The School of Architecture and Built Environment is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with expertise in Landscape Architecture.
Landscape Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is highly respected for industry connections and real-world application of research. The Landscape Architecture team strives to contribute to ethical and environmentally sound landscape architecture solutions that foster community health and well-being and lead to improved environmental conditions. Through teaching, research, and engagement we aim to influence the creation of sustainable public spaces that embody the traditions, needs, and strengths of diverse communities, and deeply respect the environmental context.
Our educational programs enable students to become innovative leaders in landscape architecture, as well as other built environment and design professions, with the skills and capacity to help create a better world. We recognise that Indigenous culture provides abundant examples of how to engage in sustainable relationships within the landscape. Our graduates are able to apply state of the art technical capacities to create environments that are inclusive, sustainable and just. Understanding that we work in a rapidly changing environment, students are adaptable and possess practical knowledge that enables them to work in a range of public, private, and community based organisations. Their capacities for reflection and deliberation make them sensitive to the ethics of good landscape architecture in both global and local environments. Teaching staff ensure that education is grounded in the best possible understanding of practice and the contemporary context that we are part of by being actively engaged in research and maintaining links to the profession and wider community.
Our research is strongly focussed on informing sustainable design solutions and contributing to the health and wellbeing of diverse environments and populations aligned to the wider United Nations sustainable development agenda.
The successful applicant will be strongly engaged in the School's education programs and in leading research in sustainability. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated academic with a passion for innovative teaching and delivering research outcomes that substantially address local and global issues of significance, such as addressing and responding to climate change and health and wellbeing. Experience and interest in landscape architecture related research topics, such as active living, accessibility, urban ecology, landscape horticulture, green infrastructure, wildlife habitat conservation, urban heat mitigation, flood and drought mitigation, disaster management, and air quality, among others, will be highly regarded.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record in research and be actively working toward future collaborations, funded projects, high-quality outputs, and higher degree research student training.
The ideal candidate will also provide leadership and service to the University and lead engagement with industry, the community, professional associations, alumni and other stakeholders.
This position reports to the Head of School for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).
Key responsibilities include:
• Undertake high quality research aligned to the research priorities of the School and Faculty and University and produce high-quality and impactful outcomes.
• Contribute to teaching excellence through curriculum development of new units in the architectural and built environment disciplines within the School, the redevelopment of existing units, preparation and delivery of lectures and tutorials, consultation with students, the coordination of units and assessment of students at undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels.
• Develop and deliver innovative teaching materials to meet evolving needs in Landscape Architecture that enhance outcomes for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in the School, Faculty and broader QUT community.
• Contribute to and enhance the vibrant, collaborative culture of research within the School while aligning the Faculty and University focus on sustainable futures with local, national and/or international research partnerships.
• Supervise undergraduate honours and postgraduate masters by research and PhD student research projects.
• Foster strong relationships with industry partners, the community, professional associations, alumni and other stakeholders and demonstrate positive leadership and impact on architectural professions and disciplines.
• Connect with the professional community to lead and influence the landscape architecture profession and discipline.
• Implement and administer University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education, workplace health and safety, diversity, equity and inclusion.
View the job details at: https://qut.nga.net.au/?jati=0F5EA5EB-3CB4-C19B-9017-D1624C7AB1F5
Applications Close: 26 March 2023 at 11.30pm