Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer, Literacy

Melbourne, Australia
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Melbourne, Bundoora Campus
  • Full-Time, Continuing Position
  • Level C/D + 17% super (Level to be determined based on experience)

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Education is a collegial, collaborative and creative space for teaching, learning and research in the discipline of Education. The school recognises the value of education that is relevant and innovative and is therefore a dual sector school that works actively with industry, government and the community partners in real world settings to provide a range of programs from specially tailored intervention programs for young people at risk of leaving education to PhDs in education.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Associate Professor will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research efforts of the School, within the University, and with the community, professional, commercial and industrial sectors. More specifically, the Associate Professor is responsible for providing original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the School's Literacy Education programs, particularly in Primary and Secondary, and for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to this discipline at a national and international level.

The Senior Lecturer will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School. The role will work to make a significant contribution to the development, accreditation and delivery of the literacy related programs and to be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities associated with the Teacher Education Program.

Please note: The appointment level will be determined based on your experience level

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate for the role of Associate Professor, you will demonstrate ability to manage award program/s and lead program reviews, with a demonstrated distinction at a nationally and internationally recognised high quality, high impact research track record. You will demonstrate ability to lead improvement of academic standards, including implementing best practice teaching strategies and dissemination of innovative practices.

To be considered for the role of Senior Lecturer, you will have extensive professional experience and leadership in in Literacy Education, with the capacity to speak across Primary and Secondary spaces. You will have extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.

To Apply

For further information please contact Thembi Mason, Associate Dean Education on +61 3 9925 7729 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571729.

Applications close on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

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.