Lecturer in Landscape Architecture - BIFCA (Fixed Term - 24 Months)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Jul 2022


Birmingham, City Centre Campus


£38,639 to £41,998 per annum

Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)

Interview Date: 

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Joining the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design as a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, you will be responsible for teaching delivery at the Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Art (BIFCA) based in Wuhan, China. The Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Art (BIFCA) is a collaboration between Wuhan Textile University and Birmingham City University, combining the expertise of both institutions to provide creative courses at state-of-the-art facilities in Wuhan, China. BIFCA offers a unique cross-cultural experience and provides an excellent environment for innovative teaching: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/bifca/our-partnership

BIFCA’s teaching commitment is expanding and we are seeking a lecturer to join our Landscape Architecture area to contribute to its continuing development. The position offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a popular part of China on a 2-year fixed term contract. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Contributing to the teaching, learning and coordination of BIFCA's Landscape Architecture programme across different levels of the undergraduate course
  • Ensuring an excellent student experience through relevant and inspiring learning, teaching, and assessment methods
  • Providing support and mentoring to individual students via our personal tutor system. 
  • Preparing students who choose the 2+2 route for a successful transition for studying in the UK.

Other duties may include course and module administration, study trips and liaison with the UK course team and link tutor.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Qualifications in Landscape Architecture and/or Urban Design to Degree level and preferably to Masters level (essential)
  • A track record of teaching in Higher Education (essential); industry experience is also welcomed
  • Excellent design and communication skills (essential)
  • Strong management and organisational skills (essential) 
  • An ability to contribute to another area of the curriculum such as history and theory, construction, skills building, or professional studies (essential)
  • Experience of teaching in an international context and the ability to operate successfully in different cultures (desirable)
  • Climate literacy and knowledge of sustainable design (desirable).

BIFCA is a collaborative effort between Birmingham City University and Wuhan Textile University, combining the expertise of both institutions to provide a number of creative arts courses at the fantastic campus in Wuhan, China. BIFCA offers three programmes of study: Digital Media Technology, Landscape Architecture and Visual Communication. BIFCA also provides English Language programmes to support students.

As part of your application, please ensure you attach your CV. Candidates are advised to remove personal details from these documents, including your name.

For a confidential and informal conversation about the post please contact Head of School, Dr Matthew Jones: Matthew.Jones3@bcu.ac.uk .

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