Lecturer, Architectural History and Theory

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Sep 2023

26 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Religious sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

24 Sep 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning seeks to appoint an outstanding academic with a passion for the field of Architectural History & Theory.

  • This is a continuing (tenure track) teaching and research position in a globally-recognised, comprehensive built environment school
  • It is an opportunity for a talented academic to join a motivated, engaged and collegiate cohort of Faculty staff
  • University benefits include: salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an academic who is inspired by Architectural History & Theory and whose research and teaching enriches the Faculty’s longstanding commitment to the understanding the history of the built environment. Your expertise will complement the Faculty’s existing geographical and historical areas of knowledge, characterised by strong understanding of the relevant professional disciplines. You will engage with transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to architectural history and theory, helping to move beyond colonial and Eurocentric systems of knowledge.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Initiating and developing high quality subjects and related materials within curriculum framework of undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Actively initiating and participating in research projects, especially those that attract external research funding, and producing high quality research publications and other outputs.
  • Building and fostering partnerships with industry, government, collaborators at other universities, and other stakeholders that contribute to the engagement of teaching and research with the wider community.
  • Actively participating in leadership and service opportunities in the Faculty and beyond.

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for people who demonstrate strong disciplinary knowledge, excellent communication and engagement skills, the ability to work collaboratively and engage positively with colleagues and stakeholders, and are highly motivated to educate the next generations of built environment professionals.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent folio of research (which may include innovative and published design practice) and industry experience in an appropriate field, preferably architecture.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and skills appropriate for undergraduate and graduate content delivery.
  • Research excellence commensurate with opportunity as demonstrated by a record of quality refereed research outputs and / or industry consulting or collaborations, with demonstrated capacity to lead research in an area which complements strengths already present in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation  page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Dimitra Thanis via email at Faculties-TA@unimelb.edu.au , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 24 September 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: ABP Brochure.pdf

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Melbourne, Australia

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