Professor – Research Academic, Education - Curriculum, Early Childhood

Adelaide, Australia
09 May 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level E
Salary Range: $179,207 pa
Employment Type: Continuing, Full-time
Position Reports to: Dean (Research)
Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Professor Mike Nicholls 
Closing date: Friday, 14 June 2019 at 11 am 

Position Summary:

Flinders’ bold vision, captured by our Strategic Plan Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We live in an era of remarkable technological innovation, fast change, increasing competition and complexity. In order to flourish within this challenging environment, we have transformed our structure into six Colleges with an absolute focus on student success and exceptional research outcomes.  Our talented academic teams are well supported by customer-centric Professional Services staff, who share our commitment to excellence.

The College of Education, Psychology and Social Work is a unique constellation of disciplines which enables the delivery of world class research and teaching outcomes with a focus on individual and social transformation.  In our quest to create a College that truly leads we are seeking to build on our academic strengths with the appointment of a number of key positions.

With extensive expertise in the area of Curriculum, specifically in Early Childhood, the Professor in Education will provide research leadership and play a key role in setting the strategic goals aligned to the areas of strategic research for the University.  Ideally you will also have expertise in digital education or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning.

In this key leadership role, your professional standing and reputation will allow you to strengthen and collaborate with stakeholders both internally and externally, enabling the expansion of our research programs and reputation on an international scale.  Your exceptional interpersonal and mentoring skills will allow you to build research capability across the discipline, particularly for early and mid-career researchers, and lead the promotion of research higher degrees and fellowships to prospective domestic and international student markets.   

If you’re excited by change, if you have a passion for excellence and innovation, and if you want to work in an organisation dedicated to student success and outstanding research, this is your opportunity to make an impact.

Enquire now to become an integral contributor to the future of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.

Information For Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position description. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.