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Built Environment - Peet Research Chair

Bruce, Australia
$206,444 + 17% Super
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Lead the way as the appointed chair, armed with accessible funding, and the opportunity to nurture initiatives from inception.
  • Academic Level E, Salary $206,444 + 17% Super
  • Full Time, Continuing Opportunity

About Us:

Join us here at University of Canberra where we walk together to foster an inclusive and empowered community. Together, we endeavour to empower, connect, and exchange knowledge with our diverse people, cultures, and environments.

We stand firm and dedicated to upholding fundamental values such as inclusivity, honouring Indigenous cultures (Nurragunnawali), driving positive change, nurturing curiosity, and promoting collaborative efforts. We are committed to leading the national education sector in championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility via Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032.

About the opportunity:

As the Professor in the Built Environment, you'll have the exciting journey of defining this position from the ground up. This presents a remarkable opportunity for you to infuse your distinct thoughts, innovations, and skills into the fabric of this role. Beginning your tenure at UC as the Peet Chair for a period of five years, you will subsequently transition into a continuing role as director of the new research hub in the Built Environment.

This role isn't just about research; it's about being a visible face, connecting with industry partners and internal stakeholders alike. With the flexibility to set meaningful objectives, this opportunity provides a platform for guest lecturing, active involvement in community and industry events, and leadership of the discipline beyond the walls of the university. Additionally, it involves a crucial role in securing external research funding while also mentoring academic staff.

To be eligible for consideration, you must hold a Doctoral level qualification in the Built Environment or a related area. Furthermore, you should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of internationally recognised research publications, successful supervision of higher degree research students, and a history of securing substantial grant funding. Additionally, a demonstrated history of successful strategic engagement with industry is essential.

Offerings/ Benefits/ Culture:

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Family-friendly policies
  • On campus Gym, Medical services, Cafes, Post office, Supermarket and Childcare facilities.
  • Professional Development offerings (study assistance, corporate programs and discounts)
  • Innovative work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program and a corporate private Health Plan (Bupa)

We warmly welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, persons with disabilities, and those representing culturally diverse backgrounds to join us in creating a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

What we need from you: To be considered for this position, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your previous leadership experience in the Built Environment and its related disciplines. Please include why you believe this role aligns with your skills and aspirations. No additional documents are necessary.

SUBMIT your CV through the “Apply Now” tab.  We kindly ask that you take this opportunity to align your CV with the Download File Position Description, ensuring that your skills and experience are clearly articulated in connection with the specific requirements of the role.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights at the time of submission.

WWVP: The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

For job specific information: please contact Professor Julian Knowles, Executive Dean, Arts and Design on +61 2 62012485 or email

Dr Jen Webb, Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Arts and Design on +61 2 6201 2321 or email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 17th June 2024


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