Lecturer in Architecture

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
25 May 2018
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22 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

School of Architecture and Built Environment

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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 Lecturer is responsible for the delivery of teaching and research innovation in the Architecture discipline and engage with School priorities for impact and engagement with industry, within the broad theme of Planning, Designing and Building Resilient Communities and demonstrates excellence in teaching in one of the sub themes: Revitalising Post-industrial cities; Adaptive re-use of Buildings; Co- Design and Socially Engaged Design; Smart Cities and Buildings; Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication; and Reflective Practice. They contribute to the SABE thematic Research area of Design Practice Based Research. The Lecturer curates effective studio environments where the interactive learning model engages with real world problems.

The Lecturer will conduct lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, studio courses, and on-line learning delivery. They will be responsible for maintaining and advancing their scholarly design practice research, traditional research and professional capabilities relevant to the discipline and course areas taught. The Lecturer also contributes to the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan.

They will deliver significant contributions in Learning and Teaching in Student Feedback on teaching, Graduate Overall Satisfaction Index and the Graduate Good Teaching Scale.

About You

The position requires initiative and creative approaches to the development and delivery of courses that are aligned to the School theme of Design Based Practice Research and are interdisciplinary, technologically current and industry relevant.

Sound judgement is required in establishing industry and external networks and relationships.

You will take an active or leadership role in grant applications and provide evidence of emerging national and international recognition in one’s field of expertise.


  • A PhD in Architecture, combined with demonstrated experience in architecture industry or equivalent, and professional membership of the AIA or equivalent professional organisation.
  • Potential to generate funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government
  • Demonstrated excellence in design studio teaching within one of the following themes: Revitalising Post-industrial cities; Adaptive re-use of Buildings; Co- Design and Socially engaged design: Smart Cities and Buildings; or Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication. Proven ability to deliver distinctive and innovative design studio teaching practice, curriculum and projects.
  • Alignment of design practice research focus with School theme of Design Practice Based Research. As well as recent engagement with Architectural practice and the profession with distinctive and innovative design practice projects (either through built projects or speculative projects)
  • Expertise in teaching large courses (over 150) of cross disciplinary students, with both distance and on-campus cohorts
  • Expertise, enthusiasm and high level ability to deliver courses outside of studio including architectural communications, construction technology, professional practice and/or history/theory courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and teach programs at tertiary level, including the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials
  • Evidence of research output including design projects (built or speculative) and ERA eligible outputs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders and industry partners.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

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 B - from $95,351 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

We encourage women and people of diverse cultural backgrounds to apply.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sherry Hearn at sherry.hearn@newcastle.edu.au

Closing Date: Monday July 2nd, 2018 23:59:00pm