Our member UCD College of Engineering and Architecture is looking for a Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Digital Technologies and Environmental Design.
College | Management Unit: UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
School | Unit: UCD School Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Post Title & Subject Area (if relevant): Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Digital Technologies and Environmental Design
Post Duration: 4 year fixed term
Grade: Lecturer/Assistant Professor above the bar
Reports to: Head of School of APEP
Competition Ref. N⁰ 013972
HR Administrator: Rachel Kelly
The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy has an international reputation as a centre of excellence for research and teaching in a multidisciplinary School ranked in the QS top 150. The School has a global reputation for architectural design excellence with its faculty and adjunct staff maintaining an international profile. The School is seeking to increase its expertise and capacity in the areas of technology and sustainability to contribute to our ambition in this area.
Applications are invited for a four-year fixed-term Lecturer/Assistant Professor post in Digital Technologies and Environmental Design. Applicants must have a PhD in architecture, architectural engineering, or a related area, have a high-quality publication record (commensurate with stage of career), an ability to contribute research in an area that strengthens the research profile of the School, a commitment to high-quality University-level teaching, a strong technical and computational competency, excellent interpersonal skills, and a capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, the research institutes (UCD Earth Institute and/or UCD Energy Institute) and the wider academic community.
It is expected that the successful candidate will input across environmental, technical and studio modules. They should possess an ability to integrate digital knowledge, digital thinking and digital production into our School’s studio-oriented programmes. This appointment is part of a strategy to augment and develop digital literacy in our teaching and research all in the broader context of the much needed response of the discipline to the Climate Emergency.
Therefore, the successful candidate should have an historical understanding of the development of techniques and technologies in environmental design (architecture, landscape, urban), should be invested in drawing and modelling as analytical and projective tools, and should work with a range of software dealing with the analysis, adaptation, and creation of designed environments from buildings to city and landscape scales. Experience in practice is recognised and valued. It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate effectively on an interdisciplinary basis. Key thematic areas of research might include:• Building energy performance and modelling
• Low and zero-carbon building
• Citywide energy modelling
• Urban environmental performance
• 3D modelling, simulation, virtual and augmented reality
The School is part of the College of Engineering and Architecture and was awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in 2019 for their shared commitment to ensuring that their faculty, staff and students experience an equal, diverse and inclusive environment.
95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar Salary: €55,397 – €87,724 per annum. Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.
Principal Duty and Responsibility
The duties of the successful candidate will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
o Undertake and publish high-quality research in international journals and books;
o Actively contribute to the teaching programmes in the School, including module design and delivery, examination and assessment, quality assurance and enhancement and associated administrative duties.
o Supervise Master and Doctoral research students;
o Generate research funding to facilitate an active research programme and support graduate students;
o Have impact through research, innovation, and transfer to practice and policy
o Contribute to the academic life of the Schools, College, the University and its research institutes;
o Contribute to the wider educational community;
o Develop international links and attend research meetings, conferences and workshops;
o Participate in School/College/University committees and boards, and undertaking associated administrative activities;
o Undertake such other appropriate duties as directed by the Head of School in line with the contract of
Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.
• Hold a PhD in architectural engineering, architecture, or a related area;
• Have a high-quality publication record commensurate with stage of career
• Be committed to high-quality university-level teaching, learning and student support
• An ability to contribute research in an area that strengthens or strategically complements the research profile of the School
• A strong technical and computational competency and an ability to integrate design modelling and environmental performance applications into teaching across environmental, technical and studio modules
• A capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the School, the UCD Earth Institute and/or the UCD Energy Institute, and the wider academic community.
• Possess excellent communication and presentation skills
• Demonstrate how they can positively contribute to fostering an inclusive environment and a level of awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion.
• Candidates must demonstrate how they can positively contribute to fostering an inclusive environment and a level of awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion.
• Administrative experience commensurate with managing a portfolio of teaching and research
• Experience in postgraduate supervision
• Track record of applying for research
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