Associate Professor of Education, Science Education

Melbourne, Australia
26 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Academic Leadership
  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Level D $142,494 + 17% Superannuation

The School of Education is a leading provider of primary and secondary teacher education, early childhood educator preparation, educational leadership, and adult, vocational and applied learning education. The School has a vibrant research culture and is involved in a number of ARC-funded projects.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Associate Professor in Education (Science Education) will be required to teach, undertake research, publish and attract research funding in the area of the discipline. You will play a crucial role in promoting the School and establish and maintain links and partnerships with the academic, industry and professional communities. The science, technology and environmental education group is a vibrant team with a strong track record in research and a commitment to working with schools and teachers. Our teaching and research activities and impact are represented on our websites:

This is a full-time ongoing role located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Your key responsibilities will include, and not limited to:

  • Leading and making an outstanding contribution to the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs that is consistent with the University’s Strategic Plan and core commitments.
  • Leading, promoting, developing and applying innovative and effective teaching-learning practices and materials that accord with the University’s curriculum design standards, delivers learning experiences and outcomes that are personal, engaging, and relevant and challenging, for the learners who are studying on campus, in the cloud, or in combined mode.
  • Designing and implementing innovative academic programs and assessment methods that support and enhancing student-learning outcomes.
  • Supervising honours and HDR students, ensuring successful and timely completions.
  • Making an outstanding contribution to research and scholarly publication in one of the School or Faculty’s areas of research strength.
  • Developing collaborative research projects, including those with junior colleagues and postgraduate students in one of the School or Faculty’s areas of research strength.
  • Securing external research funding through both competitive grants and industry partnerships in one of the School or Faculty’s areas of research strength.
  • Contributing to the management of research, teaching and learning programs within the School, Faculty, and University.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in Science Education or other relevant education disciplines.
  • A teaching qualification.
  • Demonstrable academic leadership and professional expertise in the field of the Science Education discipline.
  • A record of excellent achievement in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Demonstrated evidence of innovation in learning including the use of multi-literacies and teaching effectively in a technology enhanced contemporary higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in the development and implementation of assessment methods that enhance learning outcomes and providing feedback that fosters independent learning.
  • A record of achievement in developing curricula and resources that is research-led and led to improved student outcomes.
  • A track-record of publication in highly ranked international academic journals.
  • A successful track- record in winning nationally competitive and/or industry research funding.

Applications for this position close on 27 October 2019

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor, Linda Hobbs on

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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