Queensland University of Technology, Senior Lecturer/Assoc. Professor in Planning; deadline 3-September-2013

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Reference: JOB36664
Application deadline: CLOSED

The School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment is seeking a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Planning to play a leadership role in research and teaching in the Property and Planning Discipline. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research publication and grant record with strong links to the urban and regional planning professional community.

Position Title: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Planning
Reference: 13352
Closes: 3 September 2013
Organisational Area: Property and Planning Discipline, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty
Campus: Gardens Point
Salary Range/Classification: $AUD100 066 pa to $AUD115 397 pa (Level C); $AUD120 483 pa to $AUD132 744 pa (Level D)
Plus Superannuation: 17% employer contribution
Status: Ongoing, full-time
Contact: Professor Stephen Kajewski, Head of School, Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, +61 7 3138 2676
HR Contact: Anya Levina, HR Advisor, +61 7 3138 4134
Open to: Australian and International applicants

When applying for this position we encourage you to upload your response to the selection criteria.

Appointment will be made at Level C or Level D depending on qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Applicants should nominate the level for which they are applying and address the selection criteria for the nominated level. The University reserves the right to appoint at either classification level.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Faculty Overview
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the engines of growth that underpin modern society and have a wide-reaching impact on our everyday lives. As Australia moves towards a knowledge- based economy, investing in research and education in these fields prepares both our students to have numerous graduate opportunities, and our economy to consistently innovate in the face of global competition.

The Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT was established in 2012 and has created a new era in STEM education with a repositioning of courses and research in these areas. Through the delivery of world class teaching and research combined with productive and sustainable partnerships the Faculty’s vision is to be a national and international leader in advancing the frontiers of science and engineering to shape our future environments. The Faculty comprises six schools being:

  • Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Information Systems
  • Mathematical Sciences

Within these schools 21 discipline areas are working together to transform our research, learning and teaching programs. Nearly 10,000 students and 950 dedicated Higher Degree Researchers are embracing the Faculty’s wide range of courses including an innovative new science degree introduced in 2013. Underpinning the transformation is the $230 million new Science and Engineering Centre at the Gardens

Point campus - a world leading model and dynamic community hub providing exciting new learning and research spaces to put QUT at the forefront of STEM education.

The Faculty is engaged in significant partnerships with leading national and international companies including Schlumberger, Boeing, BAC, SAP, Shell and Woolworths as well as associations such as the Qld Resources Council, major industry bodies and many national and state government departments.

The Faculty’s strength will continue to grow with its partnership with QUT’s new Institute for Future Environments (IFE). Working together the Faculty and institute will engage researchers in large scale programmatic activities, allowing coordinated research to be undertaken at scale to address the global challenges of the future. In addition, the Faculty will continue its strong commitment to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) with many researchers spanning both areas.

To guide achievement of QUT and Faculty aspirations a five year integrated set of strategies and stretch targets has been developed around major goals in:

  • Transforming People and Place
  • World Class Learning and Teaching
  • World Class Research
  • Productive and Sustainable Partnerships

The period 2013-2015 will be a critical development and growth window for the Faculty with a strong focus on building Capability, growing Capacity, repositioning our Courses and how we teach them, making stronger and more effective Connections and transforming our Culture to deliver outstanding achievements.

The School
The School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment focuses on innovative responses to existing and emerging community, commercial and industrial challenges. We do this through strong discipline research depth manifesting itself through comprehensive multi-disciplinary solutions to emerging issues; a suite of contemporary undergraduate courses recognized nationally; industry-responsive postgraduate and executive education offerings flexible delivery; and a seamless and symbiotic industry engagement across the disciplines. The Property and Planning Discipline is one of three disciplines within the School and engages is a strongly collegial and collaborative manner across teaching and research with the Civil Engineering Discipline and the Construction and Project Management Discipline.

DUTY STATEMENT

Position Purpose
The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Planning will play a leadership role in developing and integrating research, teaching and application within the Property and Planning Discipline, the School, the Faculty and the University as well as within the community, both scholarly and general. The successful candidate will have a broad vision and understanding of Urban and Regional Planning and a strong research record in the areas of infrastructure, governance, communities or planning law. The successful candidate will teach in property and planning and supervise higher degree research students.

Organisational Relationships
The position will report to the Head of School, Civil Engineering and the Built Environment and will liaise extensively with discipline staff and other staff within the School, the Faculty and the University as well as where relevant with external government, industry, community and profession representatives.

DUTY STATEMENT – SENIOR LECTURER (LEVEL C)

General standard
A Senior Lecturer is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of a School/Faculty or other organisational unit or an interdisciplinary area. An academic at this level is also expected to play a major role in scholarship, research and/or professional activities.

