Senior Lecturer in Education, Early Years and Primary Literacy

Melbourne, Australia
Oct 29, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 26, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
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 is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces

About the role

The Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years & Primary Literacy) will be at the forefront of literacy education in Australia and have a strong, developing international reputation. This position will make effective contributions to teaching and learning, research and scholarship, engagement, leadership and service within the the MGSE Language and Literacy Education (LALE) Cognate Group.

The Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years & Primary Literacy) is responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will have the opportunity to contribute to Executive and Custom education programs both locally and interstate, and to other key research and scholarly projects undertaken by the LALE Cognate Group. This position will be involved with subject development (including the development of online pedagogies) and subject coordination, as required.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • Contribute to the current developments and policy debates relating to early language and literacy education and teaching in early childhood settings and primary schools;
  • Contribute to the research performance of the MGSE through high-quality publications and the ability to attract research funding;
  • Be expected to provide mentoring to staff, as required, and to contribute to the collective research and engagement activities of the LALE Cognate Group; and
  • Contribute to the community, such as through involvement in professional associations and/or the provision of professional development or other such activities.


  • 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

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Applications close: 26 Nov 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time