Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Assessment

Brisbane, Australia
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a national research institute hosting a team of eminent researchers and international scholars
  • Contribute to large-scale mixed method longitudinal research
  • Full time continuing role based in Brisbane CBD

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community that welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Learning Sciences Institute Australia (LSIA) is a national research institute undertaking nationally-funded research studies with a range of industry-funded partners.  LSIA’s research focuses on 21st Century learning, student diversity, innovation and engagement across six areas of research.

Further information about the Institute can be found at:

The Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Assessment will contribute to the research enterprise of LSIA. Located in the research concentration: Teacher education, quality and professional practice, the incumbent will work within a high performing research team of senior, internationally recognised scholars within LSIA’s areas of research concentration. In addition, the successful applicant will contribute to the development of scholarship, research and/or professional activities in the Institute.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • a PhD in initial teacher education with specialist focus in any of the following: assessment, performance assessment validation, professional standards, teacher preparation including the academic programs and school placements
  • a strong track record in publications in leading international journals and attracting external funding including national competitive grants
  • the ability to work individually and in research teams to deliver shared goals and meet deadlines
  • impact through research in the field of teacher education and initial teacher education in particular.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

Evidence of ability to work with children and and/or vulnerable people and contribute to and protect their safety and wellbeing.  The successful applicant will be required to hold a valid working with children clearance for the state or territory in which the position is located.

 How to Apply:

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description.

Total remuneration valued to $161,833 - $178,148 pa including salary component $137,159- $151,103 pa (Academic Level D), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

To discuss this role further contact please contact Professor Claire Wyatt- Smith, Director, Learning Sciences Institute Australia on (07) 3623 7112 or

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 16 April 2018