Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash Urban Lab

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

Location: Caulfield campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 9.5% 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

The Opportunity  

The Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA) invites applications for the position of Urban Lab Research Fellow with an anticipated start date of January 2019.

The successful candidate will work within 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 and engagement.

The individual will be expected to participate in 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

The Urban Lab sits within the Department of Architecture, an internationally networked, creative community of practitioners, educators and researchers. Underpinned by MADA’s broad philosophical framework and its extensive studio and technical resources, Monash Architecture recognises design as a core activity influencing the built environment. Architecture at MADA is innovative and relevant to contemporary culture and sensitive to regional contexts and seeks to integrate with other disciplines to solve emerging societal challenges. 

To this end, in 2018, MADA introduced a Master of Urban Planning & Design (MUPD). 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. 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.

To be successful in this 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
  • This role is a 3-Year fixed term position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address 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.

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 14 October 2018, 11.55 pm AEDT