Associate Professor in Sustainable Architecture - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 24/10/2022
REF: VUWarc0922
Applications for this listing are closed

Associate Professor in Sustainable Architecture

Close Date: 24/10/2022
REF: VUWarc0922
  • Do you have a strong architectural design portfolio?
  • Have you got a reputation as an accomplished practitioner?
  • Are you familiar with contemporary discourse and demands in the field of Sustainable Architecture?


Mō Te Herenga Waka – About the University

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting an Associate Professor in Sustainable Architecture to join the Wellington School of Architecture. This is an exciting opportunity for a senior academic/practitioner to teach across Architecture disciplines and help shape the future of architecture and the built environment in Aotearoa. The position calls for an individual with a strong architectural design portfolio and a reputation as an accomplished practitioner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • On-going research activity.
  • Academically rigorous teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Actively engage with industry, government, professions and diverse communities.
  • Contribute to the collegial development of the School and Faculty in service roles.


Ō pūmanawa – About you

You are passionate about teaching a diverse range of students and appreciate the importance of Ako (reciprocal teaching and learning) to this environment. You will be familiar with contemporary discourse and demands in the field of Sustainable Architecture. You will have evidence of success in one or more of the following:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Building Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning


The University is also open to applications from a wide range of candidates that may contribute to leadership, research and teaching in this area.

An appreciation for both the theory and practice of sustainable and low carbon architecture will help you thrive in this role. You will have established industry connections and experience. You will demonstrate methods to create opportunities to collaborate with industry and enhance student successes and experiences. You will engage with allied majors, in particular Architecture, Building Science, Landscape Architecture, Māori Designed Environments, and Urban and Regional Planning. You will be encouraged to share and scaffold knowledge across the other relevant majors in the School of Architecture. A collaborative and open approach to teaching and learning will give you opportunities of growth and diversity. You will also encourage a collaborative and supportive environment. You will have evidence of the ability to create a collaborative and open teaching and learning environment in studio, seminars and lectures. Experience teaching using online methods will be an advantage.

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant qualifications or industry experience commensurate with the seniority of this role or a completed PhD in a relevant field.
  • An established track record in research publication and/or creative work.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a high standard of teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level or relevant industry experience.
  • Ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.


Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe – Why you should join our team

Victoria University’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation, Te Wahanga Waihanga-Hoahoa, is a unique and leading centre of architecture and design in New Zealand. The Faculty’s facilities are widely acknowledged as some of the best in Australasia. The Faculty is based in a radically remodelled former cargo building, which is an award-winning landmark in central Wellington.

The Wellington School of Architecture’s mission is to provide every student with an exceptional learning experience that blends design excellence with expertise in sustainability and Tārai Kōrero Toi a Māori design language.

Ko te rā kati ā te 24 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2022
The closing date is 24 October 2022


To apply, click on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, using reference VUWarc0922, or call 800 605 010 (New Zealand) or +61 3 9016 6000 (international) for further information.

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