First listed on: 02 December 2022


Ref 6390/22 Research/Senior Research Fellow Resilient Construction and Infrastructure, Urban Transformations Research Centre

About  Western

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.

About the Role

The Urban Transformations Research Centre partners with industry and community to tackle the complex challenges posed by the contemporary urban environment. These include, but are not restricted to, the environment and climate emergency, including achieving net zero; healthy buildings; resilient communities; the circular economy, and the minimisation of waste and the reuse of materials. The Centre also focuses on the health and wellbeing, physical and social determinants that make up sustainable urban environments. As such, our research pursues the holistic transformation of the urban environment that centres on liveability and life support systems, including energy, water, materials, and health systems, offering rigorous evidence-based technical, policy and governance solutions.

The Resilient Construction and Infrastructure program contributes to the delivery of sustainable construction and safe and resilient infrastructures with enhanced protection against extreme weather events and/or natural disasters such as bushfire and hail, and non-natural disasters such as fire, blast, and impact. It draws on the University’s established strengths in the areas of construction sustainability, structural engineering, infrastructure safety, advanced engineering materials including composites, advanced manufacturing, construction management, and assessing the properties considering the impact to culture and society. This program’s research outcomes will contribute to improved and sustainable building materials and construction procedures, with circular economy being a central focus.

This position is critical for the early establishment of action-oriented activities in the Resilient construction and infrastructure research and innovation program. The (Senior) Research Fellow will play a key role in successfully developing action-oriented industry and society informed research within their chosen research and innovation program. There will be three areas of responsibility for the (Senior) Research Fellow; general research duties, specific program research, teaching, and outreach.

For further information please refer to the Position Description.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 5 years based at the Parramatta South campus.

About You

You will have a PhD and significant relevant post PhD experience in your nominated focus area, the ability to conduct collaborative research in multidisciplinary and/or multi-institutional teams and experience in the preparation of competitive research grant applications and a developing research profile that reflects research excellence relative to career stage and opportunity.


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally.

Remuneration Package:
Academic Level B $131,135 to $154,738 p.a. (salary $110,811 to $130,847 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Academic Level C $159,423 to $182,876 p.a. (salary $134,850 to $154,896 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Please contact Professor Greg Morrison, Co-Director, Urban Transformation Research Centre via

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 15 January 2023.

Work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. You must provide evidence of your working rights in Australia at time of application.

Full details on how to apply for these positions can be found at our website. Western Sydney University values workplace diversity.

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