Architect in Residence / International Architect in Residence

University of Canterbury
New Zealand (NZ)
13 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Part Time

We are seeking applications from leading architects who are interested in exercising thought leadership and contributing to interdisciplinary design teaching and research programmes.

Architect in Residence/International Architect in Residence

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

We invite expressions of interest for the prestigious position of Architect in Residence/International Architect in Residence. This is a fixed-term part-time position, with flexibility concerning length of tenure (1-3 years) and time in residence (50-100 days per annum).

The purpose of the Architect in Residence/International Architect in Residence position is to improve collaboration between architects and engineers and built environment design practice.

This will be achieved through a programme of work that is expected to include:

  • delivering public lecture(s) and/or seminar(s) to professional groups
  • writing article(s) and/or academic journal paper(s)
  • teaching selected design studio course(s) in the undergraduate civil engineering and/or postgraduate architectural engineering programmes
  • participating in interdisciplinary research programmes
  • providing professional advice.

We are seeking a leading architectural practitioner who is acknowledged within the architectural profession, ideally with demonstrated capability in communicating advanced design concepts and methods to building design professionals and students. Experience in design studio teaching and the ability to contribute to postgraduate teaching in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: building systems; building envelopes; human factors in design; digital design and construction; sustainable building design and building performance monitoring and assessment.

There will be some flexibility to tailor the programme of work to suit your availability, interests and expertise.

Therefore, we ask you to outline your proposed programme of work as part of your application, including information on:

  • topic(s) of a public lecture and/or professional seminar
  • topics(s) of articles and/or papers
  • teaching and research interests
  • your preferred tenure period and dates of residence at the University of Canterbury.

This is a unique opportunity to make an impact on the architectural and engineering professions and to build reputation as a leader of the building industry. The position sits within the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, which is a strong and forward-looking Department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching.

Further information on the Department is available at

The closing date for this position is: Friday, 20 October 2017.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

Applications for this position should include a Cover Letter, Resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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