We wish to appoint two members of academic staff to Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions, depending on experience including research activity. (We are also seeking to appoint a University Teacher – see alternative advert.) We are looking for creative and dynamic individuals with a strong interest in/commitment to the discipline and profession of landscape architecture, an enthusiasm for teaching delivery, a track record of agenda-setting research and innovation in their field, and a collegiate outlook and approach to their work and future role in the Department. You will have a disciplinary background in Landscape Architecture or other relevant discipline e.g. geography, landscape ecology, planning, horticulture or urban design. You’ll be able to apply your disciplinary expertise in the context of Landscape Architecture, and demonstrate the ability to make a significant contribution to a Department that delivers leading Landscape Architectural research, vocational education and professional impact. We are seeking to make two appointments: one with a landscape architectural background, with expertise in design/planning, and the other with an expertise in planning or planting.
Landscape Architecture: we seek to complement our existing staff who teach design/planning aspects of landscape architecture with an appointment of someone with a teaching and research track record in the field of Landscape Architecture. We are happy to accept applicants from a wide range of research and teaching experience in the academic field. In addition practice experience of working as a Landscape Architect or with Landscape Architects would be an advantage.
Planning expertise: we are keen to appoint someone with expertise in landscape planning across different international contexts, green/blue infrastructure, nature based solutions and digital applications for landscape planning. We have been instrumental in introducing foundation techniques for Landscape Character Assessment and Capacity Analysis for the planning of landscapes and we would particularly welcome applicants who can teach landscape planning tools of Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA).
Planting expertise: our staff have been instrumental in the research and impact of design and management of prestigious local, national and international planting schemes. This has contributed to the understanding of urban vegetation on ecosystem integrity and services, including impacts on human well-being. We seek to appoint someone with knowledge of plant selection and horticultural techniques applicable in different landscape contexts and scales. You will see vegetation as a main element of structuring landscapes and have an understanding of how plants can be integrated with other landscape elements and materials to create an integrated approach. We would welcome applicants who also have a good understanding or experience of the maintenance of vegetation. You will have/wish to develop a programme of research around the design, management or functionality of landscape plants.
About The University of Sheffield
The Department of Landscape Architecture at The University of Sheffield is one of the leading centres of research and education in Landscape Architecture internationally. It is the only independent Department of Landscape Architecture in the UK and was rated No.1 for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS). The recent results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework* (REF) has confirmed the Department’s position as a world-class centre for landscape architectural research.
We offer research and taught courses across the breadth of landscape architecture, including planning, design and management. Our website offers more information about all aspects of the department activity: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/landscape
The department’s five year vision is ’to guide the creative stewardship of our planet to protect our own health’ (https://unfccc.int/climate-action/un-global-climate-action-awards/planetary-health). To do this we will continue to address the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and landscape justice and support the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals across the global north and south through specific departmental themes: currently ‘Hopeful Greener Futures’ and ‘Equality Matters’. Our academic staff work locally, nationally and globally to take forward this agenda working, not only by influencing our current students, but also through research, impact and innovation collaborating with alumni, and external partners including communities, policy makers, government departments, non-governmental organisations, charities and businesses.