growing School of Architecture in one of the world's top 200 universities.

Responsibilities are focussed on providing leadership to Architecture that supports the vision to integrate teaching, research and practice. There will be a strong emphasis on continuing to develop a growing discipline in a research-intensive environment.

You will have:

  • A passion for leadership, vision setting and delivery.
  • A commitment to collaboration and to developing others through effective leadership.
  • Experience in academic leadership.
  • Experience of research and teaching in a higher education context.
  • A profile of academic achievement and activity commensurate with a professorial appointment.

Informal contact details
Head of School, Dr Tim Lees, 0118 378 6721 or

Closing date: 13 June 2024

Interviews are expected to be held: 4 July 2024

By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants wishing to consider the SWR must ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement before applying.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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