Senior Lecturer in Ethical Practice

Vacancy ID: 8271
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 22.2
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120 - £56,771 pro-rata (£28,272 - £34,062.60 per annum)
Closing date: July 7, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

The Senior Lecturer in Ethical Practice is responsible for leadership in teaching, curriculum development, and on-going scholarship in Professional Practice and Ethics in the BA Architecture Course in the Spatial Practices Programme at Central Saint Martins. The role has a particular focus on developing critical approaches to the questions of practice and issues facing the spatial and built-environment professions, as well as developing cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to ethics. Its purpose is to explore the interconnections between creative production and professional practice in architecture and the built environment, and the intersections between the climate and bio-diversity emergencies and other global challenges, including racial and social justice, with the teaching and learning of professional skills, regulations and ethics. The post- holder will work collaboratively within the course team to design and deliver the teaching and learning of professional skills and ethics. The post-holder will coordinate the Professional Practice subject area and will deploy specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions and in accordance with the requirements of professional accreditation.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.  

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.  

Your Profile

Before completing an application form, candidates should please download the candidate information pack and the job description/person specification for the role and read the full list of requirements and selection criteria before applying as this will be the criteria on which your application will be assessed.

Requirements of the role:

  • Qualified Architect
  • Masters Degree or equivalent professional recognised qualification in Architecture
  • Experience of teaching & assessment in a higher education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract).
  • Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching.
  • Considers equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and assessment.
  • Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course.
  • Collaborates and works effectively within team and across different professional groups.
  • Fosters inclusive and constructive team-work and problem-solving.
  • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice in Practice and Ethics relating to architecture and spatial practices that contributes to its advancement and is relevant to the goals of the Course, Programme, College and University.
  • Evidence of using contacts within subject peer group to develop partnerships or collaboration.
  • Higher degree (e.g. MA) in associated subject (Desirable). 
  • PhD or Higher level research degree (Desirable). 
  • Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (Desirable). 
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy (Desirable).
  • Industry / professional experience of leading projects with partners and diverse participants (Desirable).

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: 0207 514 7876 or email:

Candidates are advised to submit applications early. 

To find out more about the role, please join us for a presentation and chance for Q&A on 30 June at 5:30pm. Please book a place by sending an email to the CSM Staffing Team ( The deadline for applications is 7 July 2021 23:55pm. Interviews will take place w/c 18 July (online MS Teams).

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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