Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Urban Planning and Design – Opportunity at Monash University – AUSTRALIA.

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  • Post Date: November 5, 2021
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Job Overview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Urban Planning and Design

Urban and Regional Planning | UCLA Graduate Programs

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Project

The project Remaking Post-industrial Plans: Urban Industrial Zoning Past and Future is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 

The project blends interdisciplinary approaches from urban planning, geography, and history to examine the changing functions and roles of urban industrial land. Through digital archival mapping, on-site analysis, and planner interviews, this project will develop a deeper understanding of how industrial lands and their regulatory settings are linked to changes in urban development over time. The project will also produce new knowledge that equips policymakers to plan and zone for contemporary and future urban industrial activity within sustainable development goals.

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to the research project and will work closely with Professor Carl Grodach and Dr Elizabeth Taylor of Monash University, and Associate Professor Joe Hurley of RMIT.

The Research Fellow will conduct research in support of two research project themes:

Theme 1 – Contemporary and Future Urban Industrial Districts

This research theme focusses on the relationships between planning regulations and the development of contemporary industrial districts. The Research Fellow will study adaptations of industrial space that enable new business development and work opportunities that respond to the changing nature of work and land use in Australia. How do changes in zoning and other land use controls shape the function and mix of activities that occupy industrial land? How can policymakers better integrate industrial activity into sustainable and resilient land use agendas?

Theme 2 – Historical Trajectories of Urban Industrial Zoning

This research theme focusses on the historical development of industrial zones in Melbourne, compiling and exploring original archival research into the trajectories of specific sites and planning policies over the 20th century. The candidate will analyse spatial and temporal relationships between zoning and related planning regulations, and businesses located in industrial zones. They will draw on and expand approaches to long-term change from historical GIS, environmental history, urban history and related fields by revealing temporal and spatial patterns and relationships between zoning and industrial activity.

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

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To Apply

Please provide:

  • Evidence of academic qualifications
  • Evidence of English-language proficiency
  • A curriculum vitae, including relevant research experience and list of any published works
  • A sole-authored academic writing sample
  • A statement (no more than two A4 pages) addressing:
    • Why you are interested in this research project
    • Your research experience, ability, and skills and how they are relevant to this project
    • How your academic or practice experience and qualifications are relevant for the project

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Professor Carl Grodach, Foundation Professor, Urban Planning and Design, +61 3 9903 2565

Dr Liz Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Urban Planning and Design, +61 3 9903 4719




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  • QualificationMaster's Degree(M.Sc.)
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