Lecturer in Urban Design and Town Planning

Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast
From $100,942 + 17% Superannuation
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Job Opening #21300
Contract Type
Full Time

About USC

At USC, we see opportunity everywhere. A young university not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking, we are committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, our students and our staff. Since we first opened our doors in 1996, we have made more than $9 billion impact on the economic, social and cultural development of our regions. Consistently rated by the Good Universities Guide as one of the top universities in Australia for both teaching quality and overall student experience, we are proud to produce world class research tackling our most critical local and global issues. At the core of this success? Our people. Attracting some of the brightest academic minds and esteemed professional talent to our mission, we are primed to realise our vision to be Australia’s premier regional university.

About the School of Law and Society

The School of Law and Society will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally for education, research and collaboration that brings positive social change. We offer a range of programs including Counselling, Human Services, Law, Social Work, Criminology & Justice and Arts. The School is also focused on producing high-quality and impactful research and is home to the USC Road Accident Research Collaboration, Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU), and the Sustainability Research Centre (SRC).

About the position

USC is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Urban Design and Town Planning to provide a personal, inspiring and rigorous learning environment that empowers our graduates to be career and future ready and make a significant contribution to their communities.

About you

  • Completion or near-completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant field or equivalent accreditation and standing.
  • Planning Institute of Australia registration or the capacity to become registered as a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia.
  • Effectiveness as a teacher, which is evidenced by:
    • student feedback on teaching using valid instrument/s, peer review and/or student outcomes, and
    • the capacity to conceive, develop and deliver higher education curricula and contribute to relevant areas of teaching
  • Evidence of research experience, including for example, refereed publications; participation in research teams; co-supervision of candidates for honours and higher degrees by research.
  • Membership of and sound connections with relevant professional bodies and community groups and/or in professional practice.
  • Strong personal qualities and collegial approaches that contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive academic environment which is conducive to high levels of engagement and standards of achievement for both staff and students.
  • Evidence of participation in academic development activities and the desire to continue to learn and improve as an effective academic.

What’s in it for you?

Meaningful work – we genuinely make a difference to our community and our region

  • Competitive remuneration, 17% superannuation contribution and generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible work environment
  • Enviable coastal location 


For further information, please contact:

Professor Jay Sanderson 
Head of School 
Law and Society
Telephone: + 61 7 5456 5260
Email: jsander4@usc.edu.au

Closing Date

Midnight, Thursday 16 December 2021.

At USC, we have a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences. Should you require additional support, email usccareers@usc.edu.au or phone +61 7 5430 2830.

To Apply 

To apply, and to view the position description, please visit our website at https://www.usc.edu.au/community/work-at-usc 

Applicants should address the selection criteria contained in the position description.

All applications must be lodged through our website.