Chair of Architecture

Sydney, Australia
03 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located in the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region.

The School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment is a creative and vibrant school which provides high quality, innovative programs of cross-disciplinary research and teaching.  The School consists of integrated discipline areas in architecture, construction management, engineering, advanced manufacturing, industrial design and urban transformation research themes that intersect with other high performing areas of the University such as mathematics, culture and society, business, social sciences, health and the environment.

The School is now seeking a strong academic leader as its Chair of Architecture to provide strategic leadership and management in overseeing the delivery of contemporary teaching and world-class research which fosters collaboration within the School and across the University. 

The Chair will be an established researcher of international renown who will lead on the engagement with community, government, industry and professional bodies and with local and international partners. Experience in leading curriculum accreditation with relevant professional bodies will be essential, with time spent in industry and professional practice experience desirable.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to join a School which encourages creative digital disruption and technological entrepreneurship whilst leading the growth of Architecture as a discipline within the University. Western Sydney provides an ideal context for significant impact and transformation of built and human infrastructure.

For further information and a confidential discussion, please contact Natalie Walker who is advising the University on this appointment. 

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Applications will close on 9th March 2021

Western Sydney University 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.

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your full-time Working Rights in Australia at time of application.