Lecturer in Transport Planning

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super.
06 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time - Continuing
Faculty: Architecture, Building and Planning 
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super.

  • The appointee will teach about transport planning in relation to urban contexts within Australia, Asia, and more broadly internationally at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels and will also be expected to supervise research higher degree students
  • It is an opportunity for a talented academic to join a motivated, engaged and collegiate cohort of Faculty staff
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning seeks to appoint an outstanding academic in Transport Planning. The Lecturer in Transport Planning will have the ability to collaborate in the areas of urban design and sustainable development. The successful candidate will have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research, public engagement, and knowledge exchange. Their academic qualifications will be demonstrated through a strong record in learning, teaching and research, with an emphasis on international dissemination of research findings and/or locally grounded knowledge.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Academic staff are expected to contribute to the teaching effort of the Faculty and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly research and professional activities relevant to their profession or discipline as follows: 
  • Initiate and develop high quality subjects and related materials within curriculum framework of undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Successfully prepare and deliver quality lectures, studios, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and graduate levels including engagement in teaching innovation and improvement
  • Undertake subject coordination and administrative tasks associated with the subjects taught
  • Advise and consult with students and provide marking and assessment as appropriate

Who We Are Looking For

The successful applicant will bring to the role an established substantive research specialisation in this field and demonstrate a high level of research performance and promise relative to the level of appointment.

You will also have:

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to interact with University staff at all levels and to build networks with industry and researchers both local and international. 
  • PhD or equivalent in Urban Planning or appropriate field
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and skills appropriate for undergraduate and graduate content delivery
  • Demonstrated capacity to successfully deliver teaching and learning at university level, including the development of courses in Urban Planning, and research higher degree supervision
  • Research excellence commensurate with opportunity as demonstrated by a record of quality refereed research outputs and / or industry consulting or collaborations, with demonstrated capacity to lead research in in the area of transport planning commensurate with opportunity

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Your New TeamMelbourne School of Design

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.

The MSD is distinctive from its competitors in its aim to inspire learning through interdisciplinary reflection, and its integration of research, teaching, and practice around the environmental implications of all forms of urbanisation. With opportunities to engage in advanced studio and seminar-based learning and research, MSD students develop new perspectives, critical reflection, and modes of action to address the environmental, social, and aesthetic challenges in producing sustainable centres of habitation, locally and internationally. Students can take part in field trips which examine the global context of habitable environments.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience.
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nancy Tagiilima via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job, please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 20 Oct 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0059770_Lecturer Transport Planning_PD.pdf