Lecturer in Primary Language and Literacy

Melbourne, Australia
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term to 31 December 2021
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $100,849 - $119,753 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

  • Join Australia's Number 1 University †
  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
  • Use your expertise and innovative thinking to have an impact. 

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia’s education system. MGSE’s Master of Teaching courses utilise a clinical teaching model which links academic theory with classroom practice.

About the role

The MGSE is seeking a Lecturer in Primary Language and Literacy who will make effective contributions to teaching and learning, scholarship, engagement and leadership and service within the Primary Literacy Team and the Language and Literacy Education (LALE) Cognate Group more broadly.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will be:

  • 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.
  • Involved with subject development (including the development of online pedagogies) and subject coordination, as required.
  • Expected to contribute to MGSE’s local and international reputation through targeted scholarly activity in alignment with MGSE’s strategy and priorities.
  • Required to supervise research students and may be involved in research training.
  • Required to perform Clinical Specialist duties in the Master of Teaching program, working in Primary schools to support pre-service teachers and to link theory with practical application.

A contribution to the community will also be expected through involvement in professional associations and/or the provision of professional development or other such activities.

If you can demonstrate your expertise in these areas, you are encouraged to apply for the position and join a team of highly talented and motivated staff.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits


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.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Position Description


Advertised: 12 Apr 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 05 May 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time