Senior Lecturer, Architectural Design

Melbourne, Australia
$135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super and benefits!
03 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time (1.0 FTE); Continuing 
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
Salary: Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Exciting opportunity for an established academic to join a Faculty committed to cultivating the new generation of design academics
  • Be supported to achieve your goals across all four pillars of an academic career including pursuing world-leading research, teaching and learning innovation, engagement and leadership
  • Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super and benefits!

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About – Architecture, Building and Planning

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is the leading educational and research institution in the Asia-Pacific region addressing the design and realisation of inhabited environments. It actively seeks to extend the linkages between education, research and practice in the built environment, and maintains excellent and extensive relationships with members of the built environment professions, government, professional associations and the wider community.

About the Role

The Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning seeks to make a Senior Lecturer appointment in the field of Architectural Design.

While we are primarily interested in expanding our capacities in architectural design, we encourage applicants who also bring complementary disciplinary interests in the following areas:

  • Detail design, fabrication, and construction,
  • Advanced understanding of Indigenous design pedagogies,
  • Emerging digital design technologies, including sensate environments and performative design, and their professional implications,
  • Design & Contemporary Design Practice
  • Architectural History & Theory

The role will support and expand upon the faculty’s mission by demonstrating a systemic, ethical, and innovative design-led approach to global challenges and local contexts. The candidate will expand spatial knowledge and conceptualisation through design, and explore and evaluate designed futures in aesthetic, environmental, social, and technological terms.

Key to this role will be the demonstrated ability to influence and stimulate the student experience through a range of learning and teaching initiatives, including digital design. The successful candidates will work with Faculty colleagues to refine and deliver academic programs, enhancing the interdisciplinary design culture of the Faculty. The role will teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including into the Bachelor of Design and will participate in the supervision of research higher degree students. 

The appointee will bring an established research specialisation in architecture and demonstrate a high level of research performance and promise relative to the level of appointment, with the potential to cultivate research links with other groups and disciplines on campus, and with industry and the profession.

This is an exciting opportunity for an established academic seeking their next career move to join a Faculty committed to cultivating the new generation of design academics who can infuse the curriculum with a rich diversity of discourse, practices, methods, techniques, and pedagogical approaches and perspectives. You will be supported to achieve your goals across all four pillars of an academic career including pursuing world-leading research, teaching and learning innovation, engagement with industry and partners and undertaking leadership roles within the University.

Responsibilities include:

  • Exercising leadership in scholarly research, demonstrating initiative and collaboration and publishing in reputable journals and conferences.
  • Attainment of external research grant income both from national competitive grants as well as from industry engagement.
  • Teaching subjects to a standard that delivers a high-quality learning experience for students in the Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture within the Faculty, including conducting lecturers and developing subject materials.
  • Taking a leading role in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning to actively foster and participate in industry liaison activities consistent with the Faculty’s overall plan.

About You

You will demonstrate both accomplishment and continued promise in the field of architectural design, with a record of recognised creative, scholarly, or professional work. Critical to the role will be demonstrated experience in overseeing the Accreditation of Architecture Programs, the associated Knowledge Domains and assessment processes. The successful candidate will also have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research, and engagement with a specialisation in one or more of the following areas: Architectural Technology; Design & Contemporary Design Practice; Design Representation, Making & Digital Fabrication.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Architectural Design or relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a significant leadership role of a research team with excellent ability to manage collaborative projects and research activities, involving the management of personnel, timelines and budgets, and relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to national and international professional bodies and to professional journals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to build and develop relationships with University staff at all levels and to build networks with industry and other researchers, both local and international.

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

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Position Description: 0041889_PD_Senior Lecturer - Architectural Design_Level C.pdf

Applications close: Monday 31 October 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time