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Senior Lecturer in Design for Circular Cities

Geelong, Australia
$132,664 - $152,551 + 17% Superannuation
Closing date
20 Mar 2024
  • Based at our Geelong, Waterfront Campus
  • Continuing and Full-time or Part-Time
  • Level C $132,664 - $152,551 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

Who are we?

The School of Architecture and Built Environment (A+B) situated in Geelong, the only UNESCO City of Design in Australia, is committed to nurturing future leading professionals in the built environment by providing a comprehensive and forward-thinking education. Its programs emphasize sustainable and innovative practices, preparing students to address the evolving challenges of the industry from regional, national and global perspectives. It offers a vibrant and dynamic academic environment dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

The School of A+B plays a leading role in applying Circular Economy principles to the Built Environment and Cities. With a strong emphasis on sustainable resource use, space/energy and material efficiencies, and innovative design and construction practices, the School aims to contribute significantly to the transition toward a circular economy design model. This vision aligns with global efforts to create more sustainable, resilient, and environmentally conscious built environments.

About the role:

The Senior lecturer will lead unit and course teaching teams in UG and/or PG programs including the new suite of postgraduate courses in Design for Circular Cities including Master of Science and Graduate Certificate to improve the student learning experience and outcomes. The position will lead growing, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs. It will also foster and develop collaborations that enhance teaching, research or creative activities in the discipline area.

This position is suited to a person with an excellent record and passion for scholarly learning and teaching and a keen interest in exploring and fostering new areas of research and researcher development to have real-world impact.

As a Senior Lecturer, you will:

  • Undertake leadership as Course Director of the new suite of postgraduate courses in Design for Circular Cities including Master of Science and Graduate Certificate.
  • Develop and lead a range of strategic University-wide projects and continuous improvement initiatives to advance innovation and practice in circular city design.
  • Develop and deliver high-quality courses related to Circular Cities, including Urban Systems, and Environmental Systems.
  • Collaborate with Faculties, Schools/Departments, and other Deakin Divisions to innovate curriculum and learning design for circular cities to improve student experiences and success.
  • Maintain up-to-date applied working knowledge and expertise in relation to circular city design, sustainable practices, and contemporary learning design to support student experiences and success.
  • Conduct scholarly research and publications with an emphasis on circular city design innovation and learning methodologies.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or advanced qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline area.
  • Highly developed knowledge, skills and expertise in circular city design, sustainable practices, and innovative teaching methods to support quality student experiences and learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of the ability to lead and/or support the development and execution of a diverse range of projects and initiatives designed to engage stakeholders broadly and collaboratively in innovation in circular city design education.
  • Evidence of excellence in contribution to innovative teaching at postgraduate levels, in online, campus-based, and blended learning environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the proven ability to achieve influence and impact and to build support for ideas and actions through the development of strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt a scholarly and evidence-based approach to all areas of practice, including evidence of publications in scholarly journals and other venues.

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Professor Paul Sanders (Chair In Architecture, Acting Course Director: Design for Circular Cities) on

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Senior Lecturer, Design For Circular Cities - 550004.pdf

Applications for this position close on Wednesday, 20th March 2024.

 Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

 Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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