Lecturer in Educational Studies

Sydney, Australia
$96,970- $114,732 p.a.
15 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
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 like 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 Department of Educational Studies is a new department that aspires to be a leader in education across the life-span. The new, larger department combines the Institute of Early Childhood (including the Macquarie University Special Education Centre) and the School of Education both of which have excellent reputations and are highly regarded across the prior-to-school, school and wider education fields. The distinctive attributes of the Institute and the School will form the cornerstone of a balanced and strong partnership.   

Our mission is to be a global leader in education and an institution of service and engagement which delivers a transformative learning experience and impactful research. We are committed to maximising opportunities for children, families, schools and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.

The Department has a national and international reputation for the quality of its research, its excellence in postgraduate teaching and its contribution to program development in a range of areas including special education.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed Foundation Head of Department the University is investing in the future of Educational Studies at Macquarie. Over the coming months we will be recruiting a number of key positions to the Department to join our outstanding academic team and help shape the future of Educational Studies at Macquarie University. This position is one of these key positions.  

The Role

The Department of Educational Studies is currently seeking a Lecturer for a teaching and research position with a focus on evidence-based literacy instruction of students with special needs and disabilities.

The successful applicant will engage in an active research program, supervise research students and contribute to curriculum development and teaching.

Selection Criteria

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


  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • A qualification in special education, preferably at postgraduate level
  • Strong commitment to evidence based practice
  • An understanding of evidence-based literacy instruction and demonstrated ability to teach in that area
  • A strong understanding of principles of effective teaching and applied behaviour analysis.
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of good quality publications, including a strong focus on empirical research, relevant to stage of career
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of lectures, tutorials, and assessment
  • Excellent communication skills


  • A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
  • Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching

Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance.

Salary Package:  Lecturer (Level B), base salary from $96,970- $114,732 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position, preferably to commence late December early January

Specific Role Enquiries: A/Prof Mark Carter on mark.carter@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on patsy.moss@mq.edu.au or +61-2-9850-9821

Applications Close: Thursday 3 November 2016 at 11.55pm

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.