Senior Lecturer, School of Education

Perth, Australia
$103,101 to $144,971 + 17% superannuation
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, full-time, teaching and research opportunity
  • Level B $103,101 - $122,133 or Level C $125,937 - $144,971 + 17% superannuation

Job reference: 945840

Your new role

The School of Education is seeking to enhance its capacity and leadership within Education Policy research through the appointment of a Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C), who will undertake both teaching and research. To be successful in this role you will need a doctoral qualification in a relevant field and an emerging or established research agenda related to educational policy. You will need to be passionate about delivering high-quality, modern, innovative and competitive teaching and research, and about how that teaching and research (a) informs quality pre-service teacher education, (b) supports students, teachers, administrators, academics, community members and policy makers to understand and act on their agency, and (c) advocates for equity and excellence in education.

In this role, you will be required to provide educational leadership, proactively engage, and collaborate with key stakeholders within the Department of Education at state and national levels of Government, and work with Independent and Religious education providers to enable relevant learning opportunities for students and contribute to the development and leadership of research and teaching programs.

The important, high-level Education Policy Research you do in this field will help inform future decisions and policies around education and teaching practice, so this is an opportunity to make a real difference to the Education landscape both in Australia and globally.

The successful applicant will be expected to commence in the role as early as possible in 2023.

We encourage non-Australian citizens/residents to apply, however, as this is a continuing (permanent) role you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered, and you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the position as this role is Perth-based. Visa sponsorship and relocation support will be considered for the right candidate.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jeffrey S Brooks, Head of School at

About us

The School of Education is a unique and attractive place to undertake Education Policy research as our degrees are taught into all states and territories in Australia, meaning our reach and networks are broad in both teaching and research. Additionally, we have strong ties with state and federal levels of government, and benefit from being in proximity to the Western Australia Department of Education, which has its headquarters in Perth.

The school has undergone many changes and commenced several exciting initiatives in recent times and boasts multiple ARC Discovery and ARC Linkage grant winners. Our academics are contributing important research related to many aspects of education, publishing consistently at a high level and seeing their work informing practice in schools across Australia.

We have a keen focus on building our expertise in education policy work that speaks to urban, rural, regional, and remote school settings, and that honours and contributes to Indigenous Education research.

The school also houses the WA node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, a high-profile ARC project collaboration that includes academics from Curtin’s Schools of Education, Allied Health, and Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

For more information about our School, please visit

This role is based at our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym/childcare and medical centre, endless food options and great parking and public transport options.

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Join us!

Your application should include

  1. a cover letter,
  2. your CV and
  3. a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Essential Criteria

  1. A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  2. Proven high-level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective and collaborative approach to teaching and an up-to-date knowledge of contemporary schools.
  3. Experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  4. An established (Level C) or emerging (Level B) record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  5. Evidence of an established (Level C) or emerging (Level B) national reputation and growing international profile and a record of obtaining research income.
  6. Established (Level C) or emerging (Level B) record of supervising HDR students.
  7. Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students, staff and the educational community with cross-cultural sensitivity.

To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

Applications close: 10 PM AWST Wednesday 12 October 2022

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our Careers team on +61 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), or at

We reserve the right to engage with recruitment agencies/search firms to support our recruitment in some instances – unsolicited contact is not welcomed.

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