Associate Professor in Special Education

Brisbane, Australia
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Education and Professional Studies is a national leader in education research and innovative teaching programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School is one of the largest teaching areas of Griffith University with a diverse range of degree programs for more than 3000 undergraduate students offered in a range of programs including: early, primary, junior secondary and secondary teacher education; autism, inclusive and special education; adult and vocational education and training.

The opportunity

The position will commence with a Teaching and Research profile of which the appointee will be required to undertake teaching and research in their chosen area of expertise, as well as contribute to the School's teaching outcome supporting teaching excellence and research outcomes including alignment with relevant Centre/Institutes research agendas, publications and research success, higher degree research supervision and completions, and engagement activities. Future work allocations will be reviewed and in alignment with the operational and student-centred requirements of the School/Centre/Institute.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Mount Gravatt campus.

About you

As Associate Professor within the School of Education and Professional Studies you will have an outstanding international research profile, shown significant contribution to the profession/discipline, will be highly committed to teaching excellence, and will actively and effectively supervise honours and postgraduate research student projects. You will have demonstrated the ability to develop, convene and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs of study in the School which may include program coordination and/or conducting tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical or studio sessions, and student consultation, marking and assessment activities.

Salary range

Associate Professor, Level D: $136,454 - $150,331 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $159,652- $175,888 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position information pack.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position information pack by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position information pack.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Peter Grootenboer, Deputy Head of School (Research) on +61 (0) 7 555 28916 or

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 373 56548.

Closing date: Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 17:00 AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.