Associate Professor / Professor of Curriculum and Educational Change

Melbourne, Australia
$162,590 to $209,428 per annum, Employer Contribution of 17%
15 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: Professor or Associate Professor   

  • Level E $209,428 per annum
  • Level D $162,590 to $179,123 per annum

Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full-time 1.0 FTE
Basis of Employment: Continuing


Affiliated to the Social Transformations and Education group, this position is focused on curriculum and educational change. The appointee will be expected to initiate and develop new programs that advance scholarship and education in the curriculum field across teaching and funded research projects. The role will include working collaboratively with subject and curriculum area specialists and building connections internally and externally. They will be expected to contribute to public and professional debates about curriculum and educational change and to contribute to the broader life of the MGSE and the University through participation in leadership, service, and engagement activities. Strengthening diversity and inclusion is a priority of the Graduate School and the University.

About You

You will have an outstanding research record and extensive experience in leading the development of innovative teaching and engagement programs in areas related to curriculum and educational change.

Evidence of capacity to teach in areas relevant to curriculum across the Master of Teaching, Master of Education, Doctoral level programs, and where appropriate, professional development programs.

You will possess;

  • A PhD or equivalent research doctorate in a field relevant to curriculum and educational change
  • An established international research profile, with a significant record of publication in relevant leading outlets and capacity to initiate and lead new programs of curriculum research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to make a leadership contribution to the future directions of curriculum in the context of social, global and digital transformations.
  • A successful record in competitive grant applications and/or in attracting other external funding

Full criteria listed in the attached position description.

About Us

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

The University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution with an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

With a rich history stretching over 160 years, the University of Melbourne also occupies a special place in the heart of the city. Since its founding, the University has been a public-spirited institution committed to making distinctive contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life in the region and beyond. 

Ranked number 31 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings*, Melbourne competes on an international stage with the best institutions globally and has an international outlook and reach to match. 

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Position closes: Monday 12 September 2022, 11:55 pm Aust. Eastern Standard Time

Further enquires:

Further enquiries about the role can be made to Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capability) / Professor of Education at

Position description: Prof-AssocProf Curriculum_PD.docx

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