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Senior Research Fellow

The School of Architecture at UQ has an international reputation for the architecture of its staff and graduates, and is equal top rated for research in architecture in Australia. Queensland is a rapidly developing region with an increasing international profile for the quality of its architects. Following a recent successful review conducted for the University, the School has strategic support to grow. Alongside the successful Research Centres in history and theory and aboriginal environments, the University is investing in architectural design research and a renewal of the professional programs is underway. The School is seeking leadership in achieving its vision of research led professional education.

The Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC) was originally established in 1976 and is the oldest research centre based in the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ). The Centre has always fulfilled three primary functions: as a research and consultancy practice, a teaching centre, and an archive, and focuses its work on the cultures and environments of indigenous peoples. The unique theoretical base that has been constructed in the AERC as Aboriginal People-Environment research relies for its uniqueness on its inter-disciplinary strengths as opposed to those theories belonging to individual disciplines such as purely architecture, social anthropology, environmental psychology or human geography.

Further information and details about AERC and the School of Architecture may be accessed from http://www.architecture.uq.edu.au/ and www.aboriginalenvironments.com.

The role

The successful appointee will lead grant-based research projects on Indigenous architecture and built environment, mainly within Australia, and in collaboration with the Director and other research personnel of the AERC.  Such projects will initially be those already funded in the Centre until the appointee applies for and receives their own competitive research grants.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in architecture or in a cognate discipline such as urban design, landscape architecture, town planning, architectural anthropology or the social science of architecture. Applicants should have knowledge of and experience in working with Indigenous environmental and design issues including housing, institutional architecture and/or government policy that can enhance the research paradigm of the AERC, and be highly self-motivated with an ambition to establish academic leadership and research achievements.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic level C. The remuneration package will be in the range $97,829.59 - $112,803.29 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $114,460.62 - $131,979.84 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Professor Paul Memmott on +61 7 3365 3660 or p.memmott@uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

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