Lecturer (Monash Water Sensitive Cities)

Monash University

Melbourne, VIC, AU

The Opportunity

Monash Water Sensitive Cities (MWSC) sits within our Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) and uses inter-disciplinary research to address challenges for urban water management and its links to the liveability and resilience of cities.  This research focus spans integrated urban water management and water sensitive urban design, urban water governance, urban climatology as well as environmental and public health protection.

To aid in continuing this focus, we now seek your interdisciplinary expertise in sustainable development and water sensitive cities to contribute to meaningful high-impact research, identify and develop new opportunities for water sensitive cities research and assist in profiling the work of MWSC as well as contribute to the teaching effort of MSDI.

In this opportunity, you will be responsible for conducting or overseeing original research in your area of expertise that relates to water sensitive cities, as well as engage in interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with key Monash researchers located across a number of Monash faculties. You will synthesise research outputs and translate them into products, tools and frameworks for practical application across water and land management sectors as well as contribute to, or individually prepare, articles and publications that profile the work, expertise and outputs of MWSC nationally and internationally.

In addition to this research focus, you will also initiate, develop and deliver lectures, seminars, executive education and workshops within your discipline, furthering the educational aims of the MSDI .

PhD qualified in a relevant area, your expertise and passion for sustainable development and urban water management will be highly regarded in this appointment, whilst your track record of academic achievement will ensure your capability to deliver effectively against the planned goals and outcome of this position.  Your prior engagement with industry, government and professional bodies will enable you to develop strong linkages across sectors, enabling you to advocate, drive policy and encourage the adoption of new knowledge arising from yours and others research. Your strengths in teaching and mentoring students will further enhance your success in this appointment.

If this sounds like a focus you are keen to pursue in your research and teaching career then we look forward to receiving your application!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Professor Rob Skinner, Director of Monash Water Sensitive Cities, 61 3 9905 9992 

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 18 February 2018, 11:55pm AEDT

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