Monash Architecture Innovation Fellowship

Location
Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$92,074 - $109,339
Posted
28 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2017
Ref
560142
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, is at the forefront of Australian higher education, a member of the elite Group of Eight universities and a fixture in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

In Melbourne, art design and architecture are leading influences on the city's internationally recognised cultural dynamism, exhibited through significant collecting and exhibiting institutions and innovative cultural production. In this environment, Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) is an open and connected community of strategic and creative thinkers, practitioners and students who advocate the essential role of creative practice in quality of life. MADA dissolves the boundaries between disciplines to create new space to envisage the possibilities of a people-centred future. We encourage our students to propose and develop models for future communities that are culturally enriched and environmentally sustainable.

Architecture at MADA is an internationally networked, creative community of practitioners, educators and researchers engaged with the shifting landscapes of the discipline, and the changing role of the architect as designer, persuasive collaborator and visionary mediator. In its first nine years, the department has achieved an enviable reputation for the high quality of its professional degree program and a clear path of design-based research.  As a young program, Architecture at MADA has been progressively reformulating architectural education to address the challenges of a rapidly changing world and seeks innovative practitioners and academics from around the world to collaborate in creating platforms for thoughtfully shaping the world of tomorrow. Our interest in innovation is not a pursuit of uniqueness, novelty or avant-garde status, but sees innovation as a foundation for advocating for alternatives and for cultivating imagination to provide visions, strategies, techniques and approaches to address our evolving built environments.

In 2017, we are particularly interested in innovative projects that advance digital design and fabrication with awareness of their implications for architectural production and occupation.

The one-year fellowship involves pursuing a clearly articulated research project in combination with research-led teaching. Fellows will be expected to run a design studio each semester and at least one architecture studies elective unit.

Candidates must have at least a Master of Architecture degree or equivalent.

The fellowship is available to begin in July 2017 and includes:

  • salary within the range of $92,074 - $109,339 plus 9.5% employer superannuation
  • $10,000 research allowance
  • return airfares to Melbourne
  • two weeks transit accommodation and assistance finding ongoing accommodation.

Candidates are expected to be in residence in Melbourne during the fellowship. If you are not already eligible to work in Australia, you will need to obtain and maintain a valid visa from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) allowing you to work at Monash University in Australia 

For reference see the architecture project page and the call for studio proposals

Applications are due by 2 April 2017 and should be compiled into a single PDF (maximum 15MB) including:   

  1. Proposed project agenda including teaching and research components and anticipated outcome(s) (1000 words)
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Samples of professional, scholarly, or creative work
  4. 1-2 samples of relevant syllabi
  5. Contact information for three references

Short-listed applicants will be invited to a skype/phone interview

Please address queries to Acting Head of Architecture, Ari Seligmann, via ari.seligmann@monash.edu