Associate Professor or Professor in Early Childhood

Sydney, Australia
07 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
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 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. 

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 department that aspires to be a leader in education across the life-span.  This department brings together the Institute of Early Childhood 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 form the cornerstone of a balanced and strong partnership which aims to be a leader in education across the lifespan.   

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 Role 

The Department of Educational Studies is seeking applications from candidates with expertise in Early Childhood education to fill a position of Associate Professor or Professor. We welcome applications from both domestic and international candidates. Applicants should hold a PhD in Early Childhood education. 

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching in Early Childhood education.  An established national and international research profile in Early Childhood education is essential, including an established record of securing external grant income for projects contributing to the knowledge base in early childhood education.  Importantly, the successful applicant will have a collegiate, self-motivated and collaborative personal style and be excited by the opportunity to help shape a department of global significance in early childhood and education

Evidence of strategic leadership skills, vision and impact on professional fields and policy at local and National levels is desirable.  

The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to assist in the recruitment process.  Please contact Sean Gillen on +44 7950 123 466 or email (Northern Hemisphere) or Brenda Gibbons on +61 421 388 657 or email (Australia, New Zealand and Asia). 

Applications Close: Sunday, 3 September 2017 at 11.55pm AEST. 

Applications to be emailed to Debbie Dickinson at

The position will require a Working with Children Check Clearance. 

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

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