University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Lecturer in Learning & Teaching


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Lecturer in Learning & Teaching

Job no: 0045956 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time, Continuing Faculty: Architecture, Building and Planning Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Learning and Teaching) within the Built Environments Teaching + Learning (BEL+T) group.

  • The appointee will make significant contributions to learning and teaching, and to research and engagement that focuses on their demonstrated expertise.
  • It is an opportunity for a talented academic to join a motivated, engaged and collegiate cohort of Faculty staff
  • 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 successful candidate will join the Built Environments Teaching + Learning (BEL+T) group led by A/Prof Kate Tregloan. The group explores contemporary and emerging teaching methods, tailored to built environment disciplines and to specific pedagogic challenges and opportunities.

    This opportunity allows the successful candidate to make significant contributions to learning and teaching, and to research and engagement that focuses on their demonstrated expertise in this area. They will undertake an important role in the Built Environments Learning + Teaching (BEL+T) group to support the Faculty's strategic initiatives focused on the improvement of Teaching Quality and Student Engagement, widening participation, curriculum development, and inclusive teaching practices. Focused projects in the short- term will support teaching practice development for all staff, incorporation of indigenous knowledges in built environments programs, effective measures of teaching quality, and development of design and pedagogy in specific subjects.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Report to the BEL+T group lead, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), while undertaking a key role in the development of Teaching and Learning quality in the Faculty.
  • Initiate, lead and collaborate on research projects within the Faculty and in other collaborative academic research endeavours across the University, including projects aimed at attracting external competitive and/or consultant research funding.
  • Supervise RHD students and their research projects as the opportunity presents.
  • Who We Are Looking For The successful applicant will bring to the role an established substantive research specialisation in this field and demonstrate a high level of research performance and promise relative to the level of appointment.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD degree in a built environment discipline related to the one or more of the courses in the Faculty of ABP, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • Demonstration of excellent Teaching Quality outcomes preferably while working with others to improve overall school/faculty performance in a tertiary education environment;
  • Successful delivery of learning and teaching focussed initiatives such as: student engagement; inclusive and student-centred teaching approaches; professional development for teachers; support for subject design and/or teaching practice.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Your New Team – 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 BEL+T group was established in 2018 within the Faculty to focus on the research and delivery of excellent education in built environment disciplines. The work draws on creative problem solving and design-led approaches, evidence-based research methodologies, and project-focused consultancy, to improve teaching quality and student engagement.

    The BEL+T site can be found here: https: //

    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.

    Be Yourself 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 any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    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
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nancy Ale 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.

    Advertised: 15 Sep 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 27 Oct 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details


    Lecturer in Learning & Teaching


    University of Melbourne




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 27, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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