Research Assistant, School of Technology Environments and Design

Hobart, Australia
24 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Discipline of Architecture & Design seeks to appoint a Research Assistant in Architecture & Design.  The appointment may be at either Level A or Level B depending on the experience of the candidate. While the position is advertised as a 1.0FTE appointment, a fractional appointment (0.4 or greater) will be considered.  The appointment will be for five years (and may be renewable based on performance).

Architecture & Design is one of three disciplines in the School of Technology, Environments & Design, in the College of Sciences & Engineering.  The School has articulated a clear purpose to be a design, technology and science enterprise of global reach and Tasmanian relevance, underpinned by design and technological innovation, and integrating social and physical sciences.  It is a vibrant centre for world-class research, learning and teaching on the interactions between humans and the natural, built and digital environments.

Applications are welcome from across the broad range of fields of enquiry encapsulated by the Discipline of Architecture & Design, including:

  • Technology and Technics: Materials innovation, especially timber-rich and new bio-tech materials.  Environmental performance of buildings, spaces and materials allied to global imperatives for environmental and social sustainability.  Integration of virtual and augmented reality / computer-aided design and conceptualisation / Computer Numerically Controlled fabrication / etc, engaging with the breadth of design thinking in building design and prefabrication and broader computer-aided manufacturing in the built environment.
  • Enabling Places: Contemporary modes of design practice, including collaborative and participatory models that engage and enable communities.  Interfaces between performing and media arts, architecture and design. 
  • Practice and Pedagogy: Architecture and design history and theory. Envisioning resilient futures in the design of sustainable, healthy and inclusive environments in regional communities. Situated research engaging with cultural and heritage contexts, from natural landscapes to built environments.

To be considered for this position you must hold a PHD and you need to complete responses to the Essential Criteria and Desirable Criteria as listed in the Position Description attached below.

  • Appointment to this role at Academic Level A comprises base salary within the range of $82,155 - $87,905 plus 17% superannuation.
  • Appointment to this role at Academic Level B comprises base salary within the range of $92,326 - $108,862 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Kirsten Orr, Professor and Head of School, School of Technology, Environments and Design: / +61 403 617 760.

Applications must as a minimum include a résumé, a cover letter and responses to the position criteria which are identified in the position description. Applications for this position should be made via the University of Tasmania website at

Applications close Monday, 21 May 2018.