Senior Lecturer, Engagement, Partnership and Collaboration in Higher Education

Melbourne, Australia
Oct 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 15, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $126,128 - $145,431 (Level C)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces 

About the role

While based in the MGSE, the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) supports the professional development of University of Melbourne staff and graduate researchers, and those working in higher education nationally and internationally, through its suite of programs, activities and resources. The Senior Lecturer (Engagement, Partnership and Collaboration in Higher Education) will conduct research and lead the Centre’s professional development of University staff in the broad area of universities’ engagement, partnership and collaboration with external organisations, communities and groups of individuals and maximise the relevance and influence of their research and teaching activities.

The Senior Lecturer will make an active contribution to the professional development of staff by developing, co-ordinating and teaching into award and non-award programs offered by the Centre; running seminars and workshops for staff and graduate researchers; contributing to professional development events run by the Centre; and developing stand-alone resources for professional development in the area of engagement, partnership and collaboration. This will also involve developing new provision, drawing on best practice globally including, for example, ‘Developing partnerships’, ‘Supporting student-led initiatives’, ‘Expanding opportunities for experiential learning’ and ‘Co-creating knowledge in communities’. The Senior Lecturer will be expected to draw on the latest educational policy and research in contributing to professional development programs, activities and resources.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will

  • Aim to keep ahead of the latest thinking nationally and internationally about universities’ innovations in this area and how these are represented in global rankings and impact indicators and provide informed advice on implementing relevant aspects of the University’s 2030 Strategy;
  • Contribute to the research performance of the Centre and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education through scholarly publications, supervision of Masters and PhD students and securing research funding; and
  • Be actively involved in all activities of the Centre and be engaged across the University.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme;
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions;
  • Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
  • Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your complete application will include a Cover Letter, address of the Selection Criteria and your CV.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Position Description


Applications close: 15 Nov 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time