Professor of Education

Moreton Bay, Australia
Nov 04, 2020
End of advertisement period
Dec 07, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary Level:    Classification Level E (Salary A$187,501 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions) 
Appointment:   Full-time, ongoing
Location:          USC Moreton Bay

USC is one of Australia’s fastest-growing universities, experiencing exponential growth in student population and consistent five-star ratings for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide. USC is committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to our students, delivering innovative research with real impact, as well as engaging with the community and contributing to the aspirations of our local regions.


USC’S Moreton Bay campus is Australia’s newest state-of-the-art university location opened in March 2020. This campus is the anchor educational institution in an exciting new innovation hub located around 30km north of Brisbane.  

USC’s Moreton Bay campus offers world-class study opportunities and services to its local community. Our programs align with a newly developed regional economic development strategy. We offer our expertise to a range of community and industry bodies. With strong enrolments since opening, we are on track to enable the region to grow and realise its ambitions by unlocking education and job opportunities in a wide range of professions.  Strategically located with a train station at our doorstep, our campus connects the local community directly with Brisbane. 

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC.


USC is a university founded by our community, based on the belief that opportunity is everywhere.

We’re a young ambitious university, not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking. 

With annual growth in enrolments exceeding targets and research rated as exceeding world standard in many fields, we are an exciting, vibrant organisation.

We are committed to – and ambitious for – our regions. We want to make our region a better place. With campuses at Sippy Downs, Gympie, Fraser Coast, Caboolture, and Moreton Bay, our footprint extends the entire Sunshine Coast corridor.

We are consistently rated one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience. This is because every student matters to us.

We embrace innovative blended learning delivery that mixes face-to-face and online modes. This enables flexible work arrangements where you have the ability to work on or off campus as needed.

We are a university with plans to grow - you can grow with us and we can provide academic leadership programs to help you get there.

You can work with collaborative Heads of School who celebrate your teaching and support your research.

We are revamping the provision of our academic services to provide centralised and increased support for your teaching, research and HDR administration – so you can focus on what you really want to do.

We have campuses in amazing locations.

Come join our team of world class academics and make a contribution to the education of our community while also building and extending your career in this fresh environment.

We see opportunity everywhere.  If you see it in yourself, come work with us.


The School of Education and Tertiary Access is a vibrant hub of energetic, passionate and knowledgeable staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students and doctoral candidates committed to quality studies in the discipline of Education and to supporting potential students to follow pathways to access tertiary education. The School comprises a strong team of academic staff who are experts in their fields and who design and deliver innovative and engaging educational programs. Our core business is initial teacher education, outdoor and environmental studies, and tertiary access programs, as well postgraduate and research studies in Education.

The School prides itself on its collegial approach to research and support of early career academic staff members, and boasts many co-authored publications in high quality journals. The Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre is hosted by the School and connects many academic staff through its transdisciplinary research focus. School objectives include sustaining the University’s five-star ranking for learning and teaching, enhancing blended learning opportunities, increasing research capacity and outputs in fields of education and extending engagement with schools. USC has one of the highest employment rates for teaching graduates in Australia, with more than 85 percent employed fulltime. 

The School is seeking to recruit and appoint an inspirational academic at professor level to join our dynamic team of community-focused and dedicated educators. The successful applicant will bring an established research agenda that tackles big ideas in education, a credible national and international research profile and a track record of quality publications and attainment of research grant funding.   


Professor Shelley Dole
Head, School of Education and Tertiary Access
Telephone: + 61 7 5456 3757


Midnight, Monday 7 December 2020


All applicants MUST provide a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria contained within the position description and their resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and effectively address selection criteria is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.