Associate Professor – Landscape Architecture – UNSW Sydney

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

We shape future cities. Cities that are resilient, informed, healthy and smart – that are connected, green, liveable and inclusive.

Our vision is to be a global leader through high impact research and education that transforms built environments and improves the lives of the people who live and work in these communities. We have an intentionally broad focus to foster cross-cutting collaboration: from future focused products, design, and development, through to the policy and planning needed to support and promote innovation. We are tackling pressing environmental and societal challenges such as urban heat and urban heat, and the spatial inequality so present in many of our cities globally.

We are focused on high performing built environments that are sustainable and resilient, anticipating future ecological needs – always based on a design ethos that promotes, and responds to, the needs of the individual, communities and the broader cultural landscape. To do this we are building an agile platform for education, research and exchange that can respond to the changing needs of the profession. We also engender a culture and capacity to anticipate the unknown; by developing skilled and enquiring graduates, with conscience, who can positively engage, adapt and shape future cities – but always in a way that puts the planet, its people, first.

About the role

  • $149,736K-$164,475K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time

Landscape architecture is the design profession which shapes the public domain of urban environment, particularly in relation to the contemporary challenges of urbanisation, migration, sustainability and climate change.

The role of Associate Professor is to build the Faculty’s capacity by undertaking high quality research, developing the curriculum and teaching portfolio, and making a significant contribution to leadership. The role has responsibility for conducting research with the objective of ensuring that UNSW Built Environment is recognised by grant funders, employers and students as the leading Australian school in this area.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Provide research and academic leadership within the Faculty and School;
  • Engage in internationally-competitive research that is consistent with the broad research aims of the Faculty and School, that aligns with the strategic research directions of UNSW Built Environment;
  • Maintain and develop a distinguished research record through leadership of a research team, and through the funding and execution of a high-quality research program, publication of research findings in high-impact journals, and successful completion of higher degree research students;
  • Provide consultation and feedback to students, regarding assessments including marking assignments, mid-session and final examinations;
  • Contribute to undergraduate teaching within the Faculty and School, including participation in the development, delivery, assessment and administration of courses and programs.
  • Achieve and maintain a high standard of supervision of research students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Contribute to the effective administrative functioning of the School and Faculty, through engagement in relevant School, Faculty and University committees or groups; and develop new course material and flexible approaches to teaching and learning for the Discipline;
  • Participate in seminars, meetings and committees in the School, Faculty and University;
  • Mentor academics and/or HDR students in their development of successful research careers;
  • Contribute to the advancement of the broad discipline and profession through effective engagement with relevant national and international bodies or groups; and maintain established productive links with external professional and research bodies, agencies or institutions.
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

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 selection criteria 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).

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online  through the link below- applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.



Steve Lalic, Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

T: (61 2) 9385 3426

Applications close: 15th April 2018