Associate Professor in Construction

Melbourne, Australia
$169,094 - $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super
07 May 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Salary: Level D - $169,094 - $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is the leading educational and research institution in the Asia-Pacific region addressing the design and realisation of environments. It actively seeks to extend the linkages between education, research, and practice in the built environment, and maintains excellent and extensive relationships with members of the built environment professions, government, professional associations and the wider community.

The Faculty has over 200 staff and 3000 students, one third of whom are international. It is responsible for the undergraduate Bachelor of Design degree, and offers majors in architecture, landscape architecture, property, construction, and urban planning.

The Faculty’s graduate school, the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), teaches accredited masters courses across the professional disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban Design and Urban Planning.

About the Role

The University of Melbourne is seeking an outstanding Academic with research leadership in Construction, to join an internationally recognised group of academics within the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

As a senior member of the Faculty, you will help foster relationships across the university and with industry. You will also engage globally, as well as within Australia on academic and industry pursuits. You will ensure that research, teaching and engagement activities are flourishing, and act as a mentor for staff. You will actively collaborate in research within the Faculty and wider University and be expected to engage with industry and government. This position reports to the Chair of Construction and includes regular interaction with the Dean and/or Director, Bachelor of Design and Director, Melbourne School of Design.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enhance and develop teaching programs and methods to provide rational and cohesive courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the highest international level.
  • Coordinate and teach subjects and courses as required by the Dean, in line with Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning work load models and End of Subject Survey expectations
  • Guide the development of Masters course work, together with contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Build and sustain strong research activities, with a focus on interdisciplinary activities where appropriate
  • Obtain significant research funding from sources outside the University
  • Publish in top-tiered refereed journals, books or monographs, reports and refereed conference proceedings
  • Supervise postgraduate students undertaking research projects or degrees
  • Engage with disciplinary, public, and professional communities as part of teaching and research activities.

About You

You will demonstrate excellence in academic leadership and management including an ability to build strong, sustainable teams.

You will also have:

  • A research doctorate or equivalent in construction, civil engineering, architectural engineering, or equivalent;
  • A demonstrated relevant world-class track record of high-quality research and scholarship, as evidenced by research publications in high-quality journals, conferences and technical reports as well as other performance indicators
  • A track record of leadership, including the organisation of workshops and conferences, development of enabling resources, and involvement in outreach activities
  • A track record in attracting research funding from competitive grant agencies and other sources including industry
  • Ability to develop strong links with the business sector, industry and government;
  • Capacity to provide high-quality research leadership, including leadership of interdisciplinary teams, and effective management of research and other staff;
  • Capacity to teach effectively across a range of subjects, including the capacity to develop and deliver seminars and lectures, and contribute to other teaching activities;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships that inspire students and staff and other members of the Faculty, University and wider community

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 5th June 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: Download File 0059449_Associate Professor in Construction_PD.pdf

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