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Professor of Teacher Education and Performance

Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane, Australia
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community, with over 35,000 students and staff, spread across seven campuses in Australia and one in Rome. The University’s Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE), undertakes a range of interdisciplinary research programs, focused on improving contemporary teaching and learning outcomes for children, teachers, and their communities.

Presently, the University is seeking to appoint a Professor in Teacher Education and Performance, who will play a pivotal role in leading collaborative research projects to identify and implement a broad range of solutions to critical issues affecting teachers and their students, both in Australia and internationally. Situated within the Faculty of Education and Arts, and reporting to the Institute’s Director, the incumbent will possess a deep and nuanced understanding of teacher education policy, student learning, pedagogy, assessment, and educational technology, along with the ability to drive positive change in the field and enhance the quality and effectiveness of teacher education programs more broadly.

This is an opportunity for a talented and capable professional to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the Institute’s mission. Demonstrating a strong commitment to teacher education and performance, and with a demonstrated track record of leading and contributing to large-scale teacher education projects, they will be an accomplished educator, with the ability to collaborate successfully with a diverse array of stakeholders, including schools, regulatory authorities, policy makers, and industry partners. Key to this will be the ability to provide leadership in driving collaborations and initiatives for the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) with ACU's 18 Higher Education Institutions drawn from all states and territories, as well as sustaining collaborations with peak bodies to ensure the GTPA's continuous success.  19 partners and the GTPA's continuous success. With experience of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, they will also possess the experience and ability to assemble and motivate high-performing project teams, driving research excellence and producing world class scholarship, in alignment with the Institute’s strategic objectives and goals.

To discuss this opportunity in confidence, please contact Deborah Veness by phone on +61 2 6198 3270, or by email at

For further information, or to apply online, please visit  quoting reference number 7240.

Applications close at midnight AEST, Friday 19th April.


Mission Statement:

Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, Australian Catholic University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is both a Catholic University and a public institution within the Australian higher education sector.   ACU is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs.   The University is committed to a strong Catholic ethos and seeks to foster and promote teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement in the Christian tradition.  As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s Mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The University shares with universities worldwide a commitment to quality in teaching, research and service.  It aspires to be a community characterised by free enquiry and academic integrity.

The University chooses to focus on areas of teaching and research that are closely connected with its particular character as a University that is, Catholic, public and national. The focus areas are Theology and Philosophy, Health, Education and, the Common Good and Social Justice.

In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five ‘well above world standard’ in Human Movement and Sports Science, Nursing, Public Health and Health Services and Psychology.

ACU currently has over 2,000 staff supporting more than 30,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

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