Professor in Early Childhood Education and Care

Melbourne, Australia
16 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

- Join Australia's number 1 University †
- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to have an impact. 

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Melbourne Graduate School of Education 

Salary: Attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is seeking a senior, internationally recognised Academic to build on, shape and refine MGSE’s agenda in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and related fields.  The successful applicant will be leading a team that has set a benchmark in working with a diverse range of early childhood services and settings across the sector to provide high quality programs that advance all children’s learning and development, and a history of leading large scale empirical research. 

To be the ideal candidate for this position, you will have international standing in the field of ECEC and an outstanding record in teaching and research, with proven leadership qualities in fostering excellence in others, particularly early and mid-career academic staff.

You will have a proven record of contributing to the development of evidence-based government policy in ECEC, and the capacity and vision to make a significant leadership contribution to the future direction of the Graduate School.

Please see the position description for the full list of selection criteria. 

The incumbent of this position will be required to undertake the responsibilities of a Professor of the University and the Faculty as outlined in: University Expectations of a Professor and Faculty Expectations of Academic staff. All Professors are members of the Academic Board of the University.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 25 Mar 2018                   

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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