Lecturer in Teaching and Learning, Built Environments Learning + Teaching

Melbourne, Australia
Sep 13, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 11, 2021
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

A great opportunity to join the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer (Learning and Teaching); Built Environments Teaching + Learning (BEL+T).  This full-time fixed-term appointment is available for 14 months.

The successful candidate will join Built Environments Teaching + Learning (BEL+T), a group established in 2018 within the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning to focus on the research and delivery of excellent education in built environment disciplines. The work of the group draws on creative problem-solving and design-led approaches, evidence-based research methodologies, and project-focused consultancy, to improve teaching quality and student engagement. The BEL+T group explores contemporary and emergent teaching methods, tailored to built environment disciplines and the specific pedagogic challenges and opportunities they present. Supporting the development of skills and knowledge that graduates will bring to our future built environments is the focus of the group’s collaborations within and beyond the Faculty.

In line with the Faculty’s strategic initiatives, academic positions and resources have been committed to review, adapt and implement improved and effective modes of teaching and learning in built environment disciplines. The Faculty’s current teaching modes primarily include studio teaching, tutorial and lecture-based formats. The nature of teaching and learning is changing with the incorporation of flipped, blended and dual delivery approaches, and development of digital learning tools and on-line modules. These innovations have been accelerated in response to the challenges of COVID-19.

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to make significant contributions to learning and teaching, and to research and engagement that focuses on their demonstrated expertise.  They will undertake an important role in the Built Environments Learning + Teaching (BEL+T) group to support the Faculty’s strategic initiatives focused on the improvement of Teaching Quality and Student Engagement, and uplift of Blended Learning delivery. Focused projects in the short-term will support sessional staff engagement and skill development, incorporation of indigenous knowledges in built environments programs, effective measures of teaching quality, and development of design and pedagogy in specific subjects. 

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Due to Australian immigration regulations, applicants must have Australian work rights. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits  

Please note the close date has been updated. 

Position Description

Applications close: 11 Oct 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time