Associate Lecturer in Architecture

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$71,000 - $95,000
01 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW BE is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of multidisciplinary degree programs. UNSW BE focus is on research and education relevant to the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city and the elements. The Faculty’s strategic direction is one based on a commitment to deliver high impact research and graduates equipped with the knowledge and practical skills required to realise sustainable urban environments of enduring cultural value.

About the role

  • $71K - $95K per year plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing position
  • Full-time

We are seeking an Associate Lecturer for the BE Design Futures Laboratory who will be responsible for teaching and research into the BE Design Futures Lab to facilitate Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Computational Design and Industrial Design programs, in a workshop environment. This position is responsible for encouraging exploration, innovation and research into leading design and fabrication theories across the Design Futures Lab and multi-disciplinary collaboration in its activities across UNSW and the wider community.

While there are core teaching and research duties for the positions, the focus of each positon will vary according to the area of expertise across areas of Fabrication, Digital Fabrication, Robotics, Sensor and Hybrid Technologies.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Bachelor degree in a design discipline (Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Computational Design) is desirable or Bachelor degree and /or evidence of innovative practice in industry
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at a University level
  • A broad understanding of traditional and modern workshop techniques and technologies with extensive demonstrated practical experience and expertise in one or more than one of the following areas:
  • Digital, robotic and sensor technologies: Digital fabrication technologies (laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing, water-jet cutting, etc.), sensor and smart technologies, electronics and soldering, Design, modelling and/or fabrication software (Adobe creative suite, Rhino, AutoCad, Solid Works, MasterCam, RhinoCam, Visual Mill, etc.), Robotic programming and software, Robotic end-effector design and/or prototyping, Digital / electronic equipment maintenance and upkeep, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Artificial Intelligence.
  • Workshop and analogue techniques: Extensive experience operating high-risk machinery for woodwork and/or metalwork, structural / construction / building experience, timber joinery and knowledge of timber properties, mechanical engineering/ motor maintenance, casting and/or materiality (metal foundry, resin / plaster / concrete), architectural model-making, industrial design prototyping and hybrid model making
  • Experience in conducting research and/or leading and organising a significant project independently

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

 Contact: Marjo Niemelä, Director – Design Futures Laboratory


T: (61 2) 9385 4364

Applications close: 6 January 2017

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