Professor (Associate Professor) Urban Planning
and Design

  • Shape future practice by establishing the discipline of urban planning at Australia's largest university
  • Build an urban planning research culture within an interdisciplinary spatial context
  • Caulfield campus

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Monash University seeks an outstanding candidate to be the Foundation Professor (or Associate Professor) of Urban Planning and Design within the Department of Architecture, in the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA). MADA is a vibrant centre of creative practice, enriching the human experience through transformational design and visual practice. It encourages connections between art, design, architecture, and now urban planning, through design-based teaching, research and traditional scholarship as well as integrating with other disciplines to solve emerging societal challenges.

As Program Director, you will set and deliver the strategy for the discipline of urban planning within an interdisciplinary context at MADA. You will establish complementary academic and research programs in order to develop a distinct profile, with impact on the local and global planning environment. The Master of Urban Planning and Design will be offered from 2018 and will have strong connections with other urban thinkers across the University, from engineering and science to geography and economics. The course will be locally and internationally networked within a broad community of practitioners, educators and researchers. The MADA program extends traditional planning education with an understanding of integrative design practices to shape our cities to the evolving culture, economy and climate.

The position forms part of the leadership team of the Department of Architecture, and is expected to work closely with colleagues to advance MADA disciplines within the University and externally.

Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent higher degree in urban design, urban planning, architecture landscape architecture or a related planning field or, in exceptional circumstances, demonstration of equivalence through research-based practice, accompanied by a strong vision for urban planning and design education and practice and research excellence.


The appointment will be made at a level appropriate to the successful candidate's qualifications and experience and will be on a continuing basis. It will include the role of Program Director for a period of up to five years with the opportunity for renewal.

The Benefits

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiable for an outstanding candidate at Level E. Appointment at Level D will attract remuneration within the range $AUD158,900 to $AUD175,050, including 17% superannuation. Relocation travel, removal allowance and salary packaging are available.

Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements.

Enquiries only to

Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to Professor Shane Murray, Dean, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University, +61 3 9903 2494


Your application must address the Key Selection Criteria, please refer to "How to apply for a Senior Academic Position" and information on how to apply at

Closing date: Friday 10 February 2017, 11:55pm AEDT

Note: Monash University closes down from COB 21 December 2016 and reopens Tuesday 3 January 2017.
The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation.

posted: 20 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.