The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The faculty of architecture, design and planning, from its foundation in 1918 as the first faculty of architecture in Australia, has been an internationally acknowledged centre for intellectual, scientific and aesthetic research in architecture and the built environment, which attracts the highest quality applicants in Australia.

We seek to appoint a professor of architecture with an outstanding record of research in architecture. The role involves research and academic leadership within architecture, and also within the faculty. The role also involves teaching in architecture programmes, student supervision, and undertaking research or research-led practice that advances architecture and its contribution to humanity.

Applicants will have an outstanding record in research (demonstrated by high-impact research outcomes, an international profile and reputation, and a record of successful applications for competitive grants). They will also have a demonstrated track record of high-level service to and collaboration with industry and institutional stakeholders most relevant to their area/s of expertise. They will have a significant academic profile in higher education including teaching and learning, have a strong interest for research-led teaching in architecture, and will have a proven ability to attract and supervise outstanding postgraduate research students and professional research staff.

The appointee’s international ambitions for their own work will be matched by their ambition to consolidate the faculty’s reputation as an international centre for architectural research that makes a significant contribution to the field, and addresses real world problems.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2503/1115 for more information and to apply.