- Permanent/Continuing full-time appointment
The Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre will deliver excellence and innovation in research, teaching and learning across all discipline areas of the SBRC. The position will also lead the development and maintenance of a sustained pipeline of projects and funding for the SBRC, and manage the support provided to staff and students within the SBRC so that they can realise their full potential.
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
The SBRC is a unique research facility, located within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, with a key focus on research for the improvement of the sustainability and resilience of our new-build and existing building stock (see https://sbrc.uow.edu.au/). This includes interdisciplinary research on a wide range of topics from the day-to-day energy efficiency practices of low income households through to development of new construction and building services technologies.
The SBRC is home to arguably the most extensive range of sustainable building test facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. This includes the new $1.8M ‘Building Insights Facility’, which is a multi-functional set of infrastructure for thermal testing of façade systems, windows, moisture transfer, HVAC systems, etc. The SBRC also includes a micro-grid and power quality testing facility and many other advanced technology research facilities.
About the University
Founded in 1975, the University of Wollongong is a research-intensive institution rated in the top
2% of universities world-wide. The University is a longstanding leader in engineering and scientific research, and in teaching and learning. Located 80 km south of Sydney in the thriving coastal city of Wollongong situated in the stunning Illawarra region, the University enrols 36,000 students.
The Successful Candidate
The Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) will be a highly motivated and energetic individual with an outstanding record of accomplishment in research and governance. The candidate will have experience leading a high performing research team, and demonstrated success in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration in research.
You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.
For further information about this position, please contact Professor Valerie Linton on + 61 2 4221 3062 or Senior Professor Paul Cooper on + 61 2 4221 3355.
The University is committed to workforce diversity and removing barriers to participation. The University is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) disciplines and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.