Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Landscape Architecture)

at RMIT University

  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 3 year fixed term
  • $94,671-$133,726 dependent on experience **+ 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. The School of Architecture and Urban Design delivers innovative scholarship in architecture, landscape architecture and interior 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. Landscape Architecture at RMIT has a lively tradition of ambitious and experimental design investigation through its design-led, studio-focused teaching and research. This teaching and research synergy is underpinned by a focus on the way knowledge is produced through practice - that landscape is observed, engaged with and understood through a range of 'ways of knowing'. The structure of the landscape architecture degrees is built around a range of vertically-integrated studios that include students from more than one year level. There is also a focus on enabling students to develop their own landscape agendas through design research and apply this to landscape architectural issues from their own significant places. The programs also have a commitment to the building and strengthening of relationships with Aboriginal communities, knowledge holders and Traditional Owner groups through the development of cultural awareness and capacity around Indigenous knowledge in Indigenous-led projects.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Industry Fellow (Landscape Architecture) will contribute to the teaching and research agendas of the Landscape Architecture programs, drawing on experience in and links to industry. This will include the development and delivery of industry-focused design studios and related courses and the development of a clear design research trajectory. The role also includes coordination and administration related to the successful delivery of teaching and research within the discipline. We are particularly interested in applicants with the enthusiasm and capacity for taking on the academic leadership and curation of different aspects of the programs, to broaden the experience and knowledge base of the teaching and research team.

Skills & Experience Required

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Industry Fellow (Landscape Architecture) will have experience in landscape architectural practice, experience in innovative teaching related to landscape architectural practice and also experience in design research as demonstrated through projects, publications, exhibitions and actual or potential funding. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and a proactive and collaborative approach to the work environment. We invite applications which demonstrate experience and strength in design thinking and studio teaching as well as the capacity to develop and deliver curriculum in areas of individual speciality. A number of positions is available for appropriately experienced staff to work across the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design (BLAD) and the professionally accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA). Successful applicants will also develop and extend their research into areas of current landscape architectural concern, being engaged in research including design-practice research projects and postgraduate supervision through the Practice Research Symposia (PRS). We are looking for people to join the team who are creative, critical and ambitious in their approach to landscape architecture and its future evolution as a discipline and profession. To thrive in this environment, staff have the ability to be self-driven but also collaborative. They also are able to demonstrate and inculcate the ability to link conceptual, technical, experiential and generative forms of landscape architectural knowledge in coherent and productive ways. We are interested in people who work across conceptual, scalar and disciplinary categories, including exploratory and generative uses of existing and emerging digital technologies.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Katrina Simon at +61 437 961 051 or katrina.simon@rmit.edu.au or to a view position description, please visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 572620****

Applications close Sunday the 3rd of February at 11:59pm

Applications should clearly indicate which position they are applying for and at which level. Applicants are asked to supply a covering letter addressing the relevant selection criteria, a portfolio of teaching and practice-related design work and a CV. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check. 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 Islander community.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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