Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in City Planning

University of New South Wales Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, City Planning

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Lecturer

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, City Planning 

Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture - Built Environment 

  • 3 year - Convertible Tenure Track 
  • Full Time - 35 hrs/per week 
  • $110,459 to $153,921 + 17% Super and Leave Loading 
  • Based at Kensington Campus- Sydney, Australia 

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of UNSW’s newest faculty, Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA). Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth. We listen, challenge, create and share diverse knowledge about people, place and culture to enable lives with purpose.

We are six Schools, six research centres, home to three prestigious ARC Laureates, the stunning Esme Timbery theatre and Creative Practice Lab, UNSW Galleries, iCinema, the Design Futures Lab, and multiple other maker spaces, Institutes, Labs and Studios across our Kensington and Paddington campuses.

As a new faculty, it is our priority to develop an Indigenous Strategy to affect long-term change in the educational outcomes of Indigenous students and the intellectual and cultural integrity of Indigenous teaching and research across the faculty.

The Planning Program in the School of Built Environment is looking for an outstanding teaching and research academic to join our team. The Program offers PIA-accredited degrees in City Planning at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and working together with the City Futures Research Centre, represents one of the foremost centres for urban planning research and education in Australia and indeed internationally. Awarded a ‘5’ In the 2012, 2015 and 2018 ERA assessments in the ‘1205’ (now 3304) code, our commitment to both world-leading research and innovative, applied teaching provides the platform for educating Australia’s next generation of urban thinkers and practitioners.

We are looking for an early to mid-career academic with a strong research track record (relative to opportunity) and extensive teaching experience to help deliver our accredited degree programs and contribute to research excellence. In terms of urban planning specialisations of particular interest, we are especially keen to hear from applicants with interests in land-use planning, regulatory frameworks and policy reform, urban management, and development. As well as academic experience, ideally you will also have gained experience working as a practising planner, whether in urban policy, local government or private practice. Your primary teaching, engagement and leadership responsibilities will sit in the Planning Program. Where appropriate, you will be encouraged to pursue your research interests in conjunction with the City Futures Research Centre, and take advantage of interdisciplinary opportunities across the School, Faculty and University.   

The level on appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 

A level B academic is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the school and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession and discipline. An appointment at Level C is expected to make significant contributions in both teaching and research, with the latter evidenced in a firm, upward trajectory of Q1 scholarly journal publications and Category 1 research funding aligned to ERA 1205/3304.


Specific accountabilities for this role include.

  • Teaching and/or coordinating courses within the City Planning program (and where required other programs) with a focus on the continued development of existing and new curriculum material as required.
  • Initiation and development of subject material, with particular responsibility for statutory and land use planning, regulatory frameworks and policy reform, urban management and development.
  • Acting as subject coordinators and develop respective courses as designated to upgrade and improve the teaching and student experience.
  • The preparation and delivery of lectures or seminars; undertaking assessment and marking.
  • Supervision of BCP (Hons) and MCP students in completion of their capstone research projects and theses.
  • Build and maintain a profile of high-quality research in the area of urban planning expertise including expectations tied to the preparation of high-quality academic research outputs and preparation of Cat1-4 research grants. 
  • Involvement in professional activity, including working with our industry partners in support of the BCP (Hons) Practicum Year.
  • A range of administrative functions the majority of which are connected with the subjects in which the academic teaches.

Attendance at departmental and/or faculty meetings and/or membership of a number of committees

    Please ensure you address all the Skills & Experiences required, as listed in the Position Description, on a separate document.

Download File Position Description - Lecturer_Senior Lecturer - City Planning- Level BC.pdf


Professor Simon Pinnegar- Discipline Director 

E: s.pinnegar@unsw.edu.au

Applications close:  Monday 24th May 2021 10.00pm (AEST) 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the skills & experience to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 24 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time


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