Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Landscape Architecture)

at RMIT University

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. 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 discipline is developing particular interest in the rapidly-changing greater Melbourne region as a site of landscape investigation with opportunities to draw on and strengthen industry relationships in this context. 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 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Landscape Architecture) will take a leadership role in teaching, research and industry relationships in the Landscape Architecture programs. This will include developing and teaching innovative and high -quality courses, as well as collaborating with and mentoring other staff on teaching matters. The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Landscape Architecture) will also take a leadership role in developing and delivering high quality research projects that extend the Landscape Architecture discipline's capacity through publication, exhibition and funding. This will include mentorship and collaboration with other staff, and the development of strong relationships with industry partners. This role will also include the Program Manager role for the Master of Landscape Architecture. This is a three-year role taking academic leadership and management of the MLA, and working with the Associate Dean (Landscape Architecture) and the management group in the Landscape Architecture Discipline to create a cohesive and productive working environment.

Skills & Experience Required

The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Landscape Architecture) will demonstrate experience in high quality innovative teaching with a strong design-led focus, and a well-developed research trajectory related to the landscape architectural design research agenda of the Landscape Architecture Discipline at RMIT. This role requires experience in the management of academic processes at course, program and School level, and experience in dealing with all aspects of the research process, from the conceptual to the institutional and industry level. This role requires highly developed communication and management skills and excellent time management capacity. In order to support this wide-ranging work, we seek people who work across different aspects and modes of landscape architectural practice, across discipline boundaries, and at a range of scales, landscape programs and types. 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.

Mandatory: PhD Qualification

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Katrina Simon or to view position descriptions a view position description, please visit and search using job reference number #572624

Applications close 03 February 2019.

Applications should clearly indicate in your cover letter 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. #LI-EX

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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