Lecturer, Interior Design, School of Architecture and Urban Design

Melbourne, Australia
07 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Interior Design discipline
  • Academic A or B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements, full-time, ongoing position
  • Based at the RMIT City campus

About the College and School

The College of Design and Social Context comprises the disciplines of art, design and fashion, media and communication, architecture and built environment, education and social sciences. With a clear focus on shaping inclusive and sustainable urban futures, we partner with industry and community to deliver transformational student experiences and research with global relevance and positive impact.

The School of Architecture and Urban Design delivers innovative scholarship in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and related fields of design. Innovation in learning and teaching is a key strength of the school. Practice-based and vertically integrated scholarship involving students, staff and practitioners provides an engagement in research-led design projects. The School is leading the establishment of international excellence in research which is aligned to and working with RMIT’s global network of partnerships, industries and cities, another of the University’s key strategic aims. It is recognised as the world leader in Design Practice Research  

About the role

RMIT Interior Design seeks a Lecturer who will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Interior Design discipline and will be involved in course coordination.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities and for maintaining and advancing their research capabilities relevant to the discipline and course areas taught.

Through this range of activities, the Lecturer will be required to teach and conduct classes in their field of expertise and assist in the academic, administrative, and consultative tasks involved with these courses. 

The Lecturer is also expected to actively promote the discipline by establishing and maintaining links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities.

In addition, they will be expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and update colleagues and students in their subject area or specialisation.

About You 

As Lecturer in Interior Design, you will be an exceptional practitioner and/or academic with a demonstrated ability to teach broadly in the discipline area of interior design. In addition you will bring to the role significant experience and expertise in interior design-related technologies, industry standards and emerging technologies relevant to the future fabrication of spatial and temporal environments.

It is essential that you have a demonstrated track record of teaching, course administration/coordination and research coupled with an ability to bring innovative approaches to critical thinking. You will have a strong foundation in social and cultural discourse relevant to interior design.

Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

To Apply  

Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position To apply, click ‘Apply’ via the link below. 

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Associate Professor Suzie Attiwill Associate Dean, Interior Design via email suzie.attiwill@rmit.edu.au

Applications close on Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 11.59pm.  Please note that interviews will be held from the 16th December.  

Vaccination Requirements

The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT. 

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, partially vaccinated with a booking for a further dose by 26 November 2021 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19. 


A relevant tertiary degree and/or extensive project and administrative expertise in a complex tertiary education or similar service environment.  

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role. 

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au with your request(s). 

Applications Close:

14 Dec 2021 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here.