School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

We offer a range of undergraduate programmes including Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying and Urban Planning. This portfolio renders us one of the most integrated built environment schools in the UK. This is reflected in our research portfolio where we have an enviable array of externally funded projects and around 200 research associates and doctoral students.

The content of our programmes is directly aligned to industry needs and we have a high level of sponsorship in our portfolio of programmes. We are committed to excellence and provide an environment where our academics and postgraduate researchers can excel, develop knowledge and an understanding to build the societies of the future. Our purpose-built open plan laboratory is one of the largest in the UK offering state-of-the-art facilities and a collaborative environment in which to study and work.

We’re looking for candidates at Senior Lecturer and Lecturer level to join the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, particularly in the following areas:

Engineering Surveying

We are recruiting for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering Surveying. The successful candidate will undertake teaching, research and enterprise in the general area of land surveying/engineering surveying. Teaching will be primarily to undergraduate students in Civil Engineering and associated subjects, with possibilities to contribute to post graduate courses. This is an exciting opportunity to advance teaching that embraces new technologies and methods in spatial measurement increasingly used to generate dense spatial data sets, and to apply these to monitor infrastructure and the wider environment. Many opportunities exist for research collaboration with School colleagues in construction, infrastructure and natural environment measurement and monitoring.

Water Engineering

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering

We are seeking a high calibre researcher whose work complements our existing strengths in water engineering and development, which are currently oriented a wide range of topics around hydrodynamics, water hazards and risk resilience, water quality and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrable research excellence in hydrology and hydro-informatics and integrate modern data analytic and remote-sensing technologies (e.g. GIS, big data, machine learning, data assimilation, etc.) with modelling products to support global water engineering and development research. Research with an application to developing countries would be advantageous.

Construction and Operations Management

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Construction Operations Management

Applicants should have research and teaching experience relating to relevant aspects of the digitisation, management and/or economics of activity in the construction industry. This could relate to industry-level analysis, firm-level operations or on-site production activity, encompassing design, procurement, data interrogation and through-life management as well as on-site activities.

We welcome applications from those working in construction productivity, automation and process optimisation, or in the broader digital transformation of construction and/or commercial management; key research themes within the School. A track record of working with industrial collaborators is advantageous.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Applicants will have a growing research profile (lecturer) or an established track record (senior lecturer) in EITHER architectural history/theory OR in digital design and fabrication. The candidate will be able to devise, lead and deliver modules in either of these fields as well as contributing across the broader curriculum and design studio teaching when required. Candidates will be well-informed of RIBA accreditation rubric and procedures, as well as of broader changes in the architectural education sector in the UK.

Urban Planning

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning

Candidates should be able to contribute to the development of research and teaching activities in the area of urban planning. We particularly encourage candidates with a strong research focus on the following priority areas: urban planning theory, planning law, policy and governance, placemaking and sustainable communities, public space policy and management. However, applicants with an outstanding track record on any other specialism in the area of urban planning will be considered. Professional membership of the RTPI is essential.

For informal enquiries in relation to the research areas or the school, please contact Jayshree Lakha at  All other enquiries, especially about the application process, or online submission should be directed to

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About the School

Our record of graduate employment is second to none and we have consistently been ranked in the top three in one or more subjects in the National Student Survey for the last 5 years. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), undertaken in 2014, Loughborough University was ranked 14 out of 128 universities based on research intensity. The School was ranked 2 (out of 45) for research intensity in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Unit of Assessment. The REF2014 results also showed:

  • Quality - Over 75% of the School’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • Impact - 95% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent for its influence on society, the economy and policy
  • Environment – Ranked first in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

Collaborations are encouraged and, nationally, research links have been formed with groups in the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cranfield, Cambridge, Leeds, Lancaster, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford and Surrey. These links typically take the form of joint research projects with the short-term exchange of academic and research staff.

The international standing of our research is exemplified by our growing portfolio of collaborations with other leading Universities and research institutes worldwide. Examples of collaborating partners include the Universities of TU Delft, UNSW Sydney, University of California at Berkeley, MIT, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Iowa State, RMIT, and PennState. We are equally proud of our collaborations with industry where organisations such as Foster & Partners, A & G Architects, AECOM, Atkins Buro Happold, Cambridge Architectural Research Limited, J&P Building Systems Limited, Mallinson Architects & Engineers, SAGE Electrochromics Inc, SE Controls Ltd, Solidspace and Structherm are our partners.

Recent appointments

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Christopher Keylock

Professor of Fluid Mechanics

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Qiuhua Liang

Professor of Water Engineering