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The Forbes Chair was established in 1948, named after a bequest by Daniel Mackintosh Forbes, an East India Merchant, and was one of the first joint ventures between the original Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh. It was founded in order to teach architecture at the University in co-operation with the Art College. This prestigious chair has most recently been held by Professor Isi Metztein (1984 -1991) and Professor Robert Tavernor (1992-95). With the recent formal merger of Edinburgh College of Art and the University, this is a highly appropriate time to appoint to this Chair.
The post holder will have a well-established track record, an international reputation in architecture, and a commensurate record of recent publications. Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership in teaching and research at the highest level through personal scholarship, and/or practice-led research. The successful applicant will contribute to developing contemporary architectural education. A record of securing research grants, successful supervision of research students and research assistants/postdoctoral researchers is also highly desirable.
In addition to making a major contribution to architectural teaching and research, the successful applicant will contribute to the wider delivery of ESALA's strategic plans, and also play an active and collegial role within the Edinburgh College of Art, the wider University and the external environment, both national and international.
This post offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to make a contribution to the future development of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Closing Date: 17 June 2013