Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Learning Sciences, Mathematics Education Secondary

Banyule, Australia
09 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing position
  • Can be based at any of La Trobe University campuses (metro or regional)
  • $95,432-$133,420 plus up to 17% superannuation

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The School of Education has a long and distinctive history of progressive and socially engaged teaching and research in education. The School provides for the professional preparation of teachers and educators in early childhood, primary, secondary, community, vocational and higher education, and outdoor environmental education.

About the roleThis position will be responsible for developing and delivering quality education and making contributions to the teaching and research objectives of the School of Education. Leadership in areas such as student experience, academic staff development, teaching and learning innovation and initiatives, research innovation and projects is an essential element of the work of the School in achieving its strategic goals. In conjunction with this, leadership and research into innovation in flexible delivery and on‐line learning approaches is critical to the future of the School across all campuses.

The position holder will be expected to have current knowledge and experience in Mathematics Education and of theories and research advancements of learning sciences. They will also have knowledge and commitment to the cultural, social, political and economic implications for learners and for learning in diverse contexts. The position holder will have knowledge and expertise in Mathematics Education with a specific focus on Secondary Education.

The position holder will be required to undertake travel to other La Trobe University campuses.

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of Mathematics Education and current research and and expertise in the learning sciences and the implications for learners and learning in diverse contexts.
  • Experience in collaboration with school and system-based educators in Mathematics Education, policy and practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reform in Secondary Mathematics Educatoin at state and national contexts.
  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline areas.
  • Current understanding of research and evidence-based approaches to inform teaching, learning and curriculum development in face-to-face, blended and/or online modes.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply

Closing date: Sunday 8th March 2020 by 11:55 pm (AEST)

Position Enquiries:  Professor Joanna Barbousas, TEL: 03 9479 2190 Email:

Position Description below:

Download File Level B - Learning Sciences Maths Education Secondary - TR (updated).docx

Download File Level C- Learning Sciences Maths Education Secondary - TR (updated).docx

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter indicating which level position you are interested in;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for position no. 559408 under current vacancies.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.