Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor in Architecture


Manchester Metropolitan University’s history dates back almost 200 years. With a total population of around 40,000 students, we are one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK. The University’s purpose is clear. We are driven to transform lives through the power of education and research. To do this, we harness our creativity and confidence to enrich our students’ lives, raise the impact of our excellent education and research, and project its application to Manchester and the world. Underpinning all of this, we will strive to secure a bright future for our planet, embedding sustainability throughout our education, research, campus, and operations. We have a world class estate and continue to invest in new facilities for our School of Digital Arts, Institute of Sport and Grosvenor East building.

Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester currently placed 5th in the world in the QS 2023 Architecture rankings. It is one of the largest Schools of Architecture in the country with over 150 experts and more than 1300 students from over 85 countries. MSA endeavours to be a contemporary School of Architecture in its truest and widest sense. We strive to be at the forefront of tackling contemporary societal issues such as diversity and equality, social justice, climate change, and the changing nature of the profession and practice. We are very proud of our roots in Manchester with its rich history of industry, revolution, innovation, change, and work ethic as captured by the famous Manchester bee. This passion manifests in our ethos, “from the city, of the city, for the city, and beyond” which acts as a constant prompt of our responsibilities, duty, and role in the city, serving its communities, businesses and a wider global audience.

To further strengthen our teaching and research portfolio the MSA, is now looking for a new Professor of Architecture. The appointed candidate will bring significant experience in teaching design studio and have the ability to lead a new Atelier within the School, based on their research and/or pedagogic interests. They will be able to demonstrate personal excellence in teaching and learning, personal tutoring and student support, with sustained demonstrable impact of your teaching and learning excellence on student outcomes and/or, a strong record of personal research achievement in a relevant area, a proven record of success in securing competitive research funding.

The University is committed to building a fully inclusive and diverse community, including in its senior leadership. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role, including under-represented groups.

Further information, including a detailed role description and person specification, and information on how to apply can be downloaded at quoting reference 6939. For an informal discussion, please contact Christina Mohan at or +44 (0) 20 3928 7360.


Deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 7th January 2024 at 23:59 GMT. Interviews will be held on Thursday 8th February 2024.