Associate Professor or Professor of Structural Systems - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 24/10/2022
REF: VUWarc0922
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Associate Professor or Professor of Structural Systems

Close Date: 24/10/2022
REF: VUWarc0922
  • Do you have an interest in an Associate Professor or Professor role in the Wellington School of Architecture?
  • Have you got extensive experience in academic leadership with a focus on structural systems?
  • Are you an accomplished researcher and/or senior practitioner with the capability to lead large-scale research projects?


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/Professor in Structural Systems to join the Wellington School of Architecture. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-level academic to teach across Architecture disciplines and help shape the future of architecture and the built environment in Aotearoa.

The position calls for extensive experience in academic leadership with a focus on structural systems, ideally net –zero carbon such as mass timber systems. You will bring a reputation and profile as an accomplished researcher and/ or senior practitioner with the capability to lead large-scale research projects.

Key Responsibilities: 

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


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 Architecture, with expertise in structural systems and interests in adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

We are 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 Architecture will help you thrive in this role. You will have established industry connections and create opportunities to collaborate 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:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field, or a Masters with extensive practice experience.
  • An established track record in research publication, professional experience and/or creative work.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a high standard of teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level.
  • Experience of academic leadership.
  • Ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with communities, iwi and hapu.


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.

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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