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Great lectureship opportunity to contribute research-led teaching in Landscape and Wellbeing as part of University of Edinburgh, ESALA and OPENspace

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) are looking for a Lecturer in Landscape and Wellbeing to join them on a full-time basis. This is an exciting opportunity to teach in one of the few schools to combine teaching, research, and practice in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

The closing date for applications is 25th August, and the job posting (as well as the link to apply) can be found in its entirety here.

The Opportunity:

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Landscape and Wellbeing (open-ended, 1.0 FTE, UoE Grade 8) at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) at the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), University of Edinburgh.

Candidates should possess a PhD or equivalent evidence of research experience.  The appointee will have good knowledge of a range of theories which attempt to explain the relationship between landscape and wellbeing, and of a range of research paradigms and methods used to explore and understand this relationship. Candidates must have experience in undertaking relevant research projects and should be familiar with a range of quantitative, spatial and qualitative methods for acquiring data and appropriate analysis techniques, including statistics, spatial and textual analysis.

The candidate will have undertaken training in learning and teaching at postgraduate level and/or have experience of teaching at this level in a higher education context and will be able to demonstrate an ability to develop innovative practice in relation to education in landscape and wellbeing.

The appointee is expected to be actively involved in research and situate their own scholarship strategically within ESALA and beyond.  Post-holders will be expected to contribute research-led teaching in Landscape and Wellbeing, thereby enhancing the culture of research, learning, and teaching within ECA and the wider University.  The appointee will be expected to communicate and disseminate their work effectively, contributing to ESALA’s international reputation for research and scholarly excellence.

The appointee’s teaching contribution will depend in detail on specialism, knowledge and experience, but it will primarily be focussed on supporting the planning, management and delivery of the Master of Science in Landscape and Wellbeing within ESALA, as well as contributing to associated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Landscape Architecture.  ESALA is seeking candidates able to contribute to courses covering theory, research design and methods, data acquisition, and analysis and tutoring support for Masters-level dissertations within the Landscape and Wellbeing programme. The candidate should demonstrate an understanding of the landscape as a planned, designed and managed environment as well as the ways in which people engage with and experience that environment, and the health and wellbeing consequences of such engagement.

The post holder will have the capacity to supervise postgraduate research students through traditional thesis and/or through practice-led scholarship.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD or equivalent research experience in a relevant subject such as environmental psychology, planning, landscape architecture, public health, sociology, health geography or epidemiology
  • Relevant experience in undertaking and contributing to relevant research in landscape and wellbeing
  • Expertise in research methodologies appropriate to landscape and wellbeing
  • A research profile as evidenced by a track record of and ongoing commitment to high-quality published research outputs (through published academic research or design-based research outputs).
  • An ability to contribute to a specialism in landscape and wellbeing education, and to innovative research-led teaching in the subject

Click here for a copy of the full job description and full list of selection criteria

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and a portfolio of personal and student work. Applicants either can submit three letters of reference with their initial applications, or can provide contact details for referees to be contacted only if successful at the shortlisting stage.