Lecturer, Architectural Design - Creative Practitioner

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 to $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
22 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Multiple Positions

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

  • Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
  • Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

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 - Faculty of 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 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.

The Faculty has over 200 staff and 3000 students, one third of whom are international. It is responsible for the undergraduate Bachelor of Design degree, and offers majors in architecture, landscape architecture, property, construction, and urban planning.

The Faculty’s graduate school, the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), teaches accredited masters courses across the professional disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban Design and Urban Planning.

About the Role

The Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning (incorporating the Melbourne School of Design) at the University of Melbourne seeks to make appointments in the field of architectural design for Creative Practitioners or Industry Fellows. We are seeking practitioners who can demonstrate innovative forms of creative practice and design research with a track record in design studio teaching.

The successful practitioners will demonstrate both accomplishment and continued success in their relevant areas of expertise, with a record of recognised professional work. They will have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research, and engagement in and around built environment domains. Ideally the Creative Practitioner will hold dual roles inside and outside the University, with significant time allotted to both academic and professional tasks balanced with time in practice. For the in-University component of this, it is expected that 0.4 full-time equivalent (FTE) per week will be devoted to the academic role, encompassing teaching design and delivery, teaching administration, student contact, and broader faculty engagement.

Creative Practitioners will have high-level experience and expertise as a recognised professional in an area of architecture and design practice. A central responsibility of these positions is integration of academic scholarship with creative practice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Initiating and developing high-quality taught subjects (Studios) for undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Successfully preparing and delivering seminars and workshops at undergraduate and graduate levels, including supporting materials.
  • Undertaking consultation, coaching and assessment with students, including marking and reviews as appropriate.
  • Contributing to developing links with the profession and other universities, both nationally and internationally, to support research, teaching and engagement relating to your area of specialisation.  

About You

You will bring a high-level of interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders (including students and colleagues) as well as being able to develop and maintain strong links within the profession, industry and government agencies. You will show an ability in undertaking practice-based research, and/or attracting industry and government project funding. You will also have the ability to promote the discipline both within the University, industry and to the greater community.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent extensive practice experience in a relevant Architectural Design field – evidenced by published projects or awards for practice-based work.
  • An experienced industry practitioner who will bring specific skills and knowledge from their aligned professional setting related to the practice of architecture.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience and skills appropriate for undergraduate and graduate content delivery.
  • Administration skills and experience, and willingness to undertake a variety of administrative roles commensurate with the level, position and its core activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage positively and respectfully with colleagues and external stakeholders

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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.

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

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

Applications close: 7th June 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0059575_Lecturer Creative Practitioner_PD.pdf

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