Associate Professor

Randwick, Australia
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
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 Built Environment (UNSW BE) is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of degree programs. UNSW BE focus is on research and education relevant to the planning, design and development of the 21st century city.

About the role

  • $147K-$162K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time

It is expected that the appointee will provide a significant contribution to the discipline and deliver satisfactory performance and leadership. Specific performance expectations will be set individually with the Supervisor.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

The specific duties of the Associate Professor include (but not limited to):

  • Deliver high quality teaching and student experience utilising sound pedagogical methodologies and innovative technologies and from time to time, deliver teaching across disciplines
  • Conduct research of high quality and high international impact including attainment of competitive government and industry research funding and publication of outcomes in high quality research outlets
  • Play a significant role in the leadership of research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team
  • High quality supervision of postgraduate research projects
  • Provide leadership in developing significant productive relationships and engagement with industry and the community, attract significant industry funding and participate in professional activities
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the Faculty and UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour and contribute to mentoring of other staff
  • High level contribution to broad administrative functions in the School and/or University, course coordination, attending departmental and/or faculty meetings, involvement in Open days and recruitment activities and play a major role in planning and/or committee work or other duties as requested by the Director of Landscape Architecture and/or the Head of School
  • Provide a significant contribution to the profession and discipline  through engagement in academic administration and service to the wider academic and professional community,
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility

Selection Criteria

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline area
  • Significant track record in research leadership with outcomes of high quality and high international impact
  • Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated ability to attract competitive external research funding and to lead research teams
  • Clear evidence of the desire and ability to sustain research excellence and deliver research leadership
  • Record of outstanding delivery of high quality of teaching and student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and ability to develop innovative teaching methods
  • Excellent record of recruiting and supervising high calibre post graduate research students
  • Outstanding communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and a strong sense of equity, diversity and inclusion in dealing with diverse colleagues, partners and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

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.

Applications close: 31 October 2017