Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the Built Environment

De Montfort University
£39,152 - £49,553
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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De Montfort University (DMU) is a civic university embedded into Leicester City’s social and physical infrastructures. It is a vibrant and ambitious institution, sharing its understanding of place and people with our international partners, through its award winning #DMU Global initiative and TNE activities. It is the educational global lead for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 16 - supporting peace, justice and strong institutions and leading the #jointogether Partner Universities.

Faculty / Directorate

Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) sits in a Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, which allows us to place inter-disciplinary thinking and collaborations central to the School. We show how different disciplines can positively disrupt one another, revealing new ways of seeing, thinking and making. Art, industry humanities and design converge to tackle real world issues and speculate and propose new futures.

LSA delivers an advanced enquiry-led education, designed to prepare and challenge students to take a personal and critical position in the globalised architectural world. Our community is seen as a place where academics, practitioners and students are co-designing new ways of thinking and meaningfully challenging conventions to redefine the future of practice. Our courses are designed to prepare students for the changing nature of the profession and teach them to be bold and fearless in creatively exploring their ideas. We see education as being about looking to the horizon with learning stretched throughout our lives.

Established in 1897, The Leicester School of Architecture is one of the oldest architecture schools in the UK and our courses are housed in the RIBA award winning Vijay Patel Building. The Faculty workshops offer cutting-edge digital fabrication facilities, alongside a wide range of craft workshops, where students can learn, experiment and innovate with materials and processes, alongside students from other disciplines. It is a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching (TEF Gold) underpinned by world-class research and strong industry links in the professional fields of architecture, construction, urban design and environmental design. The future of practice is central to the need to develop an ethical construction industry. As the industry shifts away from large carbon emissions, poor quality construction, excessive construction waste and unsafe working practices, LSA is leading in tackling the Climate Emergency and restoring Social Justice for all.


The Built Environment Programmes are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic lecturer / senior lecturer in quantity surveying and construction.

You will provide an excellent teaching and research/practice-based research contribution to the School of Art, Design, Architecture with a particular emphasis on the Built Environment. The teaching and leadership contribution will be primarily in the new BSc in Quantity Surveying and Construction and the BSc in Building Surveying but may include other courses within the School. You will apply teaching to the professional context of the built environment and engage pro-actively with industry partners through teaching.

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to leadership activities within the school, research and enterprise, curriculum development and PSRB accreditation. As a full-time member of staff, you will have access to a range of training opportunities relevant to your on-going professional development. You will be able to participate in a mentoring programme within their faculty, and undertake suitable career development activities.

Ideal Candidate

You will have proven academic and ideally industry experience – with extensive knowledge related to core practice in quantity surveying and construction including valuations, appraisals, tendering, procurement and information management. You will have an awareness of the current HE education context in the UK and abroad, with a knowledge of a blended learning delivery of built environment subjects. You must have a working understanding of RICS accreditation and criteria alongside an understanding of the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for surveying. Other duties will depend upon the background of the appointee, who will be expected to make an enthusiastic contribution to the life of the school and faculty and its partnership programmes.


De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019.

DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 – the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations’ 17 SDGs, or Global Goals.

We have invested £136 million into developing our vision of the 'campus of the future' and now that vision has become a reality. This is part of our commitment to attract the brightest and best students, scholars and staff in the future, both nationally and internationally. The university consists of four faculties: Business and Law; Arts, Design and Humanities; Technology; and Health and Life Sciences.

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