Professor/Associate Professor of Evaluation and Assessment

Brisbane, Australia
02 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Position

QUT Faculty of Education is seeking a Professor of Evaluation and Assessment with an international track record of outstanding academic leadership to inspire, mentor, and lead world-class applied educational research and teaching in evaluation and assessment.

As Professor/Associate Professor of Evaluation and Assessment in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, you will provide exceptional leadership in research with a strong capability to build national and international relationships across research groups, relevant professional associations and with industry.

You will play a collaborative role within the School, drawing on the outstanding team of academics working in various aspects of educational evaluation and assessment at individual, program, school and system levels. You will be a strategic thinker who will provide leadership in teaching postgraduate courses and professional development programs.

The successful candidate will be familiar with the state of educational assessment and evaluation from early childhood through to tertiary levels, nationally and internationally, with expertise in one or more of the areas of educational evaluation and program evaluation, particularly large-scale, multi-site national and international program evaluation.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate excellence in developing and leading diverse teams including mentoring and capacity building, articulating and implementing a strategic vision and plan, building internal and external partnerships, and in seeking and securing significant external funding.

This position reports to the Head of School of Teacher Education and Leadership for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide academic leadership and foster a vibrant and collaborative culture of research and teaching in evaluation and assessment.
  • Lead and contribute to evaluation and educational assessment teaching in courses and professional development programs drawing on real world experience to develop and promote innovative teaching methods.
  • Conduct outstanding and world-class research that advances the goals of the Faculty of Education and QUT.
  • Facilitate and mentor early and mid-career researchers and contribute to the growth and development of research capacity in education research within the Faculty including supervision of research students.
  • Propose and lead strategic research bids, and successfully secure funding, both from government bodies (national and international) and industry.
  • Identify, secure, and manage research collaborations with external partners and end-users from business, industry, government and communities (local, state, national and international).
  • Demonstrate and contribute to the thought-leadership defining 21st century standards of excellence in research design and practice.
  • Disseminate and promote the research, work, and outcomes both nationally and internationally.
  • Implement and administer University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.

The successful candidate may be appointed at Professor, Level E or Associate Professor Level D depending on their level of attainment against the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff). The position classification standards provide the basis to differentiate between the various levels of appointment and define the broad relationships between classifications.

The University reserves the right to appoint at either classification level.

Real World Capabilities

To deliver on QUT’s global, collaborative and connected vision requires a workforce that embodies the following capabilities:

  • Agility and openness to change
  • Connectivity and collaboration (intra and inter-disciplinary)
  • Cultural inclusion
  • Digital literacy
  • Future-focused thinking (strategic, innovative & design and entrepreneurial)
  • Global in intent and reach
  • Leadership of strategy, action and others
  • Performance and resource management

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an ongoing, full-time basis.


Kelvin Grove campus.

QUT is located in Brisbane, Queensland, a city with a unique blend of the old and new. At its heart, beautifully restored sandstone buildings provide a delightful backdrop to the city's glass towers. The inner city clusters around the loops of the Brisbane River, connected to leafy, open- skied suburban communities by riverside bikeways.

Brisbane residents enjoy a wide range of landscapes and lifestyles including ultra-modern shopping centres, pedestrian malls, alternative culture clusters, up-market commercial precincts and the South Bank Parklands. With over 1000 parks and gardens and the riverside Botanic Gardens at its centre, Brisbane is a green city.

