Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Audio and Acoustics

Sydney, Australia
Jul 02, 2019
End of advertisement period
Aug 21, 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Audio and Acoustics
  • Join a research intensive university with excellent links to industry
  • Full Time Continuing Appointment, Academic Level A or B: Base Salary $73,420 p.a. - $123,682 p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to Superannuation

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Audio and Acoustics. We expect the appointee to develop a strong research program in acoustics as it relates to the built environment, and to take responsibility for unit of study coordination, lecturing, and tutorial classes in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs. You will have a demonstrated ability to (i) undertake cutting-edge research and (ii) teach at undergraduate and/or post-graduate levels.

Applicants will have an emerging record of research, demonstrated by peer reviewed research outcomes and research funding, either independently or as part of a team, as appropriate for the level of appointment sought. They will also have the capacity to provide high-level service to, and collaboration with, industry most relevant to their area/s of expertise. They will already have gained experience in higher education including teaching and learning, have a strong interest for research-led teaching, and the capacity to attract and supervise outstanding postgraduate research students and professional research staff.

Your role in this position will be to:

  • Teach in the Audio and Acoustics units of the Master of Architectural Science, as well as the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments. Teaching responsibilities will include the coordination and delivery in whole or part of selected core and elective units of study;
  • Supervise high-quality PhD candidates;
  • Build research collaborations within the School, the university and beyond, publish in high quality international outlets, and apply for research funding to develop your research area.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

It is expected that applicants will have a promising track record and/or a well-defined research agenda in two or more of the following fields:

  • Architectural acoustics as applied to indoor and/or outdoor spaces
  • Spatial audio
  • Environmental acoustics
  • Psychological acoustics
  • Audio (digital) systems in architecture and/or interaction design

About us

From the appointment of Leslie Wilkinson as Australia’s first Chair in Architecture in 1918, the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning has been an internationally acknowledged centre for intellectual, scientific and aesthetic enquiry in architecture and the built environment, attracting the highest quality applicants in Australia. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the School was ranked first in Australia, and 15th in the world for Architecture/Built Environment.

Acoustics has long been an area of teaching and research in the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Acoustics is one of the four streams of the Master of Architectural Science. Audio and acoustics teaching features in other degrees of the School, including the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, and the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts.

Acoustics research is supported by exemplary facilities. The School has an acoustics laboratory, which houses an anechoic room, reverberant room, 196-loudspeaker hemispherical array, and substantial equipment for laboratory and field measurements in architectural and audio acoustics. It also has an audio teaching studio suitable for sound recording, production, and rendering using various spatial audio techniques. Other facilities, including the School’s Indoor Environmental Quality Lab (IEQ Lab) and Digital Modelling and Fabrication Lab (DMAF), have supported research in audio and acoustics.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1313/0719C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 21 August (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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