The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (B/C)-Landscape Architecture


Closing in 19 days

Level B ($107,276-$126,894) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation Level C (130,810-$150,431) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation

Based at the Adelaide North Terrace campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University including the Waite Campus.

Design /Research Track Record to lead Landscape ‘Research Through Design' stream and design studio courses.

Continuing Full time Position

The School of Architecture and Civil Engineering are seeking a Lecturer at Level B or Level C to join their staff to deliver high quality teaching and research activity to the school and wider University.

The School of Architecture and Civil Engineering is one of Australia's leading educators across the disciplines of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The school offers a stimulating environment in which to work, and leaders within the school are dedicated to providing a rewarding work environment that recognises the contribution of all staff.

About you

This academic position is for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with teaching experience in landscape architecture with a highly developed design capacity and developing leadership. The appointee will be required to contribute to core teaching, research, and engagement duties across the landscape architecture and architecture disciplines. We are looking for a person to join the team who is creative and ambitious in landscape architecture and its evolution as a discipline and profession. We are interested in people with both a theoretical and practical approach and with deep experience as a design practitioner, studio teacher, scholar and researcher with a strong vision for the future of the practice. We invite applicants who can demonstrate experience and strength in design, applied technology and studio teaching as well as the capacity to develop and deliver curriculum in their area of specialisation.

The successful applicant will be required to develop research in areas of current landscape architectural concern, including practice-based research. The applicant should have the ability to attract high-quality postgraduate research students.

The applicant must demonstrate a designedly approach to teaching and have a strong portfolio of coursework linking to issues of national and international concern in the medium and practice of landscape architecture and urban design. Teaching strength is essential with the ability to develop and design critical, creative and immersive studio-based courses in collaboration with industry. Strong practical and theoretical connections and links to practice are essential to spearhead the capstone projects and to assist students to transition to professional practice.

The applicant is expected to link teaching and research efforts within the discipline and will be required to deliver courses within the field of landscape architectural design, in core course areas (including landscape architectural design studio, theoretical frameworks, environments and/or communications) and other course areas. They will participate in, and contribute to, the design culture broadly within the School and the University. This includes the ability to make connections across and between core areas of disciplinary knowledge and design across a range of scales.

The applicant (Landscape Architecture) will be required to teach and conduct core classes in Landscape Architecture including LARCH 7033 - Final Landscape Architecture Project, LARCH 7034 - Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation, LARCH7028 Studio Cultures Landscape Architecture, LARCH7029 Landscape Technology and/or LARCH7032 Advanced Ecology and lead and collaborate in the academic and administrative, consultative and coordination tasks involved with these courses. Functions associated with the position include presentation of lectures, tutorials and studios, assessment of students and course administration in line with the University's quality assurance requirements.

The successful applicant must be able to articulate a clear research enquiry integral to the landscape architecture discipline. We are looking for a particular capacity to integrate design approaches to emerging research methods in landscape architecture. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, design practice research and professional capabilities relevant to the discipline and course areas taught. They will also be expected to actively promote the Landscape Architecture Program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links, and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. The applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to AILA values including 'Connection to Country', ‘Gender Equity' and ‘Climate Positive Design'. Evidence of strong collaboration across disciplines is necessary as is the ability to foster relationships and lead projects within the school of Architecture and Civil Engineering. They will also be required to undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy and policies.

We encourage applications from women, and from people with diverse gender and cultural identities.

To be successful you will need:

1. A PhD in Landscape Architecture or a related area of Research.

2. Demonstrated experience in innovative and effective design studio teaching, course coordination, supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

3. Demonstrated ability to prepare, coordinate and teach programs at tertiary level, including to produce high quality, distinctive project, curriculum, or program level materials relating to LA practice.

4. A research track record with evidence of recent, sustained quality research outputs in Landscape Architecture or Urban Design, the supervision of Higher Degree by Research students, potential to generate research income and publications and/or public speaking relevant to school's strengths.

5. Demonstrated design ability with distinctive and innovative design practice projects.

6. Capacity to link disciplinary knowledge of landscape architecture with natural systems and innovative landscape architectural design practice and/or project design across a range of scales and disciplines.

7. Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to work confidently and effectively with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.

8. Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, potentially demonstrated through contribution to community and culturally inclusive landscape architecture education.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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How to Apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 17 th December 2023

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr. Scott Hawken

[email protected]

Associate Professor Katharine Bartsch

[email protected]

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job details


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (B/C)-Landscape Architecture


The University of Adelaide




November 14, 2023

Application deadline

December 20, 2023

Job type



Architecture and Design

About the employer

The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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