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Academic Roles at the AA

The AA School welcomes expressions of interest for teaching. Every year the AA looks to appoint new teachers to contribute to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. The AA receives applications throughout the year prior to summer planning for the upcoming academic year starting in September. Please see our Prospectus, available online, to review the range of Unit studios and other courses comprising the curricula of the School.

If you are interested in teaching at the AA, please send a cover letter, teaching proposal (2-3 pages) and CV only to teaching@aaschool.ac.uk

The Director and Head of Teaching review proposals throughout the academic year and you will be contacted should any opportunity for further discussion arise.

List of currently available jobs:


Summer School Unit Leader

Salary: £3,600 per unit
Department: Visiting School
Reports to: Summer School Coordinator
Hours: Full-time. 35 hours per week, Monday 10am – 6pm
Contract Type: Fixed Term: 29th June 2020 – 17th July 2020

The Role overview

The AA summer school welcomes applications for teaching fellows interested in leading summer school units. Ideal applicants have basic teaching experience and are ready to immerse themselves in an intense and creative environment for the month of June and July. Group applications are welcome (one to three applicants). This year the AA summer school focuses on issues of climate, ethics and design agency. As architects we always speak on behalf of the other, but we also need to constantly ask ourselves, who has the right to speak, and on behalf of whom? How are we affecting the environment with my actions? How can I care more about others?

A summer version of the AA’s unit system brings together design studios, field trips, seminars, lectures, and parties that take over the AA offering participants a selection of varying design approaches, agendas and techniques, and represents a uniquely intensive and intimate environment that aims to expand formal and intellectual resources.

Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply:

Please email to recruitment@aaschool.ac.uk by the closing date of Sunday 22nd March 2020 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • AA Application Form
  • Cover letter / email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than two-pages.
  • Full CV
  • Small portfolio of work (up to 10 pages)
  • Proposed unit brief (up to 4 pages)

Invitations to interview in person or via skype will be issued by email after the closing date.


Everyone who feels they fulfil the requirements are welcome to apply. Applicants may be subject to visa restrictions, however we will asses this on a case by case basis.


Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.