First listed on: 29 May 2019

Associate Professor or Professor of Architecture

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning 
Reference no. 733/0419C

About the opportunity 

From the appointment of Leslie Wilkinson as Australia’s first Chair in Architecture in 1918, the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning has been an internationally acknowledged centre for intellectual, scientific and aesthetic enquiry in architecture and the built environment, which attracts the highest quality student applicants in Australia. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the school was ranked first in Australia, and 15th in the world for Architecture/Built Environment.

The school is focused on the built environment and uses the methods of architecture, design, planning, science, art, engineering, IT, and social sciences to analyse, understand and design innovative environments. We have one of Australia’s best university laboratory infrastructures for research and design in the built environment, including our Lighting Lab, Spatial Audio and Acoustics Lab, and the Indoor Environmental Quality Lab. We have a major and ongoing investment in the Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab, including architectural robotics.  Our range of disciplines enables us to respond to the great and conflicting global challenges of our time – urbanisation and sustainability.

The school is seeking applicants with an outstanding record of research and scholarship in architectural technologies, architectural science, and/or construction innovation, and other areas of interest to the school including but not limited to architectural engineering, and building sciences.

The position involves research and research-led teaching across the suite of postgraduate and undergraduate programs offered by the school in architecture and architectural science.

Your role in this position will be to:

  • build research collaborations within the school, the university and internationally, publish in high quality international outlets, and apply for research funding to develop your research area
  • attract high-quality PhD candidates
  • teach in the School’s postgraduate programs in architecture and architectural science, and units of study relevant to your expertise taught in the School’s Bachelor of Architecture and Environments. Teaching responsibilities will include the coordination and delivery in whole or part of selected core and elective units of study.

About us 

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.

Term and remuneration

The appointment is continuing and may be filled either full-time or part-time, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Base salary of $153K- $197K p.a. plus superannuation.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 733/0419C.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST), Sunday 23 June 2019

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


© The University of Sydney


Recent Jobs