Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Majdi Faleh worked for the University of Western Australia, where he taught at the School of Engineering and Mathematics, School of Earth and Environment, and the School of Design. He also lectured in China at Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in Harbin and Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XUAT). Majdi is also a registered architect, and he worked at international architecture firms including HKS (USA), DIFFUS (Denmark), and Architecture Studio (Paris).
Some of his most exceptional academic achievements include being awarded the prestigious grant, The Fulbright Scholarship, as well as the Australian Government RTP scholarship to pursue his doctorate. His PhD thesis, "A Holistic Ethical System of Architecture in the Time of Globalization: Between Dubai and the Medina of Tunis", examined the design challenges and ethical issues that architecture and the built environment are facing in the Islamic world, and in particular in Tunisia and the UAE.