Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Lecturer - Industrial Design


Closing in 15 days


  • Full-time , Continuing position for a Lecturer in Industrial Design

  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About The Position

    The Lecturer role necessitates a commitment to advancing the teaching and research initiatives of the School of Design within the field of Industrial Design. This involves conducting independent teaching across undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels: encompassing curriculum design, implementation, and assessment of courses while incorporating feedback for continuous improvement. The Lecturer is responsible for engaging in independent professional activities, scholarship, and research projects, managing timelines and budgets, publishing research outcomes, and supervising higher degree by research candidates. Administration duties, including potential course coordination or overseeing small award programs, further contribute to the comprehensive responsibilities of this role. The Lecturer is expected to actively contribute to the collaborative and collegial environment within the teaching team, staying abreast of developments in their subject area, and foster connections with academic, industry, and professional communities to promote the discipline and its programs effectively.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have:

    1. Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver courses and programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and the ability to produce high quality curriculum materials.

    2. Ability to undertake a course coordination role.

    3. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with, and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.

    4. Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, creative works, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

    5. Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates.

    6. Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

    7. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with a diverse community of higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

    Mandatory: PhD in relevant field.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the School

    The School of Design within the College of Design and Social Context consolidates RMIT's design fields of Communication Design, Industrial Design and Digital Design. While maintaining a focus on these disciplines, it embraces innovative approaches to interdisciplinary work. The School works closely with industry, the cultural sector and communities, including research collaborations, internships and industry partnered studios.

    The School of Design is global facing and delivers programs in Singapore and Vietnam and has a community of PhD researchers based in RMIT Europe and Asia.

    For more information about this school, visit the School homepage here.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as well as a folio of your own creative practice relevant to this role by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact [email protected]

    Position Description - Lecturer, Industrial Design

    Applications Close:

    17 Dec 2023 11.59 pm

    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 Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

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    Job details


    Lecturer - Industrial Design


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 17, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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