Director, Professional Learning and Engagement

Sydney, Australia
22 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Macquarie's Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas of linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Institute of Early Childhood and the School of Education have recently merged to form the new Department of Educational Studies. We are excited by the countless opportunities for this new department in education across the lifespan from prior-to-school settings through to secondary teacher education and professional education and leadership.  We are committed to maximising opportunities for students, teachers, families and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.

The Role

The Director, Professional Learning and Engagement will scope and identify opportunities and provide significant support for the delivery and development of high quality learning and teaching in Educational Studies professional experience programs across prior-to-school, primary and secondary teacher education.

The key accountabilities include:

  • Responsibility for leading and developing the Department of Educational Studies Hub Schools Projects
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for collaborative school-based research in the area of professional experience that has a meaningful impact on student placement and learning
  • Excellence in teaching and Higher Degree Research supervision
  • Identifying and developing Professional Learning opportunities to support teachers in Schools/Early Childhood Centres in their professional development
  • Furthering engagement opportunities and developing relationships with key stakeholders through the development of events such as seminars, workshops and networking functions.

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and upload as a separate document in the application process.

Selection Criteria


  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and developing the delivery of new initiatives that have a meaningful impact on student placement experiences in the wider professional community
  • Evidence of high quality continuing research including a demonstrated track record in quality publications and the ability to attract external research funding
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline with commitment and capability to assist in the delivery of high quality learning and teaching in the Educational Studies professional experience programs
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, staff and key external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience to make a valuable contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current professional standards and reforms and changes in BOSTES with moves to national standards, development of GTIL, teacher registration from birth-5 and other statutory requirements.

 The position requires a Working with Children Check Clearance.

Salary Package: From $118,401 – 136,161 (Level C) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time continuing, available to start early 2017

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Peter Whiteman on or +61-2-9850-9883 and Dr Michael Cavanagh on or +61-2-9850 8239

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on or 61-2-9850-9821

Applications Close: Sunday, 23 October 2016 at 11.55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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