Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Urban Planning and Design

Glen Eira, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Caulfield campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B / $116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Develop your teaching leadership

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers. Discover more at www.monash.edu.

The Opportunity  

The Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA) invites applications for a position in Urban Planning & Design at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level with an anticipated start date of January 2019.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Discipline of Urban Planning & Design (UPD) and the Monash Urban Lab, a research unit distinguished by its focus on integrated design and urban planning research. We seek individuals who strive to achieve more inclusive and sustainable cities through applied research, teaching, and professional engagement. The individual will be expected to establish and lead multidisciplinary research projects in one or more of the thematic areas of the Monash Urban Lab:

Sustainable and Inclusive Cities

  • Housing form and typology integrated with housing policy research
  • Suburban intensification that explores strategic infill, suburban retrofit and new suburban typologies
  • Community engagement with a commitment to under-represented constituencies

Urban Infrastructure Systems

  • Water sensitive urban design and regeneration
  • Hybrid natural and built systems
  • Re-industrialisation

Visualising Urban Futures

  • Visioning future urban scenarios
  • Urban data analytics
  • Critical inquiry around ‘smart city’ data applications in urban planning and design

Research Context

In 2018, MADA introduced a Master of Urban Planning & Design (MUPD). MUPD joins a suite of outstanding academic programs at MADA that strive to be relevant to contemporary global issues and sensitive to regional contexts. MADA encourages connections between art, design, architecture, and urban planning through research and teaching, as well as integrating with other disciplines to solve societal challenges. The MUPD course expands traditional planning education to include integrative design approaches that can develop the important skills required for planners to meet the future city’s cultural, economic and climatic challenges.

The discipline is located in the Department of Architecture, an internationally networked, creative community of practitioners, educators and researchers engaged with the shifting landscapes of the discipline. It also maintains strong connections with other urban thinkers in faculties and research centres across Monash University, including the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, the Monash Sustainability Institute and the Monash Infrastructure Institute. The course is locally and internationally networked with a broad community of practitioners, educators and researchers, with students drawn from many disciplines and backgrounds.

MUPD staff are highly integrated with the Monash Urban Lab. Lab research combines multi-scalar design investigations with policy studies focussed on transitioning to sustainable and equitable communities. We draw on our strengths within MADA, across campus, and with Australian and international partners to support applied research solutions to community, government, and industry challenges.

To be successful in appointment, you will have:

  • A PhD in urban planning, urban design, geography, or a related discipline
  • A demonstrated commitment to research collaboration and engagement-oriented toward the good of our communities and environment
  • Demonstrated potential for high-quality research outputs and the ability to attract external funding
  • A passion for education and a commitment to teaching excellence

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application should include a cover letter, CV, and a statement addressing the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash jobs".


Professor Carl Grodach, Director, Urban Planning & Design, Director, Monash Urban Lab, +61 3 9903 2054, carl.grodach@monash.edu

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 14 October 2018, 11:55 pm AEST