Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Urbanism

Sydney, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

  • Join a research intensive university with excellent links to industry
  • Work alongside internationally regarded colleagues
  • Full Time Continuing Appointment. Remuneration: $120K-170K base Salary plus generous employer’s contribution to Superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Urbanism to develop a strong research program and to take responsibility for unit of study coordination, lecturing, and tutorial classes in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs.  You will have a demonstrated ability to (i) undertake cutting-edge research and (ii) teach at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Applicants will have an established record of research, demonstrated by peer reviewed research outcomes and research funding, either independently or as part of a team. They will also have the capacity to provide high-level service to, and collaboration with, industry most relevant to their area/s of expertise. They will also have experience in higher education including teaching and learning, have a strong interest for research-led teaching, and the capacity to attract and supervise outstanding postgraduate research students and professional research staff.

Your role in this position will be to:

  • Teach in the urban and regional planning units of the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, as well as the School’s postgraduate programs in Urbanism, Urban and Regional Planning, and Urban Design. Teaching responsibilities will include the coordination and delivery in whole or part of selected core and elective units of study;
  • Supervise high-quality PhD candidates, through to timely completions;
  • Build research collaborations within the School, the university and beyond, publish in high quality international outlets, and apply for research funding to develop your research area.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

It is expected that applicants will have a successful track record and/or a well-defined research agenda in one or more of the following fields:

  • Urban planning
  • Urban economics
  • Spatial data / GIS relevant to urban and regional planning
  • Urban design.

About us

Founded in 1918 as the first faculty of architecture in Australia, the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning (AD&P) is an internationally acknowledged centre for intellectual, scientific and aesthetic research in architecture and the built environment, attracting the highest quality applicants in Australia and from abroad.

Our activities at AD&P range across urban design and planning, architecture, architectural science, and design. We possess the disciplinary range to respond to the great and conflicting challenges of our time – global urbanisation and global sustainability.

We also have arguably Australia’s best built environment laboratory infrastructure, including the only IEQ Lab (Indoor Environmental Quality) in the Southern Hemisphere, and our Illumination labs are currently undergoing a major upgrade to respond to new technologies. We have a major and ongoing investment in advanced digital modelling and fabrication including Australia’s best architectural robotics facilities that are part of the Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab (DMAF). In addition to our scientific and technical capabilities we have a distinguished record in architectural scholarship, activism and intellectual enquiry.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 915/0518C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 25 June 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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