Senior Lecturer of Architecture

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
25 May 2018
End of advertisement period
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 Senior Lecturer will make a significant contribution to teaching, professional service and ERA research outputs in the field of Architecture. They will have a significant research and teaching portfolio in the thematic domain of Co-Design and Socially Engaged Design, or Smart Cities and Smart Building Design, or Revitalising Post-Industrial Cities and the Adaptive Re-Use of Buildings. Their teaching and research outputs align with the School’s broad theme of Planning, Designing and Constructing Resilient Communities.

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 Senior Lecturer will work collaboratively to ensure that this broad goal is incorporated in the research and teaching and learning within the School courses and programs. The Senior Lecturer will have demonstrated capability achieving project funding, impact and engagement with industry and stakeholders in the area of Co-Design and Socially Engaged Design, or Smart Cities and Smart Building Design, or Revitalising Post-Industrial Cities and the Adaptive Re-Use of Buildings. The Senior Lecturer will combine substantial academic expertise and practitioner experience and will be recognised for their research contribution and for practice experience and expertise, in a range of industry/stakeholder contexts.

The Senior Lecturer will plan and deliver teaching in architectural design studios at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will have experience in problem based learning and its delivery through curated studio learning focused on real world problems. The Senior Lecturer will also contribute to the outcomes aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan. They will deliver significant contributions in Learning and Teaching, in Student Feedback on teaching, the Graduate Overall Satisfaction Index and the Graduate Good Teaching Scale.

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.


  • A PhD in Architecture, combined with demonstrated experience in architecture industry or equivalent, and have a professional membership of AIA or equivalent professional organisation.
  • Proven excellent track record of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Architecture in the area of Co-Design and Socially Engaged Design, or Smart Cities and Smart Building Design, or Revitalising Post-Industrial Cities and the Adaptive Re- Use of Buildings.
  • Demonstrated excellence in design teaching with a distinctive and innovative design studio teaching practice, curriculum and projects.
  • A willingness to teach large interdisciplinary cohorts with an in depth accounting for disciplinary synergies.
  • Expertise, willingness, and ability to teach courses in architectural communications, history/theory, construction, and /or professional practice.
  • Excellent track record in research student supervision and completion.
  • Demonstrated track record of ERA research outputs in the area of specialisation as well as ability to deliver practice and problem based teaching and research.
  • Demonstrated capability to build a track record of externally funded research projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the internationalisation of architectural education and experience in tertiary level teaching of a student cohort of diverse cultural and language backgrounds
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to participate in a team environment, engage with industry stakeholders, interdisciplinary collaboration, coaching/mentoring of colleagues and demonstrating initiative and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • 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 C - from $116,805 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 Dr Kathryn Buller on +61 406 320 281 or email her at

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

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