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Associate Professorship in Architectural History, Race and Spacial Justice

The Bartlett School of Architecture

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 25th Aug 2021
  • Salary: £58,404 - £63,483 per annum
  • REF: 1878359
  • Closes: 08th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Bartlett School of Architecture is a world-leading place to study, teach and research architecture. The School is a key part of UCL, a top world-ranking university, where architecture has been taught for over 175 years. With over 300 permanent staff, across two state-of-the-art London sites, the school enjoys a rich reputation for cultivating innovative ideas in architecture and is currently ranked global No. 2 by the QS World Ranking by Subject for architecture and the built environment and the top architecture school by the Architects Journal AJ100 for the 17th consecutive year.

This is an open-ended position available for an immediate start, in preparation for the 2021-22 academic year. The post is in the Survey of London, a research unit that works on comprehensive architectural and topographical surveys of London, area by area. Founded as a public history project in 1894, it has been part of The Bartlett School of Architecture since 2013.


The post-holder will actively pursue a pioneering research agenda as a senior and leading role in all stages of the production of the Survey of London series, through research, writing and editing, including project and staff management. The role requires working in partnership with two other senior historians for the overall management and direction of the Survey of London, as well as editor and project manager for individual volumes, ensuring successful and timely completion in keeping within agreed frameworks.

The post involves identifying sources of research/grant funding, internally and externally including for major multi-year projects leading to the role of Principal Investigator. The post-holder will be responsible for maintaining and developing the exemplary standards of scholarship for which the Survey of London is widely respected.


The principal teaching role will be to support the module coordinator of the Year 2 MSci History and Theory programme in Term 1, including organizing and delivering lectures, seminars, site visits, and essay supervision and assessment. They postholder will also be expected to assist and support Survey of London colleagues in the delivery of the Surveying and Recording of Cities module on the MA in Architecture and Historic Urban Environments programme in Term 1 and be available for supervision of a small number of relevant Final Projects in Term 3.

Key Requirements

The post-holder must have a strong record of scholarship and research, with substantial experience of primary documentary research into Londons buildings, development and architecture.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate analytical, critical and writing skills of a high standard and hold a record of writing for publication, including for a general public readership. Familiarity with London’s main archive sources for topographical and architectural history, and a disposition favourable to spending significant quantities of time engaged in archive-based work, are also essential requirements for the role.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bartlett.arch.hr@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

8 Sep 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


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Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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