Professor in Education

Perth, Australia
21 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Education

  • Continuous, full time position
  • Professor, Level E | $175,436 plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging opportunities
  • Ref: 0434B07/201913

The School of Education has a research culture rich in quality, breadth and depth. Our research is World Class (ERA). The School of Education is one of five Murdoch disciplines ranked in the world's top 1% (QS University Rankings). We are globally connected, with a diverse academic staff and student profile. We publish in leading international journals, our research is widely cited by researchers in Australia and overseas, and we collaborate with colleagues all over the world. Research in our School falls into three categories: Learning and Teaching; Curriculum; and Contexts and Systems. Cutting across all of these groupings are three interrelated research themes: wellbeing, equity and innovation.

The Role

The School of Education aims to fortify its Professoriate and future proof its strong research capability. This role requires the ability to lead and inspire current and future high performers within a supportive and inclusive School culture. Additionally, this role requires an innovative and creative approach to aligning teaching and research efforts to the Murdoch University Strategic Plan. Furthermore, international research excellence is required in at least one of the following area:

Integrated STEM Education | Innovative Future Learning Environments | Wellbeing and Education | Teacher Education

For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of

  • A PhD in an area relevant to appointment, plus extensive relevant experience
  • Experience in academic leadership including a record of building successful teams and driving performance in a large, complex organisational environment
  • A record of accomplishment in producing high quality independent research outputs, including high impact publications with international influence
  • A track record of success in attracting research funding that has international impact

Think Murdoch

With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference. Our staff and students are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong community engagement both locally and internationally.

Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There's never been a better time to join us.

For more information or to apply:

Please visit to view the Guide for Applicants and Position Description. Here you will also find the online form to submit your application. Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted.

Position contact: Professor Stephen Ritchie, School Dean Education on +61 8 9360 7535 or at

Closing date:  23 February 2018 (11:59pm)