Selection Criteria

  1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in evaluation and assessment or closely related fields.
  2. Record of outstanding leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated ability to capitalise on opportunities within a changing research/teaching/disciplinary context.
  3. Outstanding record of research / scholarship and world-class leadership in research / scholarship, as demonstrated by publications and research income, particularly large scale program evaluations.
  4. Significant evidence of ability to think strategically, adapt and remain future focused in a way that provides real impact and promotes innovative and real-world learning.
  5. Proven ability to lead, mentor and enhance research capacity among diverse teams.
  6. Proven record of excellence and leadership in teaching and learning including supervision of higher degree students.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is either:

  • Academic Level E (LEVE) (Professor) which has an annual remuneration of $214,561 pa. which is inclusive of an annual salary of $181,307 pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading.
  • Academic Level D (LEVD) (Associate Professor) which has an annual remuneration of $166,556 to $183,506 pa. which is inclusive of an annual salary of $140,742 to $155,065 pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. With competitive remuneration including superannuation, the University offers real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have ongoing full-time work rights in Australia. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Kar -Tin Lee, Head, School of Teacher Education and Leadership on (07) 3138 3803; or for further information about working at QUT contact Jenny Browne, Senior HR Partner on (07) 3138 0750.

QUT welcomes applications from candidates outside the greater Brisbane area. QUT may meet some travel and relocation expenses involved in the interview and employment commencing process.

QUT is proud to be an inaugural Athena SWAN charter member. We have extensive and established support programs for women in STEMM. For more information on the Athena SWAN charter, contact Tracy Straughan on (07) 3138 1584.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into consideration “performance or achievement relative to opportunity”. We recognise that many staff today have a range of personal circumstances, and career histories that challenge traditional ideas of an academic staff member. This may mean, for example, prioritising the quality of achievement rather than the quantity, as considerations of part - time employment, career interruptions and significant periods of leave are taken into account when assessing performance or achievement.

The selection panel is also committed to conducting a process which is fair and free from bias, including unconscious bias.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please visit for reference number 19632.

When applying for this position your application must include the following:

  • A current resume
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria

Applications close: 4 August 2019

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. We invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments, including the new $95M Education Precinct.

Further information about QUT can be obtained from the website at

Our Vision

The QUT Blueprint 5 is our institutional strategic plan. It sets out priorities, strategies and key performance indicators to drive greater coherence and coordination of our efforts. Our overall vision for the future is:

  • to provide outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates living in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change;
  • to focus on being a globally leading university that delivers solutions to the challenges of today and of the future through high-impact research that spans discipline boundaries and works in partnership with end users, leveraging our deep technological strengths and alignment to the human capital and innovation needs of the global economy;
  • to strengthen and extend partnerships with professional and broader communities to build our reputation as a source of knowledge that is applied to real world challenges.

Our Real World Learning 2020 Vision outlines our clear aspirations for our graduates and learner experiences, consistent with our distinctive identity as a university for the real world.

To enact this vision over the coming years we will continue to commit ourselves to a culture of collaboration, working closely with staff and students and with industry and community partners to support the evolving needs of our learners.

About the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is a national leader in teacher education and in many areas of education research.

Our undergraduate and graduate entry initial teacher education programs are accredited nationally and our early childhood programs are also accredited with ACECQA. Our postgraduate coursework and research degrees are highly regarded, and we have made a substantial investment in the development and delivery of real-world professional development short courses and modules.

We are a recognised leader in research and research training as evidenced by our ‘above world standard’ ranking overall in every Excellence in Research Australia assessment. We engage with many partners through ARC Discovery and Linkage research projects and lead Program 2: School Years in the Autism Cooperative Research Centre.

We have extensive links with partner organisations and universities in Australia and overseas. These include both large and small professional development contracts with the Queensland government, in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and USA. As a globally-connected faculty, we have worked with aid agencies (AusAid, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank) to implement learning and development programs that lead to social advancement.

In keeping with our vision for excellence in learning and teaching, the University has built a new $95 million Education Precinct on its Kelvin Grove Campus. The Precinct comprises imaginatively designed formal and informal, face-to-face and online learning and teaching spaces and will offer excellent facilities for social interaction and recreation. The Precinct’s futuristic design and its location at the heart of the Kelvin Grove Campus showcases Education, gives it prominence, and demonstrates QUT’s vision for the Faculty as a leader, innovator, and model for the University as we continue to transform our learning and teaching.

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