Professor in Early Childhood Education

Bundoora, Australia
24 Oct 2017
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17 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Provide high level research leadership developing and leading research project teams
  • Full-Time, Continuing Position based at the Bundoora Campus
  • Negotiable salary plus 17% superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Education is a collegial, collaborative and creative space for teaching, learning and research in the discipline of Education. The school recognises the value of education that is relevant and innovative and is therefore a dual sector school that works actively with industry, government and the community partners in real world settings to provide a range of programs from specially tailored intervention programs for young people at risk of leaving education to PhDs in education. These include tertiary pathways and workforce enhancement programs in TAFE and teacher education programs in Higher Education. The School respects the diversity of cultures and aims to foster responsive, independent and autonomous learners who are active and engaged citizens prepared to make a contribution to society in the 21st century.

The Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Dean of School, the Professor Early Childhood Education is a senior academic and eminent researcher in the Early Childhood Education field, which will contribute to teaching and research outputs, building staff capability and the promotion of strong academic performance. They will foster a vibrant research culture and provide research leadership whilst developing and leading research project teams and programs. The position will develop a high-quality and productivity-driven research network across RMIT and with external national and global partners. In addition they will make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the discipline with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students. The Professor will also contribute to the planning and strategic direction of the School, involving participation in various committees both within and external to the University.

Skills & Experience Required

As Professor you will be required to lead and foster excellence in teaching and research in the discipline within the University and within the community, professional, commercial or industrial sectors.

With the ability to build staff and promote strong academic performance, you will manage award program/s and lead program reviews to further develop the school's performance culture.

You will also have a proven ability to sustain and grow Research Teams, Programs, Groups and/or Centres through engagement with external stakeholders and the attraction of external funding with extensive experience in attracting. Furthermore, your ability to lead improvement of academic standards, including implementing best practice teaching strategies and dissemination of innovative practices will be essential to your success in this role.

Mandatory: PhD in relevant field.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Andrea Chester on +61 3 9925 3150 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558676.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 17 November 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.