Lecturer, Landscape Architecture

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


October 14, 2022



  • Full-Time, Ongoing Opportunity for a Lecturer, Landscape Architecture

  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

  • About You

    This position is for a Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) with a broad capacity to undertake teaching, research and engagement across the programs in the landscape architecture discipline.

    You will be able to articulate a developing research enquiry which addresses and responds in a designerly way to issues of national and international concern through the medium of landscape.

    We are looking for a particular capacity to integrate digital technologies across 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 required to deliver courses within the field of landscape architectural design, in 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 broadly within the School and the University. This includes the ability to make connections across and between core areas of disciplinary knowledge and design across a range of scales.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, design practice research and professional capabilities 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 academic, industry and professional communities.

    The Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) will be required to teach and conduct classes in disciplines relevant to their field of expertise and assist in the academic and administrative, consultative and coordination tasks involved with these courses. Functions associated with the position include presentation of lectures and tutorials, assessment of students and course administration in line with the University's quality assurance requirements. They will also be required to undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that the Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) will 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'll have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated excellence in design with distinctive and innovative design practice projects (either built through practice or original speculative designs).

  • Demonstrated excellence in design teaching with a distinctive and innovative design studio teaching practice, curriculum and projects.

  • Capacity to link disciplinary knowledge of built environments as well as natural systems to innovative landscape architectural design practice and/or project management across a range of scales.

  • Ability to incorporate relevant digital technologies for integrating complex natural, cultural and social systems in design teaching, research and engagement

  • Alignment of research focus with RMIT Landscape Architecture's research trajectories.

  • Recent engagement with landscape architectural practice and the profession.

  • Ability to teach across course areas in landscape architecture.

  • Potential to generate funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

  • Evidence of research output including design projects (built or speculative), publications and public presentations.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, coordinate and teach programs at tertiary level, including the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.

  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the School

    School of Architecture and Urban Design within the College of Design and Social Context

    The School of Architecture and Urban Design delivers innovative scholarship in architecture, landscape architecture, interiors and related fields of design.

    Innovation in learning and teaching is a key strength of the school. Practice- based and vertically integrated scholarship involving students, staff and practitioners provides an 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 is leading the establishment of international excellence in research which is aligned to and working with RMIT's global network of partnerships, industries and cities, another of the University's key strategic aims. It is recognised as the world leader in Design Practice Research with distinguished practitioner PhD cohorts geographically clustered around activities in Melbourne, Barcelona and Ho Chi Minh City.

    https:// landscapearchitecture.rmit.edu.au/

    https: // www. rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/architecture-and-urban-design

    www. rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/architecture-and-urban- design/practice-based-research

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Jenny.Seo@rmit.edu.au

    https: // www. rmit.edu.au/content/dam/rmit/au/en/careers/position- descriptions/lecturer-pd-la.pdf

    Applications close on 14th October at 11.59pm.

    Applications Close:

    14 Oct 2022 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

    Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreakhere.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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