Professor/Associate Professor in Architecture

Hawthorn, Australia
$139,132 - $178,698
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Newly created Architecture course to develop future-ready learners
  • Level D $139,132 - $153,093 (pro rata) + 17% super, Level E $178,698 (pro rata) +17% super
  • Full-time opportunity, Hawthorn location

About Architecture at Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology welcomes applications to join the burgeoning Architecture course at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (Level D or E) full-time (1.0 FTE), the rank being commensurate with experience. In encouraging diversity amongst its academic staff, and with reference to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the Associate Professor/Professor position will privilege a female candidate.

Having commenced its undergraduate course in 2018, the Architecture course is preparing to launch its postgraduate courses in 2019, including the Master of Architecture, the Master of Urban Design and the joint Master of Architecture and Urban Design.

Located within the School of Design within the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Architecture at Swinburne sees architecture as strongly related to other design professions. The School of Design has long been the home to innovative and internationally recognised courses in Communication Design, Media Design, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design. Architecture joins these, alongside Urban Design, and Architectural Engineering, which spans the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

While this is a general call for applications, Swinburne Architecture is particularly interested in those whose teaching and research expertise lies in one of the following areas:

  • Contemporary theory and design
  • Theory and application of BIM
  • Health and Design

About the role

You will be an acknowledged leader with a strong reputation who will help lead and provide direction as a part of the Design team to help the School achieve its objectives as a leading institution for design education and research. Your daily responsibilities will be appropriate activities to maintain and develop your scholarly, research and professional expertise in order to contribute to the education of the next generation of architectural design practitioners and leaders, and to the advancement of knowledge in a rapidly evolving social, cultural and technological field. You should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment and be capable of making significant internal and external links with other academic disciplines, professional organisations, industry and government. You will have a demonstrable track record in gaining competitive research income, producing high quality research outcomes and conducting research in multi-disciplinary teams.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop, and manage curriculum and courses in Architecture.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and outstanding graduate outcomes in Architecture.
  • A strong track record of research in Architecture or other related areas, as evidenced by publications and non-traditional research outcomes.
  • A track record in attracting external research income through competitive grants and/or industry collaboration.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position descriptions Level D and Level E


  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn. 
  • Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. There's news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer. 

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the 9th consecutive year and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

As a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, Swinburne is taking positive steps to effect change and we are committed to advancing gender equality in academia and in particular in STEMM disciplines. 20% of senior academics in STEMM disciplines in Australia universities are women. To attract and retain the best scientists and technologists and ensure research excellence and impact, it is important that we commit to providing diverse, secure, exciting and rewarding career paths to our best researchers who will be our future STEMM academic leaders. 

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified female candidates for these positions (includes all people who identify as female).

To find out more about how we actively support gender equity, please visit:

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jane Burry (Dean, School of Design) via 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on 

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 16th November 2018