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Senior Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education Futures

Adelaide, Australia
$129,818 - $149,331 p.a. 
Closing date
17 Dec 2023
  • Continuing | Full-Time  
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a. 
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country  
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About the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

A true innovator in the field of education, Flinders University is committed to addressing the challenges of today’s fast-changing educational climate by working with industry. In alignment with this goal, the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work has a range of exciting new opportunities to join us in delivering our suite of world-class postgraduate education offerings, through four dynamic roles in Innovative Education Futures.

These positions in our academic team will see you play a pivotal role in delivering our reimagined postgraduate education suite. By focusing on impactful research and innovative approaches in teaching – in priority areas of STEM, digital technologies and artificial intelligence, and inclusive and specialised education – you will equip educators with the skills and knowledge to respond strategically to industry demands, and the confidence to make a meaningful impact on the teaching workforce of the future.  

About the Role 

The newly created role of Senior Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education Futures, will be a key member of the academic staff in the area of Education in the College who demonstrates expertise and leadership in this field. In this impactful role, you will have both the teaching and research components where you will be responsible for development of innovative teaching materials as well as make independent quality contributions to impactful quantitative research and supporting and mentoring staff in research activities.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Undertaking and delivering impactful, ethical, high-quality research related to inclusive and special education utilising quantitative research methods including longitudinal and/or large data sets.
  • Supporting student success and enhancing the student experience including those with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
  • Taking a leadership role in internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Actively supervising and mentoring students undertaking complex WIL, Honours and/or Research Higher Degree.
  • Leading high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and/or research focus which support and develop a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment.

About You 

To be successful, you are a passionate professional in the field of Inclusive and Specialised Education and have demonstrated evidence of successful relevant teaching experience and leadership at tertiary level in Inclusive and Specialised Education (early childhood to year 12). Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification in Inclusive and Specialised Education or related field is also required.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Demonstrated evidence of strong translational and impactful research including sustained attraction of competitive external grants related to inclusive and special education with a focus on quantitative methods utilising longitudinal and/or large data sets.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment 

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies. 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).  

How to Apply and Information 


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

17 Dec 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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