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Practice: University of Cape Town
Contact Person: Dr. Julian Raxworthy
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Email Address: julian.raxworthy@uct.ac.za
Location: Cape Town
Expiry Date: 30 Jun 2018

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I am excited to announce that the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town is calling for applicants for a new position in urban design. Applications close on the 22nd June 2018

School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town
(5-year contract post)

The School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at UCT enjoys a strong reputation in terms of teaching and research. Recently introduced as part of the varied offerings of the School, the new, one year, Master of Urban Design programme is characterised by a multi-disciplinary approach, a focus on the African city and the use of the digital technology. In this context, it shares subjects across cognate postgraduate programs, such as City and Regional Planning and in Landscape architecture, and is currently jointly convened with the Master of Landscape Architecture programme. The MUD programme aims to combine the use of cutting edge digital tools to develop and test scenarios with a strong social agenda, tied to the landscape.

In order to grow and nurture the Master of Urban Design programme, the School is advertising one full time academic position at Senior Lecturer level. The appointment will include studio-based teaching in the MUD, Master of Landscape Architecture and Honours of City Planning programmes, supervision, research, administration and social responsiveness. This is a 5-year contract position, with the anticipated starting date at the earliest convenience. Today, at a time of exciting change within the School and the University, this position is seeking a candidate with demonstrable experience in urban design, who brings a broader social agenda to the discipline, positioned in the context of South Africa, with an interest in inter-disciplinarity.

Minimum Requirements:
– a Master’s degree in Urban Design, City Design and/or Urbanism
– Professional experience in urban design practice
– A demonstrable record of recognized creative works, research or scholarship
– Previous teaching experience

– An additional qualification, or experience, in landscape architecture
– Professional registration
– PhD degree

After a period of contestation, urban design is returning internationally as a discipline to deal with cities but needs to be redefined in a South African context. The ideal applicant for this position will be excited to work collaboratively on developing a programme that is both locally and internationally competitive, keen on making a contribution to African cities, and build upon the potential synergies the School and the African Centre for Cities offer.

Visit the website http://www.staff.uct.ac.za/staff/vacancies/general to download the PDF with application information or please contact Dr. Julian Raxworthy at julian.raxworthy@uct.ac.za for specific enquiries
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