Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, Urban
Planning and Design

Job No: 563900
Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Art Design and Architecture
Department of Architecture
Location: Caulfield campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $112,789 - $130,054 pa Level C /
$135,812 - $149,616 pa Level D
(plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • 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

The Opportunity

We seek an outstanding candidate at Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer level to lead the new discipline 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/Coordinator, you will set and deliver the strategy for the discipline of urban planning within an interdisciplinary context at MADA. It is expected that 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 position is expected to work closely with colleagues to advance MADA disciplines within the University and externally.

You will have a PhD or equivalent higher degree in urban planning or a related planning field or, in exceptional circumstances, demonstration of equivalence through research-based practice, accompanied by a strong vision for urban planning 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. This will include the role of Program Director/Coordinator for a period of up to five years.

The Benefits

Appointment at Level D will attract remuneration within the range $135,812 - $149,616 while appointment at Level C attracts $112,789 - $130,054. Both include 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. Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


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


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Closing Date: Monday 17 July 2017, 11.55pm AEST

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