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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Languages and Literacies Education

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

Job Details

Job no: 0060639
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Department/School: Languages and Literacies Education
Salary: Level B or Level C – $114,645 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Languages and Literacies Education will be at the forefront of Languages education, with a focus on TESOL and the teaching of Languages Other Than English, with evidence of a growing international profile and commitment to research, teaching and learning. The successful applicant will make effective contributions to teaching and learning, engagement, leadership in this discipline and contribute to leading initiatives in Languages Education. As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, you will be familiar with and contribute to current developments and policy debates relating to TESOL/Languages/CLIL Education in schools and other educational contexts.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Making significant contributions to the leadership, design, coordination and implementation of innovative and distinguished education programs
  • Initiating and leading new programs of research in Languages Education
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development in primary language and literacy education

Who We Are Looking For

You should have an established research profile with a significant publication record in relevant leading outlets, showcasing the capacity to contribute to the Faculty of Education's research agenda. A proven track record of success in teaching TESOL, Languages Other than English, and/or CLIL at the university level is crucial, along with the ability to contribute significantly to the leadership, design, and coordination of innovative and distinguished programs, including graduate and doctoral level programs. Additionally, a successful history in competitive grant applications and/or attracting external funding is required. You should possess knowledge of contemporary research in language and literacy, including pedagogical practices supporting language and literacy development, with a focus on Australian and international contexts. Demonstrated capacity in supervising higher degree students and a successful record of completions are also important.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or research doctorate in language and literacy education, with a focus on Languages education, including TESOL and/or Languages Other than English
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and provide guidance to contract and casual staff in the area
  • Strong digital literacy, in line with the University’s commitment to digital pedagogies in research, learning and teaching

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education 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. The Faculty of Education 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.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 6 December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: Download File 0060639_Lec_Sen Lec in Languages and Literacies Education_PD.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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