- Continuing Full-Time Opportunity for a Lecturer, Landscape Architecture
- Salary Academic level B + 17% superannuation and flexible working arrangements Based at Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other University campuses.
This position is for a Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) with a broad capacity to undertake teaching, research and program engagement in the landscape architecture discipline.
You will be able to articulate developmental research inquiry that conceptually addresses and responds to issues of national and international concern through landscape.
We seek a particular ability to integrate digital technologies into teaching and research to expand the potential of these technologies within the discipline and profession through creative practice design approaches.
The Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the landscape architecture discipline and will be expected to deliver courses in the field of landscape architectural design, in the core course areas (including landscape architectural design studio, theoretical frameworks, environments and/or communications) and other course areas and participate in and contribute to the design culture within the school and university. This includes the ability to make connections across and between major disciplinary and design knowledge areas across a range of scales.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and advancing their academic, design practice research, and professional skills relevant to the discipline and course areas taught. They will also be expected to actively promote the programs by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with the academic, industry and professional communities.
The Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) will be expected to teach and lead courses in disciplines relevant to their area of expertise and assist in academic and administrative, consulting and coordination duties involved in these courses. Duties associated with the position include delivering courses and tutorials, evaluating students, and administering courses in accordance with University quality assurance requirements. They will also be required to undertake research activities in line with the University’s research strategy. The Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) is expected to work under support and guidance to develop expertise in teaching and research with an increasing degree of autonomy.
To be successful in this position, you will have at a minimum:
- Demonstrated excellence in design with distinctive and innovative design practice projects (either built by practice or original speculative designs).
- Demonstrated excellence in design education with distinctive and innovative teaching practice, curriculum and design studio projects.
- Ability to link disciplinary knowledge of built environments as well as natural systems to innovative landscape architectural design practice and/or project management at different scales.
- Ability to integrate relevant digital technologies to integrate complex natural, cultural and social systems into teaching, research and design engagement
- Alignment of research axes with RMIT Landscape Architecture research trajectories.
- Recent engagement with landscape architecture practice and profession.
- Ability to teach in all areas of landscape architecture courses.
- Opportunity to generate project funding through effective liaison with industry and government.
- Evidence of research results, including design projects (constructed or speculative), publications and public presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare, coordinate and teach programs at tertiary level, including the ability to produce high quality programs or program materials.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and to negotiate sensitively, especially on issues related to effective learning.
- Ability to work independently while displaying a strong commitment to working in a team environment, including demonstrated ability to work confidently and effectively with colleagues, project team leaders and business partners industry.
Please note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a national police and working with children check.
School of Architecture and Urban Planning within the College of Design and Social Context
The School of Architecture and Urban Design offers innovative scholarships in architecture, landscape architecture, interiors and related areas of design.
Innovation in learning and teaching is a key strength of the school. A practice-based, vertically integrated scholarship involving students, staff, and practitioners provides engagement in research-led design projects. This enables students to operate as empowered studio collaborators in the pursuit of design knowledge and skills.
The school leads the establishment of international excellence in research that is aligned and works with RMIT’s global network of partnerships, industries and cities, another of the university’s key strategic goals. It is recognized as the world leader in design practice research with cohorts of distinguished practitioner doctors clustered geographically around activities in Melbourne, Barcelona and Ho Chi Minh City.
Please submit your resume and cover letter meet the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply‘ link below.
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Applications closed October 14 at 11:59 p.m.
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