Associate Professor of Architecture

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering and Built Environment

Architecture and Built Environment

About UON

UON is a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia.  We have achieved outstanding results in the Australian Research Council ERA research excellence ratings, being the only university to achieve the highest possible rating of '5' in Civil Engineering across all three ERA assessments (2010, 2012 and 2015), and one of only two to achieve a 5 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering across all three ERA assessments, and a 5 in Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy.  Our position as one of the most highly ranked engineering faculties in Australia is recognised through our associate membership of the Group of Eight.

About the Role

The Associate Professor provides leadership and academic excellence in the field of Urban Design/ Urbanism with an excellent track record of ERA research outputs. They have an excellent research and teaching portfolio in the thematic area of Design of Resilient Communities. Their teaching and research outputs including externally funded projects, Impact and Engagement are aligned with the SABE objective of Planning, Designing and Building Resilient Communities.

The Associate Professor will also undertake research, teaching, unit-co-ordination, academic administration, academic leadership and HDR student supervision in collaboration with colleagues and under the direction of the Head of School and the Discipline Leader Architecture. The School has adopted as part of its Decadal Vision an alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – SDG 11 aims to “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,resilient and sustainable.” The Associate Professor provides collaborative leadership to ensure that this broad goal is incorporated in the research and teaching and learning within the School courses and programs.

About You

You will be an  internationally renowned research leader with distinguished scholarly achievements and will be actively engaged in architectural practice. Your research and teaching track record should align with the School’s objective of planning, designing and constructing resilient communities.


  • The incumbent should possess a research doctorate or equivalent higher degree in Urban Design/Urbanism, combined with demonstrated experience in architecture industry or equivalent, and have professional membership in the AIA or equivalent professional organisation.
  • Outstanding record of research in Urban Design or Urbanism focusing on the Design of Resilient Communities and demonstrated record of research or other external funding and of building research collaborations with multiple stakeholders.
  •  Demonstrated outstanding ability and willingness to develop, co-ordinate and teach history / theory, construction or communications and design studio courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Architecture and in other disciplines and demonstrated ability to attract and supervise research students. Evidence of successful, high-quality teaching is essential.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to the internationalisation of architectural education and experience in teaching a student cohort of diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
  •  A willingness to teach large interdisciplinary cohorts with an in depth accounting for disciplinary synergies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver high quality design studios and practice based or live project research studios. Proven ability to deliver distinctive and innovative design studio teaching practice, curriculum and projects.

The full list of essential criteria can be found on the website. Click apply now

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found by following the instructions below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Academic Level D - from $140,644 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dr Kathryn Buller at RLC Search on +61406320281

Closing Date: Sunday 27th May 2018