Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Education, Science

Brisbane, Australia
$101,257 to $169,288 p.a, 7% superannuation and leave loading
06 May 2022
End of advertisement period
22 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Position

The QUT School of Teacher Education and Leadership is seeking a Lecturer (Level B)/Senior Lecturer (Level C) who will provide strategic capacity in research, engagement, and in learning and teaching within the School.

The successful candidate will have: strong understanding of curriculum, disciplinary content, and assessment processes regarding the sciences; skills and processes for teaching the related curriculum content, assessment strategies, and pedagogies, in initial teacher education courses. They will focus their teaching on providing high-quality learning experiences for pre-service teachers, with particular focus on pre-service secondary Science teachers.

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

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking educational research including publication in high quality peer reviewed journals and collaborating in the submission of applications for research grants and fellowships.
  • Supervision of higher degree research students.
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate units of study related to secondary Science teacher education, as well as developing and promoting innovative teaching methods and materials.
  • Actively participating in unit and curriculum review and design, continuously improving quality of learning experiences for students.
  • Effectively engaging with schools and/or professional associations at local, state and national levels.
  • Engaging with opportunities for commercial research and/or other funded activity including short courses and international aid projects.
  • Implementing and administering University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.

To ensure job flexibility the successful appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by the University consistent with the relevant classification descriptors detailed in the Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

The successful candidate may be appointed at Lecturer, Level B, or Senior Lecturer, Level C, 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.

Type of appointment

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


Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria

  1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in Education (for example, but not necessarily, related to the teaching of Science).
  2. Demonstrated experience in research/scholarship, which may be evidenced by publications, success in attracting research support, and/or establishing and maintaining positive collaborations to realise new opportunities.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of contemporary debates, issues, theories and trends relating to teaching secondary Science subjects.
  4. Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering innovative and inspirational approaches to teaching and a proven track record of exceptional teaching.
  5. Demonstrated ability to facilitate an adaptive, future orientation in teaching, curriculum development, and the coordination of teaching, which promotes innovative and real-world learning.
  6. Current registration or eligibility to register as a Teacher by the Queensland College of Teachers and additional certification required for ongoing practice or supervision in education settings (CPR, first aid, and full vaccination including an approved COVID19 vaccine).

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is:

  • Academic Level B (Lecturer) which has an annual remuneration range of $119,829 to $142,312 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of $101,257 to $120,255 pa, 17% superannuation and leave loading;
  • Academic Level C (Senior Lecturer) which has an annual remuneration range of $146,798 to $169,288 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of $124,046 to $143,050 pa, 17% superannuation and 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:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

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

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have ongoing full-time work rights in Australia. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Mandatory Immunisations: In accordance with Qld Health’s public health directives in response to COVID19, it is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of up-to-date vaccination against COVID19. Compulsory pre-employment checks will be completed during the recruitment process for this position.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Dann Mallet, Head of School, on (07) 3138 2354; or for further information about working at QUT contact Human Resources on +61 7 3138 5000.

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.

Candidates who are interested in the position are encouraged to apply even though they may feel they are not strong on individual selection criteria.

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 www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference number 22433.

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

  • A current resume
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria

Applications close 22 May 2022

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.

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.

We offer academic programs in fields spanning business, creative industries, education, engineering, health, law, science, and social justice across five faculties.

We are transforming the learning experience and embed work integrated learning in courses and have a strong focus on developing entrepreneurial skills. QUT provides executive education and professional development to both individuals and organisations through QUTeX, and QUT Online lets students learn when it suits, through courses delivered entirely online. QUT College offers pathways for all students into our undergraduate programs.

QUT has two inner-city campuses in Brisbane at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

Well known for our strong links to industry and government, the high impact of our research which involves multidisciplinary teams, QUT has been named one of the fastest rising universities in the world for scientific research.

Further information about QUT can be obtained from the website at www.qut.edu.au.

Our Vision

QUT’s Blueprint 6 is our institutional strategic plan. The Blueprint formalises QUT’s ambitions and declares our strong sense of purpose which is to provide transformative education and research relevant to our communities. It provides a framework and strategies to enable QUT to realise our vision to be the university for the real world and identifies the following priorities:

  • support aspiration and inclusion
  • encourage creativity and entrepreneurship
  • embrace digital transformation and technology
  • embed principles of health and wellbeing
  • support Indigenous Australian engagement, success and empowerment
  • enable professional engagement and ethical leadership and,
  • focus on the environment and sustainability

Aligned to and supporting our vision are the QUT Values. These Values highlight what makes QUT distinct and successful. Providing a compass for our decisions, actions and behaviours and strengthening our community.

QUT Values

  • Ambition
  • Curiosity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness

About the Academic Division

Academic Division includes the University’s faculties and research centres. It is responsible for education (learning and teaching), research, research services and support, and digital business solutions. The Academic Division is led by the Provost.

About the Faculty

In our rapidly changing world, driving economic, social and cultural development increasingly requires collaboration. This new faculty acknowledges this context— and specifically that how society learns, creates, communicates and collaborates is at the forefront of all innovative and impactful contributions.

The focus of the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice will be to pursue research with impact and prepare our students for innovative roles as knowledge leaders at the nexus of design, education, communication, creative practice and social change.

With an intersection of creativity, education and social justice combined with QUT’s overall focus on technology the faculty has strong ties to government and industry which provides our courses with a real- world focus.

The faculty is proposed to be comprised of the following schools:

  • School of Communication
  • School of Creative Practice
  • School of Design (including Industrial Design, Interactive Design, Visual Communication, and Fashion)
  • School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
  • School of Teacher Education and Leadership
  • School of Justice.

The Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice is led by the Executive Dean and the Executive Management Team comprising the dean, heads of schools, and other senior faculty staff.

As the benefits of innovative creativity are recognised by multinational businesses, creative talents are increasingly in demand in a range of industries.

A world leader across communication, design and creative practice teaching and research, with extensive industry partnerships and a proven track record in growing the creative economy, our connections to industry and the leading-edge research we conduct strengthen our understanding that creativity has never been more valued by employers.

QUT is also a national leader in teacher education and in many areas of education research. 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 also have extensive links with partner organisations and universities in Australia and overseas.

Reflecting our vision for excellence in learning, teaching and research, 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 offers 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.

The School of Justice is internationally renowned for criminology and justice education and research, offering a range of undergraduate, honours and graduate certificate options for study. The staff are also members of the QUT Centre for Justice, a think tank for producing applied solutions for a better world. The school has a strong research culture including current DECRA ARC award holders and a number of staff leading ARC projects and other research grants.

About the School

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership serves the community, the nation, and international partners, through specialist education, research and engagement activities.

Our research ranks as above world standard and contributes strongly to QUT having the most ARC DECRA fellows in Education research in the history of the scheme, and more than 10% of all ARC funding in the Education discipline over the last 20 years.

The School offers high-quality education taught by an accomplished and dynamic group of academics with national and international recognition for their teaching and research. We have a particular focus on educating teachers committed to tackling the challenges of the 21st century by providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit from collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches to research and teaching while studying in an environment that allows them to experiment, learn and grow within a Real World context.

We also provide leadership in education, both through research and teaching, with our many national and international collaborations with a wide variety of partner organisations.