Lecturer In Urban Planning

at University of Melbourne

The Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne seeks to appoint a Lecturer Level B in the field of Urban Planning.

The successful candidates will demonstrate both accomplishment and continued promise in their relevant areas of expertise, with a record of recognised scholarly and, ideally, also professional work. They will have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research and engagement in specific domains within the urban planning discipline.

The ability to influence and stimulate the experience of an international body of students, through a range of learning and teaching initiatives, will be key to these roles. The successful candidates will work with their Faculty colleagues to refine and deliver academic programs while enhancing the interdisciplinary culture of the Faculty and its Urban Planning Program. They will teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels and will participate in the supervision of research higher degree students.

The appointee will have an established research specialisation in urban planning, and demonstrate a high level of research performance and/or potential relative to the level of appointment. They will be expected to contribute to the high standard of research and publication within the Program and to cultivate research links with other groups and disciplines on campus, and with industry and the professions.

Applicants from all specializations in any field of Urban Planning are welcome, though we especially seek applicants with the capability and interest to teach research methods appropriate for urban planners, ideally with the potential to add to the Urban Planning Program's international profile and expertise, and with an interest in one of the following specialisms:

1.1 Spatial planning, housing and transport

The successful candidate will have a proven capability to contribute significantly to teaching and scholarship on spatial planning with regard to the housing and transport nexus including an interest in issues of housing affordability. Experience and knowledge of infrastructure provision and policy as part of urban/spatial planning is highly desirable. She or he will preferably have experience in lecture and studio-based teaching. An interest and ability to teach across a range of these areas will be crucial to this role.

1.2 Social planning and associated methods

The successful candidate will contribute significantly to teaching and scholarship in, for example, aspects of land use, housing and community planning as these intersect inter alia with issues of indigenous, young, ageing, or marginalized populations as well as teaching methodology relevant to these social planning subjects. Experience and knowledge of international and national issues of disadvantage and inclusivity, physical design and planning, community engagement and regulatory regimes is desirable, as is a thorough working understanding of urban design and demographic analysis.

1.3 Environmental sustainability and planning

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and scholarship in, for example, aspects of the theory, policy and planning practice relating to resilient, circular, transition, eco- or sustainable towns and cities, climate change and urban planning policy and practice, urban containment and green infrastructure policy and planning, natural hazard management, and environmental impact assessment. The candidate will have a thorough understanding of environmental processes, and the impact of human development on these environmental processes.

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