Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Architecture (Construction Technology)
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.
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.
About the role
The school is currently recruiting for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Architecture (Construction Technology). This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong research track record and/or a design practice background, who is focused on how emerging techniques and concerns in construction technology are shaping the future of practice.
The successful candidate will demonstrate how their research and teaching interest are aligned with one or more of the School’s three pillars listed above. Relative to decarbonisation in particular, the incumbent should understand how the relationship of design to construction is changing, and the consequences of these rapid and unpredictable shifts. We are looking for a colleague experienced in the literature and the practice of retrofit and circular economy techniques; of the role of automation in a building’s energy performance; of Life Cycle Analysis and other technologies and aptitudes that will increasingly reposition construction technology according to the changing social role for architecture and related disciplines. Perhaps foremost, we are interested in a strong critical voice – a leader in the field, in research or practice, able to support colleagues and help students as we navigate the complexities of the changing world around us.
Requirements of the role include:
- Responsibility for the development, delivery and co-ordination of high-quality teaching in subjects at undergraduate (B. Des Architecture) and post graduate (Master of Architecture) level, both studio and core disciplinary subjects, independently and 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.
We offer numerous opportunities for collaborative teaching and research, including both across the three divisions of the School of Architecture (Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interiors); the three Schools in the Faculty (Design, Architecture, and the Built Environment); and the University at large.
- Degree or equivalent professional qualification in Architecture;
- PhD (or equivalent) in Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Construction Technology, Sustainable Technology, 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.
Expertise and/or experience in the following areas is also required:
- Expertise in the theory and practice of architectural technology with specific knowledge in construction and its relationship to decarbonisation;
- Expertise in the theory and practice of architectural design, in particular for how design approaches and methods relate to material, structural, and construction technologies;
- Practical and theoretical understanding of the ethics of architectural design in emerging environmental, technological, political, and economic settings;
- Understanding the theory and practice of contemporary technologies, including digital and analogue image-making strategies such as 3-D printing, robotics, CNC, and other advanced technologies;
- Understanding the theory and practice of of circular economies, reuse economies and practices, and retrofit techniques;
- 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.
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
Base Salary Range: $168,263 to $184,454 pa (Level D) - Associate Professor
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.
For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Statement found in the document section below.
How to Apply
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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.
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