Scholarship Opportunity, School of Architecture

Brisbane, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Architecture

As a national leader in architectural education and research we are always seeking an engaged and innovative person to join our team. As a progressive school of architecture we aim to prepare graduates for a dynamic professional environment where continual learning and innovative practice is essential. The School actively engages with a cross-section of industry partners, diverse communities and a range of professions so that our teaching and research is rich with impact beyond the University. We work to enrich the local architecture profession and advance the discipline of architecture internationally.

With strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the school is focused on ensuring our students and researchers have the skills to confront the urgent intellectual and practical questions facing the design of our cities and environments.

For more information about the School, please visit:  

The role

Candidates are now invited to submit an expression of interest to undertake a PhD study on the role of architecture and urban infrastructure in the making of contemporary Asia Pacific cities, characterised by both rapid industrial growth and significant urban transformation. The selected candidate will consider the production of architecture and urban space in the Asia Pacific region in relation to local political and economic agendas and city-branding strategies. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Silvia Micheli. The school will provide the APA scholarship (see details below).

The person

The project would suit applicants with degrees in architecture or in other relevant disciplines. The PhD candidate will demostrate to be able to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in a relevant disciplinary area.

Mandatory requirements for applicants:

  1. Excellent academic performance to Masters level, evidenced by a high Grade Point Average (GPA); and
  2. International applicants must meet the University of Queensland's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed at

Desirable requirements: 1 or more publications, design experience and/or background in Asia Pacific architectural context.

For further requirements of the UQ Graduate School, see UQ research degrees.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


A School of Architecture Scholarship, equivalent in value to an APA (Australian Postgraduate Award) Scholarship (covering living expenses), is available for the above project. The Scholarship has a stipend of AUD$27,082 per annum (2018 rate, indexed annually) for three years. Students from Australian and New Zealand are not required to pay tuition fees. International students will be expected to apply for UQ scholarships for international students for tuition support (for more information, please visit: Prospective international students will be provided with assistance to apply for tuition scholarship.The successful candidate is required to take up residence in Brisbane. Application round closes on  March 15th 2018. Online applications are now open. 


To discuss the role please contact Dr Silvia Micheli (


To apply for this role please contact Katie Gollschewski, School Manager (

Please send a current academic CV and a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the suitability for the scholarship to Dr Silvia Micheli (

Applications Close

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:55PM, E. Australia Standard Time