Associate Lecturer in Architecture, School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Parramatta, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 May 2023

5 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

18 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
  • Academic Level A
  • Ongoing position
  • Full-Time appointment
  • Parramatta South Campus

About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located in the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing, economically significant region. The University has 12 campuses, more than 200,000 alumni, almost 50,000 students and approximately 3,500 staff.

Our Schools teach an array of programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry and society and the University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, with over 85 per cent of its assessed research rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. In 2022, the University was placed 1st worldwide and in Australia for its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Our Strategic Plan stipulates that, starting in Western Sydney, our students will succeed, our research will have impact and our communities will thrive through our commitment to excellence, sustainability, equity, transformation and connectedness.

The mission is driven by four strong values:

  • Boldness
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Excellence
  • Opportunity to be part of a sector leading program

    Western Sydney University has established a sector-leading program to strengthen career pathways for casual academic staff by creating the equivalent of 150 full time positions by 1 March 2025. The WSU decasualisation program will play a significant role in reducing the level of insecure work in the Australian higher education sector.

    With this in mind, the University is looking to recruit candidates it can invest in and develop over the long term, including training over the confirmation period to support candidates to retain stable, ongoing employment. On that basis, the University is looking for candidates who have full time working rights until at least 1 March 2025, in place at the time of application.

    Successful candidates will undertake teaching, while also having the opportunity to develop a research portfolio and contribute to the University through governance activities at the School and/or University level. 


    Successful candidates will be subject to a two-year confirmation period and must provide evidence at the time of application that they:

    • have been engaged as a casual academic for at least 2 teaching sessions within the previous 2 years at an Australian Higher Education institution; and 
    • hold or have submitted all requirements for a PhDor other relevant Level 10 AQF qualification; and
    • not have previously held an ongoing position with an Australian Higher Education provider in the previous 3 years; and
    • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or have full time working rights until at least 1 March 2025, in place at the time of application.

    School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

    The School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment is located in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Cluster, together with the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences, the School of Science, the MARCS Institute and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. The School operates from three of the eleven WSU campuses: Penrith campus, Parramatta South campus and Parramatta City campus.

    The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including research programs that combine advanced academic knowledge with real-life training to suit a range of career needs and interests in the following disciplines: Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering and Industrial Design.

    The School conducts world leading research in a number of its disciplinary areas and has several research concentrations including the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and the Centre for Smart Modern Construction.

    The Role

    A substantial part of the role involves teaching, including the development, design and delivery of innovative and engaging teaching materials. You will also be allocated time to develop your research portfolio and have the opportunity to be mentored in your research by Senior academic staff within the University. In addition, you will be expected to participate in administrative and governance related activities.

    To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate excellence in teaching and a high level of energy and commitment to further developing a research profile that is fresh and relevant to the particular discipline. 

    Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $103,304 to $124,808 per annum (comprising Salary of $87,293 to $105,464 per annum, plus Superannuation and Leave Loading).

    Position Enquiries: Please contact the Recruitment Team viar .

    Closing Date: 11:30 pm, 18 May 2023.

    Please note:

    • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
    • You MUST use the attached CV/Resume template with your application.
    • Interviews are likely to be scheduled between Monday 29 May 2023 – Friday 2 June 2023.

    How to Apply

    Please use the following link to submit your application  OR Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application.

    In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application. Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

    Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at .

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