UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


We're hiring: Lecturer in heritage building retrofit and environmental performance analysis

20 December 2023

We’re seeking a Lecturer in heritage building retrofit and environmental performance analysis to join our team.

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Key information

  • Ref number: B04-04561
  • Professional expertise: Academic
  • Department: UCL BEAMS (B04)
  • Location: London
  • Working pattern: Full time
  • Salary: £51,474–£60,521
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working type: Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)
  • Available for secondment: No
  • Closing date: 21 January 2024

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About us

The Institute for Sustainable Heritage delivers sustainable solutions to real-world cultural heritage problems through ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary research and innovative teaching for future heritage leaders. From studying latest conversation policy to applying data science, analysing materials to using future studies, we train future heritage leaders in the skills needed to sustain cultural heritage for generations to come.

About the role

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Building Retrofit and Environmental Performance Analysis for Sustainable Heritage. The successful candidate will play a key role in a new dual degree programme in Sustainable Built Environments, Energy and Resources. Find out more about the programme - access this external webpage: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environment-energy-resources/study/sustainable-built-environment-energy-and-resources-bsc-and-meng. The successful candidate will strengthen ISH’s research capacity in data analysis and development of retrofit/renewables solutions to improve the sustainability of the built heritage. The holder of this post will convene and teach on two modules: Sustainable Building Challenges: Heritage, Retrofit and Re-use. The module introduces the methods, practice and consequences of retrofit utilised to decrease energy demand and improve environmental performance of our buildings. Decision-Making Data Analytics. This module focuses on the analytical tools that underpin decision-making in building optimisation. Students will implement practical optimisation methods with Python and Matlab. In addition the postholder will be expected to develop a research agenda related to heritage building retrofit and environmental performance analysis. This includes successful fundraising for research, producing research outputs at the level required for inclusion in the Research Excellence Framework, and supervising research students. See the Job Description for a complete list of duties. A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact BSEER recruitment - email: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk. This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa.

About you

We expect the postholders to have a PhD in an area relevant to heritage building retrofit, environmental performance analysis or extensive experience commensurate with a PhD. The postholder should have publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals and a demonstrated track record of research on sustainable heritage. An ability to manage teaching activities and to engage successfully with students is also essential.

Further information

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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