Associate Professor/Professor in Architectural History and Theory

University of New South Wales Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture


Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor /Professor Architectural History and Theory

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Professor, Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor /Professor Architectural History and Theory

Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture - Built Environment 

  • 3 year - Convertible Tenure Track 
  • Full Time - 35 hrs/per week 
  • $134, 162 to $205,283 + 17% Super and Leave Loading 
  • Based at Kensington Campus- Sydney, Australia 

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of UNSW’s newest faculty, Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA). Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth. We listen, challenge, create and share diverse knowledge about people, place and culture to enable lives with purpose.

We are six Schools, six research centres, home to three prestigious ARC Laureates, the stunning Esme Timbery theatre and Creative Practice Lab, UNSW Galleries, iCinema, the Design Futures Lab, and multiple other maker spaces, Institutes, Labs and Studios across our Kensington and Paddington campuses.

As a new faculty, it is our priority to develop an Indigenous Strategy to affect long-term change in the educational outcomes of Indigenous students and the intellectual and cultural integrity of Indigenous teaching and research across the faculty.

A Level C/D/E academic is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the school and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

The level on appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


Specific accountabilities for this role include.

  • Bring superior expertise in architectural history and theory to the delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • Lead, motivate and drive research impetus through collaborating with the current cohort of academics to deliver high quality research outputs
  • Have an established research focus in the fields of architectural history and theory, with a publication  or non-traditional research output and relative grant record
  • Lead and contribute to excellence and innovation in the design and delivery of teaching and learning in  architectural history and theory
  • Contribute to internal and external activities relating to the administration and development of the discipline.
  • Verify continuing compliance with the requirements of the Higher Education standards framework, and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia National Standards of Competency.
  • Contribute to and lead research projects and achieve a high-level of quality research productivity and to attract and supervise research students
  • Support and contribute to activities that forge and/or sustain relationships with external organisations such as local design practices, the Group of Eight and the PLUS Alliance, Universitas21, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
  • Encourage equity and diversity in all aspects of university life

Senior Lecturer Level C

  • Support collaboration within the current cohort of academics to deliver superior research in architectural history and theory
  • Deliver high quality teaching and enrich students’ experiences using sound pedagogical methods and innovative technologies
  • Provide high quality supervision of honours and postgraduate research projects
  • Contribute to research of a high quality that has significant international impact
  • Obtain competitive government and industry research funding and to publish the outcomes in high quality research outlets
  • Actively engage with the design professions and the public to develop significant productive relationships that attract industry funding
  • Participate in professional activities
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the Faculty and UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour
  • Participate in the broad administrative functions of the School and/or University by coordinating subjects, attending departmental and/or faculty meetings, being involved in Open days and recruitment activities and playing a major role in planning and/or committee work or other responsibilities, as directed by the Head of School

Associate Professor Level D

In addition to the above responsibilities, an appointee at this level will be expected to:

  • Lead collaboration within the current cohort of academics to deliver world leading research in the fields of architectural history and theory
  • Deliver a significant research impetus to the Faculty by obtaining funding for and executing innovative programs of architectural history and theory research that lead to the garnering of further funding support.
  • Mentor academics and/or High Degree Students in the development of successful research careers.
  • Contribute to the advancement of architectural history and theory through an effective engagement with relevant national and international bodies or groups
  • Maintain established productive links with external professional and research bodies, agencies and institution.

Professor Level E

In addition to the above responsibilities, an appointee at this level will be expected to:

  • Lead research across the Faculty and University by initiating and delivering major research projects in areas of architectural history and theory with clear impact.
  • Lead university wide or cross-university educational projects or programs.
  • Provide leadership for relevant national and international bodies or groups
  • Understanding modelling and enacting equity and diversity principles.

Please ensure you address all the Skills & Experiences required, as listed in the Position Description, on a separate document.

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Applications close:  Monday 24th May 2021 10.00pm (AEST) 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the skills & experience to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 24 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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