Specific duties
Specific duties of a senior lecturer may include:

Academic leadership

  • Initiation and development of course material.
  • Course coordination.
  • Broad administrative functions.
  • Attendance at school and/or faculty meetings and a major role in planning or committee work.
  • Providing advice and support to more junior academic staff.

Research and scholarship

  • The conduct of research.

Teaching performance and leadership

  • Exercising a significant role in teaching and teaching development within the University.
  • The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions.
  • The preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars.
  • Supervision of the program of study of honours students and of postgraduate students engaged in course work.
  • Marking and assessment.
  • Consultation with students.
  • Development and promotion of innovative teaching methods.
  • Production of teaching materials for students for whom the academic has responsibility.

Professional leadership

  • Substantial involvement in professional activity.

Other

  • Accountable for effective supervision including on-the-job safety training, the implementation of health and safety policies and procedures and the conduct of safe work practices.

DUTY STATEMENT – ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (LEVEL D)

General standard
An Associate Professor is expected to make a significant contribution to all activities of the organisational unit or interdisciplinary area and play a significant role within his/her profession or discipline. Academics at this level may be appointed in recognition of their distinction in their disciplinary area.

Specific duties
Specific duties of an Associate Professor may include:

Academic leadership

  • The development of and responsibility for curriculum, programs of study, research projects, industry and community collaborations.
  • Developing and being involved in administrative matters within the School, the research portfolio, or other comparable organisational unit and within the institution; this will include attendance at School and Faculty meetings and a major role in planning or committee work.
  • Fostering a vibrant and collaborative culture of research within the area of expertise.
  • Providing advice and support to more junior academic staff.

Research and scholarship

  • Fostering excellence in research within the University and university system.
  • The conduct of research at a nationally competitive level, including: 1) securing external research funding and the successful completion of research projects; 2) supervision of research students and research fellows; 3) publication of research outcomes; 4) leadership of research within the Faculty and one or more of the Faculty’s thematic areas; 5) engagement with external end-users of research and partner research organizations, such as Cooperative Research Centres; and 6) engagement with QUT’s research institutes where appropriate.

Teaching performance and leadership

  • Leadership of, and effective participation in, teaching teams. Course coordination.
  • High level contribution to the quality assurance and improvement of academic programs.
  • The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions.
  • The preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars.
  • Supervision of the program of study of honours and postgraduate coursework students. Marking and assessment.
  • Consultation with students.
  • Development and promotion of innovative teaching methods.
  • Production of teaching materials for students for whom the academic has responsibility.

Professional leadership

  • Participating in and providing leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline, in professional, commercial and industrial sectors where appropriate.
  • Leading consulting projects and continuing professional education activities.

Other

  • Developing an international reputation for the relevant discipline at QUT.
  • The development, provision, promotion and evaluation of systems of work, managing the work environment, and providing appropriate instruction, supervision and enforcement leading to a safe and healthy workplace.

SELECTION CRITERIA – SENIOR LECTURER (LEVEL C)

Appointees must demonstrate an ability to undertake the duties prescribed for the position and must possess the necessary skills required for the position.

Subject to the preceding paragraph, to be appointed as a Senior Lecturer a candidate must meet the following selection criteria to the satisfaction of the selection panel and the authorising officer:

Qualifications
Completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area or equivalent accreditation or standing.

Academic and Professional Leadership
Demonstrated experience in providing leadership in an administrative role in a University or professional setting and record of successful interaction within these settings.

Teaching and Learning
Record of experience in teaching effectively including ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning and to supervise postgraduate students.

Research and Scholarship
Record of independent contribution to research/scholarship evidenced by publications and/or success in attracting research support.

Other skills and attributes
Knowledge of workplace health and safety principles which will enable the appointee to implement these principles at an appropriate level.

SELECTION CRITERIA – ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (LEVEL D)

Appointees must demonstrate an ability to undertake the duties prescribed for the position and must possess the necessary skills required for the position.

To be appointed as an Associate Professor a candidate must meet the following selection criteria to the satisfaction of the selection panel and the University Council:

Qualifications
Completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area or equivalent accreditation or standing.
A recognised professional qualification in property or urban and regional planning (or similar allied profession).

Academic and Professional Leadership
Record of achievement in providing leadership in a major administrative or managerial role in a University or professional setting and of significant contribution within these settings.

Teaching and Learning
Record of excellence and leadership in teaching and learning including scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning and supervision of postgraduate students.

Research and Scholarship
Record of substantial contribution to research/scholarship.

Other skills and attributes
Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines.
Knowledge of workplace health and safety principles which will enable the appointee to integrate and implement these principles at both a strategic and operational level.

Equivalent standing can be demonstrated by comparison of attainment in areas relevant to academic employment with the standard attained in a doctoral degree in the relevant discipline area.