Lecturer in landscape architecture (BIFCA)
Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Arts
Salary: £47,778 to £51,931
Published on: Thursday July 28, 2022
Closing date: Thursday August 11, 2022
Date of interview: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Upon joining the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of the BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture at the Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Art (BIFCA) based in Wuhan, China. BIFCA is a collaboration between Wuhan Textile University and Birmingham City University, combining the expertise of both institutions to deliver creative courses in state-of-the-art facilities in Wuhan, China. BIFCA offers a unique intercultural experience and offers an excellent environment for innovative teaching: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/bifca/our-partnership
As a Senior Lecturer and Course Director for BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture at BIFCA, you will be responsible for leading, managing and teaching aspects of the course and contributing to its continued development . The position offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a popular part of China on a 2 year fixed term contract.
We count on you to:
- Provide leadership and manage the day-to-day coordination of the course in liaison with WTU and the UK-based BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture Course Director and Liaison Tutor
- Contribute to teaching and learning within the landscape architecture program at BIFCA
- Provide support and mentorship to individual students via personal tutorials
- Preparing students choosing the 2+2 pathway for a successful transition to study in the UK
- Ensure the hierarchical management of a team of approximately three international speakers
Successful candidates will have:
- Qualifications in landscape architecture and/or urban design at Bachelors level and preferably at Masters level (essential)
- A record of effective teaching in higher education (essential); course management experience is desirable.
- Excellent design and communication skills (essential)
- Strong leadership, management and organizational skills (essential)
- An ability to contribute to another area of the program such as history and theory, construction, skill building or professional studies (essential)
- Teaching experience in an international setting and ability to operate successfully in different cultures (desirable)
- Climate literacy and knowledge of sustainable design (desirable).
Applications from candidates with a research background in a relevant field will be welcome, as will applications from innovative, practice-based candidates.
The Birmingham School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University is a diverse, interdisciplinary design community that explores designed environments across scales. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Architecture and Interior Design, and Product and Furniture Design, as well as cross-curricular programs in Historic Environmental Conservation, Design Management , design and visualization, design for future life, and a foundation in architecture and design. From our Faculty of Creative Arts, we aim to produce ethical, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking graduates who care about people, place and planet. The school has a number of international partnerships offering transnational education in China and Malaysia.
BIFCA is a collaborative effort between Birmingham City University and Wuhan Textile University, combining the expertise of both institutions to deliver creative arts courses in Wuhan, China. BIFCA offers our talented and ambitious students access to state-of-the-art facilities in a completely renovated 10,000 m² building. With a series of innovative, creative, technology-driven and professionally-oriented programmes, BIFCA represents the new era of collaborative and quality-oriented ETN (transnational education), meeting the needs of all stakeholders. Students who successfully complete their programs at BIFCA can obtain a double award from BCU and WTU. Students can choose to study their entire program in China or study part of it in China and complete their program at BCU after their second year of study, 2+2. BIFCA offers three study programs: Digital Media Technology, Computer Architecture, landscape and visual communication. BIFCA also offers English language programs to support students.
As part of your application, be sure to attach your CV. Candidates are advised to remove personal data from these documents, including your name.
For a confidential and informal conversation about the position, please contact the Head of School, Dr Matthew Jones: [email protected]
The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.
It is the responsibility of each successful candidate to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the university and a UKVI visa to take on the role if successful. More information about this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Some roles cannot be sponsored because they do not meet UKVI criteria for skills and salary level. If you are unsure if you would need sponsorship if successful, or if the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: [email protected]
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