Senior Lecturer, Learning Intervention

3 days left

Melbourne, Australia
13 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $131,739 - $151,900 (Level C)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) fosters staff productivity, growth, and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. MGSE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future. 

About the Role

This Senior Lecturer in Learning Intervention position requires a high degree of productivity and independence under minimum supervision, as well as the problem-solving skills necessary to balance the demands of teaching, leadership and community engagement. The appointee will be required to contribute to appropriate service roles within MGSE and The University of Melbourne (UoM). You will also be expected to provide mentoring to staff and to contribute to the collective engagement activities of the Learning Intervention Team. A contribution to the community will also be expected, such as through involvement in professional associations, the provision of professional development, and/or other such activities.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Make significant contributions to the leadership, design, coordination and implementation of innovative and distinguished education programs, including blended and online learning programs;
  • Provide teaching expertise in the Master of Learning Intervention and Master of Teaching subjects in inclusive education, and more broadly across MGSE as needed;
  • Contribute to professional development and custom education programs in learning difficulties and disability, and initiate new development programs across related areas;
  • Publish about the scholarship of teaching in top-tiered professional journals, books or monographs, reports and refereed conference proceedings related to your area/s of expertise;
  • Lead project teams and mentor early career researchers towards pedagogical improvement and innovation;
  • Undertake academic and administrative leadership within the Learning Intervention Team through the co-ordination of subjects and/or courses, attendance at meetings, and development of curriculum.

About You

You will be at the forefront of learning intervention in Australia with evidence of a growing international profile and commitment to both tertiary teaching and the scholarship of teaching. You will demonstrate expertise in inclusive practice for students in diverse settings with learning difficulties and/or disability.

Ideally, you will have:

  • A doctoral degree in education or in a related discipline area and an established track record of publications, including in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Successful teaching experience in a range of education settings with students who have learning difficulties and/or disability.
  • Proven expertise in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based learning interventions for students with learning difficulties and/or disability.
  • Ability to demonstrate high-quality teaching in higher education contexts, including a clear understanding of how to plan and deliver curriculum related to inclusive education and learning intervention.
  • Experience teaching online and creating innovative online environments.
  • Ability to undertake subject and course coordination duties and to conduct professional practice visits, as required.
  • Demonstrated research track record with international and national impact, including evidence of significant contributions to research projects and grant applications.
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to research and teaching teams, including the ability to provide guidance to contract and casual staff.
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise higher degree students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to contribute collaboratively to research and teaching teams.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

Position Description: 0054858 Senior Lecturer Learning Intervention PD.pdf

Applications close: 23 Jan 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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