Senior Tutor in Architecture 1 FTE

Closing date

2 April 2018


School of Architecture



Required hours

Full Time




£53,202 - £59,534 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, architecture, communication and humanities. The College’s international reputation as the world's number one art and design university has been recognised for four successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017/18 the College has 2,000 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees, rising to 2,300 in 2018/19, and more than 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The School of Architecture, based at the College’s Kensington and White City sites, provides a stimulating and vibrant cultural context for study in one of the world’s leading design cities. The distinctive College environment offers students the opportunity to realise live projects and to work alongside designers and fine artists in an intensive, postgraduate-only environment. Students are encouraged to extend their material, conceptual and technical skills – expanding the potential of their practice while forming a rich set of networks and creative partnerships able to sustain their future careers. The programmes in the School of Architecture expand the possibilities of architecture and its agency in the world by encouraging a speculative, independent and critical ethos among its students.

Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Senior Tutor will develop and implement a comprehensive and expanded research programme at the School of Architecture, covering the Interior Design, Environmental Architecture, City Design, and Architecture disciplines. Areas of strategic importance to the school include: ecology and climate change, city design and/or intergenerational cities, mobility and migration. In alignment with the College’s and School’s strategic priorities, the Senior Tutor will establish and oversee research at all levels including staff, postgraduate research and postgraduate taught.  They will help develop an emphasis on research in its various modes, whether through scholarship, exhibitions, publications, or other forms of experimental practices, which in turn will feed into the development of the programmes, and new pathways of study. 

It is essential that candidates have a PhD in Architecture or one of the School’s disciplines, and a proven record of producing research outputs of 3*/4* REF quality. Applicants must have a track record of attracting significant research funding through RCUK, EU, InnovateUK and/or charitable and commercial sources, and have an internationally recognised track record of research contribution to the field, evidenced through practice, publications and exhibitions as well as in information and media systems, and forms of historical and theoretical work.

Closing date: 2 April 2018

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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