The Melbourne School of Design seeks experienced practitioners who are keen to share the reality of architectural practice with students for Semester 1, 2017.


Peter Raisbeck, of the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Design (MSD), is looking for architects with a commitment to architectural education to tutor in Architectural Practice in Semester 1 , 2017. The subject aims to develop a strong connection between MSD MArch students and architectural practice. The tutors are a key part of developing this connection. For many of the students in this class, this will be their first introduction to practice.

Using the traditional practice syllabus as a platform, the subject covers strategic thinking, emerging forms of collaboration, foresight and forecasting, negotiations, gender issues and knowledge futures. In 2017 lecture content will be delivered online, through lecture-based panel discussions and via structured tutorial case studies.

Ideally tutors in this subject will be registered architects, practitioners with post registration experience who are currently working in their own practices, or as project architects in medium to larger firms. It is expected that tutors will meet the challenge of teaching in a cross-cultural and diverse context.

The time commitment for tutors is significant and will include 11 x 90 minute tutorials plus 4 x 1 hour moderation sessions during the semester, as well as attendance at 2 x 1 hour lecture panel presentations. This is an opportunity to make a direct contribution to current debates about architectural practice. Tutors will also need to view the online lectures. There is approximately 32 hours of marking during the semester. Tutorials and lectures will be on Tuesday evenings.

To give students a sense of the reality of practice, each tutor will also be responsible for posting ‘a week in the life of the architect’ content to Instagram for one week of the semester.

For more information, see the Melbourne School of Design’s Session Staff Recruitment System.