Design and build sustainable, liveable cities.

UNSW Built Environment is recruiting. We are ranked in the top 3 in Australia and in the top 25 in the world for architecture and the built environment (2018 QS University World Rankings).

We are growing and have over 30 openings across the faculty, in all disciplines from early career academics to professorial appointments. We are seeking passionate academics and researchers to contribute to our next phase of evolution.

The faculty provides an interdisciplinary platform to interrogate the planning, design and development of our cities in this urban age.  If you are keen to join a culture of academics and practitioners working to shift the paradigm, simply apply.

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SHARP Professors

In line with the 2025 Strategy, UNSW Built Environment is looking to built its relationships with esteemed Professors in the fields of Landscape Architecture, Design and Architecture. The SHARP Professor is expected to be an inspiring academic leader and an outstanding scholar who will shape and develop the strategic priorities of the Faculty. The position will work with Faculty Leadership to guide the overall academic performance, student experience and community engagement.

This is an excellent opportunity for an accomplished and ambitious scholar to develop and advance their Discipline in relation to the Faculty and University strategic visions, to provide academic leadership to staff, and to ensure the continued academic excellence within UNSW Built Environment.

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity to enhance your ability to deliver world-class research, teaching excellence and thought leadership, and to be at the forefront of UNSW strategic vision, please contact the Head of School, Bruce Watson, for further information.

Applications can be made by submitting your resume, a cover letter, and responding to the selection criteria.


Phone: +612 9385 4835


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Professors of Practice

Professors of Practice have high-level experience in various aspects of the industry across Architecture, Planning, Computational Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture and Construction. Incumbents have established themselves by expertise, achievements and reputation over a sustained period of time to be a distinguished professional in an area of practice or discipline.

A central responsibility of this position is integration of academic scholarship with practical experience.

If you are interested in the position of Professor of Practice with UNSW Built Environment, please contact Steven Lalic, Talent Acquisition Consultant, for information regarding the position and the application process.

Applications for this unique opportunity can be made via an expression of interest. Please include your resume with a brief letter outlining your background and proposed contribution as a Professor of Practice.


Phone: +612 9385 3426


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We are recruiting Professors across the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction and Industrial Design.

The role of Professor is expected to provide strategic leadership and make significant contributions to research, teaching, scholarship, creative practice and/or publication and/or exhibition, as well as contribute to the effective functioning of the Faculty.

The Professor will engage, lead and foster a culture of excellence in research and deliver outstanding research of international significance including attainment of significant competitive government and industry research funding and publication of outcomes in high quality research outlets.

The incumbent will provide academic leadership in the teaching and operation of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and play an active role in the maintenance and development of academic standards in the development of educational policy and curriculum areas within the discipline.


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Associate Professors

We are recruiting Associate Professors across the fields of Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Construction. 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 primary responsibility for conducting research related to High Performance Architecture 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.


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Academic Leadership

An academic leadership position works collegially with the Faculty and University leadership teams to lead and manage the strategic direction and overall research performance, student education experience and community engagement of the School, Faculty and University.

UNSW’s aspiration is to continuously improve the University’s position as a leading research-intensive university in Australia and a peer in good standing with the best globally. The strengths of UNSW are built on traditions of the highest academic standards, a record of instigating industry and community partnerships and a history of engaging internationally. The UNSW Strategic Intent reflects the fundamental mission of education, research and community engagement.


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Senior Lecturers

We are recruiting Senior Lecturers across the fields of City Planning, Computational Design, Construction, Urban Development & Design, Industrial Design and Interior Architecture.

A Senior Lecturer is expected to make significant contributions to teaching at UNSW Built Environment and to carry out activities to maintain and develop his/her scholarly research and professional activities.


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We are recruiting Lecturers across the fields of Construction, City Analytics and Sustainable Development.

The Lecturer contributes towards the teaching effort of the institution and to the development of teaching domain through the communication of defined teaching. The Lecturer builds and maintains a research profile of high quality research that is consistent with the broad research aims of UNSW Built Environment; sustains and grows that program of research through success in applications for external research funds and through the supervision of higher degree students.


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