Associate Professor, Director of the Office for Professional Learning

Armidale, Australia
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Education

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $147,692 to $162,582 per annum (Academic Level D)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

The UNE decadal strategic plan, Future Fit 2021-2030, has been developed to guide the University to deliver on its enduring vision to support the aspirations of individuals in communities, and communities within regions, in a digital age.

About the Faculty and School

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education (HASSE) offers innovative programs across a range of disciplines and professions, underpinned by the University's commitment to provide excellent teaching, flexible and outstanding learning facilities and a first-rate student learning experience. The Faculty consists of the Schools: School of Education and the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). Further information can be found on the website: Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education.

The School of Education offers a positive and dynamic environment where staff and students enjoy a friendly, collegial and socially inclusive working environment. The School is a leading provider of primary, secondary and early childhood teacher education courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with courses offered via on-campus and flexible online education modes. To find out more about the School of Education, please visit:

About the Role

As an Associate Professor and Director of the Office for Professional Learning (OPL), you will lead the OPL team in implementing the professional experience placements component of the initial teacher education courses and the professional learning program and have overall responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of high quality relevant professional experiences for internal and external students. The Director will work in close consultation with the Head of School, the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty Academic Manager to ensure the School continues to position itself as a leader in the provision of world class education.

About You

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will lead, motivate and develop a focused team in the Office of Professional Learning.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field or area as well as formal teaching qualifications and demonstrated school teaching experience
  • Knowledge of key research theories, policies and practices in Education as well as national trends, challenges and reforms
  • Record of scholarly publications, research and grant activity
  • Experience in thinking strategically and the ability to drive and influence change
  • Leadership and management experience within a complex and dynamic environment together with a capacity to ensure staff are developed and motivated to their full potential

Enquiries and additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Sue Gregory, Head of School, Education:  phone 02 6773 5054 or email

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living.  Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights, all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England countryside on a rural property.  To find out more visit

Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 31 January

Reference No: 222001

To Apply

Please visit for further information about this position and to submit your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.