Lecturer in Property

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
04 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0029996
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Salary: Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

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 is searching for an exceptional academic who possesses a strong passion for property, including its development and management. The desired candidate will have a specialization in property economics, valuation, investment and finance, property development, or other related fields. They should be capable of making substantial contributions in their specific areas of expertise as well as in broader property-related domains. Moreover, they should possess a strong commitment to contribute towards establishing a globally renowned property program. 

The selected candidate will have teaching responsibilities across undergraduate and graduate programs, such as the Bachelor of Design and Master of Property. They will also be involved in supervising research higher degree students. Additionally, the successful candidate will actively foster research collaborations and engage with various groups and disciplines within the university, as well as establish connections with industry, government, professions, and communities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Initiate and develop high quality subjects and related materials within curriculum framework of undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Successfully prepare and deliver lectures, seminars, and/or studios at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Undertake consultation with students and marking and assessment as appropriate.
  • Supervise honours and graduate students and major graduate research projects as required.

With a focus on sustainability, ethical practices, and community-oriented outcomes, this role provides an exciting platform to shape the future of property education and contribute to global challenges.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively engage with students, colleagues, industry professionals, and community members. You will demonstrate a strong passion for teaching and a student-centered approach, fostering critical thinking and meaningful engagement with societal challenges. Additionally, you will exhibit adaptability, creativity, and a collaborative mindset to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives within the faculty.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent folio of research and industry experience in an appropriate field
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and skills with a passion for undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Research excellence commensurate with opportunity as demonstrated by a record of quality refereed research publications
  • Potential for initiating and participating in collaborative research programs, commensurate with the position and level, within the Faculty, regionally and globally. 

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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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

Applications close: 19 Jun 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: PD- ABP - Lecturer in Property - 0029996 - Level B - 02.06.2023_.pdf

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