Manchester Metropolitan University's history dates back almost 200 years. With a total population of around 40,000 students, we are one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK. The University's purpose is clear. We are driven to transform lives through the power of education and research. To do this, we harness our creativity and confidence to enrich our students' lives, raise the impact of our excellent education and research, and project its application to Manchester and the world. Underpinning all of this, we will strive to secure a bright future for our planet, embedding sustainability throughout our education, research, campus, and operations. We have a world class estate and continue to invest in new facilities for our School of Digital Arts, Institute of Sport and Grosvenor East building.

Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester currently placed 5th in the world in the QS 2023 Architecture rankings. It is one of the largest Schools of Architecture in the country with over 150 experts and more than 1300 students from over 85 countries. MSA endeavours to be a contemporary School of Architecture in its truest and widest sense. We strive to be at the forefront of tackling contemporary societal issues such as diversity and equality, social justice, climate change, and the changing nature of the profession and practice. We are very proud of our roots in Manchester with its rich history of industry, revolution, innovation, change, and work ethic as captured by the famous Manchester bee. This passion manifests in our ethos, “from the city, of the city, for the city, and beyond” which acts as a constant prompt of our responsibilities, duty, and role in the city, serving its communities, businesses and a wider global audience.

To further strengthen our teaching and research portfolio the MSA, is now looking for a new Professor of Architecture. The appointed candidate will bring significant experience in teaching design studio and have the ability to lead a new Atelier within the School, based on their research and/or pedagogic interests. They will be able to demonstrate personal excellence in teaching and learning, personal tutoring and student support, with sustained demonstrable impact of your teaching and learning excellence on student outcomes and/or, a strong record of personal research achievement in a relevant area, a proven record of success in securing competitive research funding.

How to Apply

**This appointment is being managed exclusively by our retained executive search advisors, Perrett Laver. Please do not apply for this role via the Manchester Metropolitan University website**

Further information, including a detailed role description and person specification, and information on how to apply can be found here - https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/3934/professor_in_architecture/

For an informal discussion, please contact Christina Mohan at Christina.Mohan@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)203 928 7360.

Deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 7 January 2024. Interviews will be held on Thursday 8 February 2024.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.




  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts & Humanities
  • Closing Date:
    7 January 2024
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:


35 days leave + Christmas closure + Bank holidays
Travel loan
Private medical care (BUPA)
Wellbeing platform
Life insurance
Access to Campus Facilities
Enhanced parental leave
20.4% Employer contribution to pensions

Meet the recruiter

Carlos Favario