Industry Fellow in Land Administration and Cadastral Surveying

RMIT University


Industry Fellow - Land Administration & Cadastral Surveying

Job no: 595685
Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Engineering, Research, Science, Education, Technology

  • Lead collaboration and partnership with the Surveying and Geospatial industry
  • Academic Level B-E + 17% Superannuation and flexible working arrangements 
  • Fixed-term contract for 3 years, based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University 

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM) fields.  We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before. It is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

About the role

The Industry Fellow - Land Administration and Cadastral Surveying Specialist, will contribute to the teaching, research and engagement activities of the School, specifically in connection with Cadastral Surveying and Land Administration within the Geospatial Science discipline, working collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the STEM College. The Fellow will deliver highly quality, innovative, engaging, and industry-relevant learning experience to students by encouraging them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  They will also actively engage, maintain, and lead collaboration and partnership with the Surveying and Geospatial industry and professional communities. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to contribute towards identifying, developing and securing industry-based funding for impactful R&D activities that innovate and introduce new products and services.

About you 

You will bring to the role excellence in Cadastral Surveying and Land Administration teaching and learning, including the ability to contribute to high quality curriculum or program materials.  The role will require you to be innovative in teaching, including online or blended delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or course materials.

Key to the role will be your outstanding engagement, collaboration and leadership experience in the surveying industry in Victoria, Australia, and/or internationally. You will have the ability to plan, implement, and lead work-integrated learning activities in Cadastral Surveying and Land Administration, inspiring students, colleagues, and industry to created transformative work-integrated learning experiences. A vision towards developing and fostering an intelligent cadastre system under digital transformation will be highly desirable.  You will have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with staff, industry and government bodies and be able to collaborate on projects within time and budget constraints. 


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent industry experience in Land Administration and Cadastral Surveying or a closely related field.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

Bring Your Whole Self to Work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

To Apply  

Please submit your CV, cover letter and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. For further information, please contact Professor Suelynn Choy, Associate Dean, Geospatial Science via email 

Download File PD - Industry Fellow CadSurv.pdf

Applications close Sunday 16 May 2021 at 11:55pm. 

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: 

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. 

Application close: 16 May 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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