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Race and Spatial Justice Recruitment Focus

A new initiative welcoming diverse thinkers, researchers, and teachers from across the world to come and work with us.

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The Bartlett is a global faculty of the built environment. Our work is all about human spaces, understanding and influencing how and why they are structured in locations worldwide.

This includes physical structures like houses, buildings, energy, and cities, as well as invisible governing structures like political and legal systems, financial and economic frameworks, value creation and distribution, and social and cultural norms.

Race is fundamental to our understanding of these structures and the spatial injustices they produce. Launched in 2021, the Race and Spatial Justice Recruitment Focus welcomes diverse thinkers, researchers, and teachers from across the world to come and work with us.

We are hiring scholars whose work focuses on any areas related to race, spatial justice and the built environment. This may lie within critical race studies, Black feminisms, post colonialism, Indigenous studies, coloniality, decoloniality, or other disciplinary traditions.

At The Bartlett, we are committed to fostering scholarship on race and spatial justice, articulating the effects of race on spaces, and taking steps to undo the harm of racism through our educational offering, research activity, and fair representation in our staff and student community.

The Race and Spatial Justice Recruitment Focus is essential to enable us to meet these commitments. Our mission is to create a world-leading hub of scholarship and practice that actively addresses the interrelations of race, space, and the built environment.

We invite you to join us in this mission.

The Bartlett is trialling a scheme which will automatically grant an interview for BME candidates who meet the essential criteria for these posts. Please see individual vacancies for further details. 


Current job vacancies

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Past vacancies

Professor of Sustainable Resources and Industrial Strategies, and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

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Set within UCL’s Faculty of The Built Environment, The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), this position leads research on Resource Use and the Industrial Strategy. With a background in the socio-economic dimensions of industrial ecology and multi-criteria assessments, this post brings new perspectives to areas such as health, sustainable consumption, green chemistry, or new economic thinking. This position also undertakes ground-breaking research on racial, spatial and environmental equity associated with access to resources and resource distribution.

Lecturer in Business and Sustainable Development

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The position is set within UCL’s Faculty of The Built Environment, The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR)The post works with, and catalyses relationships amongst existing staff at the ISR, BSEER and across the university, and examines how business is responding, and should respond, to the environmental, social and economic challenges facing human societies and businesses as they strive to achieve sustainable development. This role has an unrivalled opportunity to undertake ground-breaking research and education on racial, spatial, and environmental equity associated with fairness, due diligence along supply chains, access to resources, and resource distribution.

Lecturer in Biodiversity and Climate Change for Bio-integrated Design

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This post sits in Bio-Integrated Design, a cross-disciplinary research and postgraduate teaching platform based at the Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA) and run conjointly with the Department of Biochemical Engineering. It seeks to address the impact of our current climate crisis and reduction of biodiversity by creating new sustainable solutions for our built environment. The post aims to explore new practices that promote equitable access to resources while developing material innovation; promote environmental justice; and the fostering of inclusive approaches to ecosystem thinking within the design and construction industry.

Lecturer in Economics and Finance of Real Estate

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The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management Lecturer in Economics and Finance Real Estate contributes to the development of a new MSc in Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis, and teaches real estate economics and finance across the curriculum. This post focuses on race and spatial justice in real estate research and teaching, and provides an opportunity to innovate in pedagogy and curriculum content while developing research which speaks directly to the issues of race, justice, and equity.

Lecturer – Environmental and Spatial Equity

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The post sits in the MA in Architecture and Historic Urban Environments (MAHUE) programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA). The post-holder will actively pursue a pioneering research agenda in and at the intersection of racial, spatial and environmental justice that supports both the Faculty’s Commitment to Change and the programme’s ambitious sustainable agenda. Through a strong programme of research-led teaching, the role will support staff and students in identifying and articulating the effects of racial, spatial and environmental inequity in historic urban environments globally and through a multidisciplinary approach. This will incorporate the development of design strategies to confront, tackle and reverse the harm caused by these and other types of historic injustices.