Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Early Childhood/Primary

Boroondara, Australia
12 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. The Department of Education at Swinburne University of Technology was recently established as a separate entity within the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Underpinning all research, teaching and knowledge exchange activity in the Department of Education is a commitment to social justice and the desire to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and groups in the communities we serve.

About the job

We are seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and innovative academic who will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, with a specific focus on leading the Early Childhood and Primary specializations within the Department. Teaching will involve a range of delivery methods including lectures, tutorials and seminars for on-campus and on-line students. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum design and development of both online and on campus learning materials and assessment. Additionally, you will contribute to the research profile of the department by participating in, and leading research focused on Early Childhood and/or Primary Education. You will be actively involved in the supervision of postgraduate research students.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A PhD qualification or equivalent in or related discipline
  • Demonstrated high-level competence in teaching and curriculum development including on-campus, flexible blended, and online modes of delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching including a record of unit co-ordination, teaching and curriculum development.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ninetta Santoro (Department Chair, on 03 9214 5042).

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

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Applications close at 5pm on Monday 4th September 2017

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