Assistant/Associate Professor in Architecture

Gold Coast, Australia
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly qualified academic to join the Abedian School of Architecture at an exciting time of growth and development. The School aims to be recognised both nationally and internationally as a Centre of Excellence for Architectural teaching, learning and research.

As a member of academic staff within the Abedian School of Architecture, this position will be responsible for contributing to teaching, research and service in the School and University at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, with particular emphasis on the design and making of architecture.

The role requires a tectonic understanding of architectural design, both with regards to traditional craft approaches to making architecture, and in relation to the implementation of emergent technological innovation and digital fabrication. This understanding will be complemented by the ability to develop intelligent and sustainable design, advanced fabrication, well considered use of materials and detailing. This position also requires an emphasis upon architecture that is determined according to social, cultural and environmental conditions, particularly in relation to a coastal sub-tropical climate context.

The appointment is initially for a full time fixed term of 5 years, which may be renewable.

About the person:

The successful applicant will ideally be an internationally experienced practitioner, academic and teacher, who can demonstrate a record of experience making architecture in practice, research and teaching at all levels of education, particularly within studio based teaching. They will possess an accredited professional or terminal degree in Architecture and have at least four years’ teaching experience in an accredited architecture program. They will have an architecturally relevant PhD or in the process of completing a PhD Extensive professional experience at a significant level of recognition will be highly valued.

Since education at the Abedian School of Architecture is practice based within a dynamic studio environment, and the quality of the student’s educational experience is paramount; the successful applicant will have a clear passion for design and for student learning, and shall use the opportunity of this position to further develop a vibrant culture of design, discourse and exploration through pedagogical and research focused initiatives at Bond.

Lastly, it is also expected that the incumbent will be a collaborative member of the teaching and research team, support colleagues in their research and play an instrumental role in the development of a leading research culture at PhD level.

Salary details:

Bond University offers a vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities in a picturesque location, as well as a range of tangible benefits including (but not limited to): competitive remuneration, bus services to the door, available car parking, use of library, Career Development Services, corporate discount programs and a bulk-billing medical centre on-site.

A competitive salary will be offered, dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary packaging options may be available.

Further information:

For initial enquiries please contact Professor Adrian Carter, Abedian School of Architecture, Faculty of Society & Design, phone +617 5595 2139 or email

Application and submission details:

For further details regarding this appointment please reference the position descriptions and selection criteria.

Generic Position Descriptions:

Associate Professor A
Associate Professor B
Assistant Professor A
Assistant Professor B

Selection Criteria

Assistant/Associate Professor Architecture

Applications should include the following supporting documents:

  • A cover letter including the position title and the position reference number #FSD1786;
  • A curriculum vitae which includes the names and contact details of three referees; and
  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Peta Dawson/Kayleigh Corlett

Applicants should have current work rights at the time of application. This status will be verified as part of the recruitment process.

Short listed applicants without work rights will need to demonstrate they can meet the requirements for obtaining a valid Australian work visa.

Conditions of employment for this position are offered under a Bond Employment Contract (BEC)

Bond University is an equal opportunity employer.