Thank you for your interest in Nottingham Trent University’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE) and our exciting new Centre of Excellence in Low Carbon Construction and Retrofit.
The School is based at the University’s City Campus in the heart of Nottingham, we’re home to over 4,000 students and a large and diverse team of academic, technical, and professional staff, organised into five academic departments.
Our new Centre has been formed following a successful University investment bid secured as a result of the School’s deep research experience in the retrofitting of social housing and how this work exemplifies Trent’s new strategic plan. The Centre will explore the applied research question of how the built environment sector transitions to a low carbon future alongside addressing the retrofit skills gap via the creation of new courses and external consultancy. The successful candidate will excel in contributing to the mission of this Centre of Excellence in terms of providing strategic leadership alongside excellent and rigorous research in both informing and being informed by contemporary practice.
ADBE is looking for an individual with a background in Construction Management, retrofit or a related discipline. An outstanding leader and team player with a positive attitude and vision to help build a unique forward-looking Centre encompassing research, skills, and consultancy and working in partnership with Vision West Notts College to position ADBE as the leading regional provider of low carbon skills and retrofit education.
If you would like to contribute your expertise, creativity and energy to this wonderful institution and exciting new centre, we would be delighted to hear from you.
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The School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment (ADBE) is looking for an outstanding leader and researcher to lead our new Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Construction and Retrofit. The Centre will explore the applied research question of how the built environment sector transitions to a low carbon future alongside addressing the retrofit skills gap via the creation of new courses and external consultancy. The successful candidate will excel in contributing to the mission of this Centre of Excellence in terms of providing strategic leadership alongside excellent and rigorous research in both informing and being informed by contemporary practice.
ADBE is looking for an individual with a background in Construction Management, retrofit or a related discipline. An outstanding leader and team player with a positive attitude and vision to help build a unique forward-looking Centre encompassing research, skills, and consultancy and working in partnership with Vision West Notts College (VWNC) to position ADBE as the leading regional provider of low carbon skills and retrofit education.
Accountabilities and Duties:
Academic leadership and management:
Teaching, learning and assessment:
Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
The appointed person will be highly self-motivated with international standing in their field and a clear commitment to working across research, teaching and consultancy to help the new Centre reach its goals.
They will have:
A demonstrable track record in a research areas in the field of construction management, architecture and the built environment:
Desirable knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications:
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A competitive salary will be agreed with the successful candidate.
Grade: Professor Band 1/2/3
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to the University. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 13th June 2022
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates/ using the reference AQ1463.
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