Director of Discipline, Construction Management and Property

Sydney, Australia
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Academic Leadership role in One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Location-Kensington Campus, Sydney Australia 

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

We shape future cities. Cities that are resilient, informed, healthy and smart – that are connected, green, liveable and inclusive.

Our vision is to be a global leader through high impact research and education that transforms built environments and improves the lives of the people who live and work in these communities. We have an intentionally broad focus to foster cross-cutting collaboration: from future focused products, design, and development, through to the policy and planning needed to support and promote innovation. We are tackling pressing environmental and societal challenges such as urban heat and urban heat, and the spatial inequality so present in many of our cities globally.

We are focused on high performing built environments that are sustainable and resilient, anticipating future ecological needs – always based on a design ethos that promotes, and responds to, the needs of the individual, communities and the broader cultural landscape. To do this we are building an agile platform for education, research and exchange that can respond to the changing needs of the profession. We also engender a culture and capacity to anticipate the unknown; by developing skilled and enquiring graduates, with conscience, who can positively engage, adapt and shape future cities – but always in a way that puts the planet, its people, first.

About the role

  • $127, 633- $199,246 plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Continuing-Full Time 
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


For this appointment we seek an academic who aspires to play a leading role in shaping the future of the Construction Management & Property discipline in alignment with both Faculty & UNSW 2025 Strategy. This person will lead the administration of learning and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, sustain their own research or education focussed activity, and guide the discipline in its teaching and research activities and foster interdisciplinary engagement with the faculty’s areas of expertise


The Director of Discipline will:

  • Support and contribute to excellence and innovation in design and delivery of teaching and learning
  • Ensure that programs are designed in accordance with the Program Design Procedure and the principles of the Integrated Curriculum Framework (ICF).
  • Specify program rules and design courses that meet General Education requirements
  • Oversee staffing, teaching budgets, student progression, contribute to internal and external activities relating to administration and development of the discipline.
  • Verify continuing compliance with the standards in the Higher Education standards framework, including programs designed in collaboration with another party or designed to be delivered by an approved UNSW Third party provider.
  • Guide academic staff to strengthen the interdisciplinary alliances and activity within the faculty and broader UNSW in the form of joint degrees
  • Prepare, monitor & advise HoS on the operating budget of the Discipline.
  • Contribute to and lead research projects and achieve a high-level of quality research productivity; to attract and supervise research students
  • Support and contribute to activities that forge and/or sustaining relationships external organisations and stakeholders, such as local design practices, and the Group of Eight and the PLUS Alliance, Universitas21, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
  • Encourage equity and diversity
  • Lead by example in WHS


Senior Lecturer Level C

  • Lead, motivate, drive collaboration within current cohort of academics to deliver superior research and teaching.
  • Deliver high quality teaching and student experience utilising sound pedagogical methodologies and innovative technologies and from time to time, deliver teaching across the program discipline
  • High quality supervision of honours and postgraduate research projects
  • Contribute to research of high quality and high international impact including attainment of competitive government and industry research funding, publication of outcomes in high quality research outlets and contributing to research projects
  • Actively engage with industry and the community to develop significant productive relationships, attract industry funding and participate in professional activities
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the Faculty and UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour and contribute to mentoring of other staff
  • Involvement in broad administrative functions of the School and/or University, coordination of subjects, attends departmental and/or faculty meetings, involvement in Open days and recruitment activities and play a major role in planning and/or committee work or other responsibilities, as directed by Head of School
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility

 Associate Professor Level D (In addition to the above) 

  • Deliver a significant research impetus to the Faculty and School through the funding and execution of innovative programs of research that led to garnering funding support.
  • Mentor academics and/or HDR students in their development of successful research careers.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the broad discipline and profession through effective engagement with relevant national and international bodies or groups; and
  • Maintain established productive links with external professional and research bodies, agencies or institutions.

 Professor Level E (In addition to the above)

  • Engage, lead and foster a culture of excellence in research and deliver outstanding research of international significance including attainment of significant competitive government and industry research funding and publication of outcomes in high quality research outlets.
  • Provide research leadership and promote the Faculty’s research both nationally and internationally.
  • Strengthen the Faculty’s ability to raise funding for further research.
  • Provide excellent leadership of research projects and leadership of research teams

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Steve Lalic, Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: (61 2) 9385 3426

Applications close: 12th May 2019  11 pm (AEST)

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