Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Sydney, Australia
$114,836 to $160,317 p.a.
08 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty / School / Unit: School of Architecture

Job Summary

UTS School of Architecture offers degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture within a Faculty of Design, Architecture, and Building. The School is known for innovative teaching and research, an engaged student body, and a focus on the future. We also pride ourselves on strong connections to local and regional practice, and a robust presence in the international architecture discussion.

Under a renewed school strategy and a new Head of School, Professor Daniel A. Barber, the School is exploring how the societal role of architecture is changing, and how our three disciplines can best engage contemporary pressures and complications. This strategy revolves around three pillars: (1) decarbonisation and biodiversity loss, (2) designing with Country and Indigenous knowledge, and (3) Urban equity and housing affordability. We are focused on teaching and research that keep this horizon sharply in view; we are also focused on a workplace and pedagogical environment where our processes and practices reflect this ethical framework.

Detailed Description

About the role

The School is currently recruiting for two positions as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architecture. This is an exciting opportunity for two individuals with a strong research track record and/or a design practice background, and who is focused on shaping the future of practice.

We intend with this recruitment to expand and focus our capacity relative to the three streams noted above, and the successful candidate will clearly demonstrate how their research and teaching are aligned with these trajectories. We are open to a range of specialisms and interests in these contexts, across technology, practice, history and theory, and other forms of architectural knowledge. Perhaps foremost, we are interested in a strong critical voice – a leader or potential leader in the field, in teaching, research and/or practice, able to support colleagues and help students as we navigate the complexities of the changing world around us. The incumbent should anticipate teaching design studio as well as specialty subjects in their area of expertise, as well as producing research appropriate to the level of appointment.

Requirements of each role includes:

  • Responsibility for the development, delivery and co-ordination of high-quality teaching in subjects at undergraduate and post graduate level, likely both studio and required lecture courses, often in collaboration with colleagues;
  • Representing the discipline to the wider community by fostering, promoting and developing links with industry, government and professional bodies;
  • Engaging in research and publications at a rate appropriate to the level of employment;
  • Obtaining competitive research grants and participating in team-based research programs.

About you:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Architecture or equivalent fields;
  • Ability to develop and teach high quality curricula at under-graduate and post-graduate level;
  • Demonstrated academic research production;
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and collegiate environment, and to develop links both within the University and with outside stakeholders;
  • Active role in the global discourse on construction and climate justice, and interest in amplifying that discussion in Sydney and globally.

Knowledge in the following areas is also required: 

  • Expertise in the theory and practice of architecture technology with specific knowledge in an area of expertise that relates to decarbonisation, decolonisation, and/or equity;
  • Expertise in the theory and practice of architectural design, in particular for how design approaches and methods relate to the areas mentioned above;
  • Practical and theoretical understanding of the ethics of architectural design in emerging environmental, technological, political, and economic settings; 
  • Understanding the theory and practice of circular economies, reuse economies and practices, retrofit techniques, or related practices preferred; 
  • Understanding of design-led and traditional research methodologies; 
  • Understanding of architectural design theory and practice in an interdisciplinary and collaborative context; and
  • Sensitivity to issues of diversity in the academy and in the communities we serve, in particular relative to gender and equity and the rights of First Nations. 

For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Statement found in the document section below.


Base Salary Range: $114,836 to $135,915 pa (Level B) - Lecturer

Base Salary Range: $139,598 to $160,317  pa (Level C) - Senior Lecturer 

The roles attract 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary. 

The positions are full time and will be made on a continuing basis. 

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, childcare centres and generous parental leave.

How to Apply

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in a separate document. The selection criteria can be found on page 2 of the position statement.

For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria 

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC255812 and your name. 

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

To discuss the role please contact Professor Daniel A. Barber, Head of School Architecture Daniel.barber@uts.edu.au

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au.

Closing Date: Monday 30th October 2023 at 11:59 pm (AEST)

International applications are welcome, and support for relocation will be provided for the successful candidate.

At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women by 2022. The School of Architecture is committed to UTS’s target and supporting the career development of women academics.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.


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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we were among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.