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Professor of Urbanism

Join a research-intensive university with excellent links to governments, communities, and industry

Work alongside internationally regarded colleagues

Continuing position (full-time or part-time) with base salary of $197K p.a. plus superannuation

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 research in architecture and the built environment, which attracts the highest quality scholars 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.We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Urbanism with an outstanding reputation for research and research leadership, and demonstrated teaching performance at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.Applicants will have an established, internationally recognised record of research, with a track record of high impact scholarly publication and competitive funding awards, with demonstrable senior research management experience. They will demonstrate commitment to engagement and research collaboration with community, practice, policy and/or industry groups, and capacity to attract and supervise outstanding postgraduate research students and postdoctoral scholars.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 urbanism, planning, and urban design, and in urban planning/design units taught within 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 youThe University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Professor of Urbanism who possesses:

an international research reputation in urbanism broadly defined, with a supporting research profile including competitive research grants and recognition as a lead investigator, publications and evidence of recognition within the broader research community
a distinguished record of scholarly teaching excellence as evidenced through successful student outcomes, successful supervision of PhD candidates, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation
demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of research impact through engaging in knowledge or technology transfer and/or strong external collaborations and partnerships leading to improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry, professional bodies or the community
significant experience in people leadership and management within the higher education sector, including demonstrated excellence in supervising and/or mentoring others to success

About usSince 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 remunerationThe 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 $197K p.a. plus superannuation.ApplyPlease refer to the candidate information pack for further details, including the selection criteria. Job reference 732/0419C.For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Monika Browning (Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on (02) 8627 6562 or by email date: 11.30pm (AEST), Sunday 23 June 2019The 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

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Professor of Urbanism Sydney University
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