Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning

Bendigo, Australia
21 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Contribute to teaching and research in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Full time, continuing role based at our Bendigo campus
  • Role will be appointed as level B or C commensurate with relevant experience.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The School of Humanities and Social Science is in the College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce. The School is a vibrant academic community of 168 academics comprising the Departments of Archaeology and History, Language and Linguistics, Creative Arts and English, Social Enquiry, and Communication and Media. Teaching and research occurs across all five campuses of the University.

The Department of Social Inquiry is renowned for both its subjects and research areas. We rank 7th in Australia, and in the top 100 universities internationally for Sociology subjects, 10th in Australia Anthropology subjects and 8th in Australia for our Social Policy & Administration subjects.

About the role

The Community Planning and Development program at La Trobe University focuses on how community engagement and participation is central to the processes of shaping the places in which we live. We give strong recognition to the growing importance of understanding and working with communities, of community development agendas and of the need to achieve social, economic and environmental improvements with a focus on supporting and facilitating sustainable development for liveable communities in rural and regional areas in Australia and overseas with a particular emphasis on the countries of South and South East Asia.

La Trobe University offers a four-year Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) accredited Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning and a two-year coursework Master of Community Planning and Development that comprises the PIA Accredited Spatial Planning stream and the non-accredited Community Development stream. There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning within a regional Australian and international context. 

The appointee will contribute in particular to teaching and curriculum development within urban and regional planning and in human geography. The appointee will be expected to engage with blended and online technologies to ensure sustainability and consistency in terms of subject delivery and will contribute to the further development of links to enhance experiential and work integrated learning.

Join an award winning program, where staff and students have been recognised for their innovations in teaching, research, community engagement and employment.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you have completed a PhD in urban and regional planning, human geography or a cognate field.  

You must demonstrate an appreciation of interdisciplinary and critical approaches to teaching and research within the field and experience in curriculum development and teaching.  A demonstrated track record in undertaking impactful research in a relevant field is essential and you will have evidence of quality publications. You will be capable of supervising or co-supervising students. Strong organisational and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work collaboratively with staff and students.  Proven experience in working with industry partners and in the preparation of research grant submissions will be highly regarded

How to Apply

Closing date: 20 May, 2018 (11:55pm AEST)

Position Enquiries: Dr. Sue Davies, Head of Department of Social Inquiry +61 3 9479 1034 / sue.davies@latrobe.edu.au 

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for position no. 556585 under current vacancies.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on +613 9479 1234.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.