Education Fellow in Environmental Planning

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 24 Apr 2024

Job no: 0062121
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Part-time; Continuing
Architecture, Building and Planning
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – 108,906 p.a. p.a. plus 17% super

  • Actively contribute to engaged teaching, student experience, and student outcomes in Environmental Planning Education.
  • Develop and refine curriculum to ensure relevance to current industry standards and future challenges in Environmental Planning.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Environmental Planning Education Fellow is a dedicated specialist in education within the field, focused on enhancing student learning experiences and outcomes. Working closely with senior academic staff, this role involves developing teaching expertise, both individually and collaboratively, while also engaging in continuous professional development. With a key emphasis on curriculum development and alignment with industry standards, the Fellow significantly contributes to advancing the educational objectives of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the Melbourne School of Design, particularly in the Bachelor of Design and Master of Urban Planning programs, ensuring a dynamic and relevant learning environment for students.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute actively to a mix of subject co-coordination, delivery and tutoring for subjects aligned with the specialisation across the Bachelor of Design (planning pathway) and the Master of Urban Planning program, ensuring a coherent and integrated learning experience. 
  • Supervise Bachelor of Design Honors Theses and MUP Minor Theses. 
  • Contribution to scholarly presentations and publications or other relevant outputs. 

Who We Are Looking For

You will ideally possess a demonstrated ability to positively contribute to student education and support, both independently and collaboratively. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, along with the capability to effectively manage tasks autonomously and within a team setting, ensuring timely task completion and a cohesive working environment.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in the relevant discipline or near completion (preferably with specialization in environmental planning and/or urban sustainability), or a Masters in Urban Planning with relevant experience in practice
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and ability to prepare and deliver University teaching and learning materials and activities, face to face (and online where relevant) using a range of teaching methods across various class sizes

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

About - Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is the leading educational and research institution in the Asia-Pacific region addressing the design and realisation of environments. It actively seeks to extend the linkages between education, research and practice in the built environment, and maintains excellent and extensive relationships with members of the built environment professions, government, professional associations and the wider community.

The Faculty has over 200 staff and 3000 students, one third of whom are international. It is responsible for the undergraduate Bachelor of Design degree, and offers majors in architecture, landscape architecture, property, construction, and urban planning.

The Faculty’s graduate school, the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), teaches accredited masters courses across the professional disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban Design and Urban Planning.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected] , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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