Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Architecture

Mar 13, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
School of Architecture

Job number - 507152

As a national leader in architectural education and research we are always seeking an engaged and innovative person to join our team. As a progressive school of architecture we aim to prepare graduates for a dynamic professional environment where continual learning and innovative practice is essential. The School actively engages with a cross-section of industry partners, diverse communities and a range of professions so that our teaching and research is rich with impact beyond the University. We work to enrich the local architecture profession and advance the discipline of architecture internationally.

With strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the school is focused on ensuring our students and researchers have the skills to confront the urgent intellectual and practical questions facing the design of our cities and environments. For more information about the School, please visit:


The role

You will join our research team studying the circulation of contemporary architectural, urban and infrastructural design ideas in the Asia Pacific region, casting light on the strategies that characterise the making of contemporary city in one of the most economically vibrant parts of the world. You will develop a 1-year research program in consultation with the research team.

You will also deepen dialogue, share knowledge, establish strategic partnerships and economic opportunities within the Asia Pacific with Australia-based and international professionals, organisations and institutions.

Prioritised research areas:

• Contemporary architecture and urbanism in the Asia Pacific region

• Global design in Asia and Australia

• Urban branding, media and communication

• Soft power in global cities

• Mapping strategies


The person

Applicants should hold a PhD in Architecture or closely related field - candidates who have made progress in compleiting their phds will also be considered.  You should have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, but also independently and liaise with industry, government and professional partnerts. Excellence in written communication will be highly regarded. Some verbal and written communication skills in Chinese is desirable but not essential.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $78,775 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,025 - $106,449 p.a.).



To discuss this role please contact Dr Silvia Micheli on +61 7 336 53849 or

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 and a max-3 pages CV.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: 31 Mar 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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