Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Perth, Australia
02 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • $68,873 - $92,862 (ALEVA) 


ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and is the largest School of Education in Western Australia. The School of Education provides up-to-date and progressive courses giving students the opportunity to gather the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience needed to graduate as an outstanding teacher. Courses are available in a range of early childhood, primary and secondary education settings. 

We are seeking Early Childhood specialists to enhance our dynamic team of experts in this field. The applicant would have experience both as an academic and in early childhood settings. This position will be based at both the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campus. 

ECU is influential in educational policy and classroom practice at the local, national and international levels. Our course has national standing and prepares educators for all levels of teaching from birth to eight years of age. Our team are amongst leaders in research in Early Childhood Education in WA, and it is expected that the successful applicants will make a positive contribution to this field.

This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of an energetic forward-thinking trans-disciplinary team at the cutting edge of teacher-based education. 

The successful applicant: 

  • Would possess a Masters’ degree and may be studying towards PhD in a relevant discipline;
  • Must be eligible for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia;
  • Have a strong and effective teaching strategy for teaching relevant theory both on campus and online (as evidenced in student feedback);
  • Expertise in an identified field and general classroom/early learning setting teaching for both Primary and ECS context; and
  • • Ability to teach within identified field across Early Childhood Learning Areas. 

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $68,873 - $92,862 (ALEVA) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are welcome to call Associate Professor Lennie Barblett (Associate Dean, Early Childhood Studies) on (08) 9370 6733 for more information.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 20th May at 11:30 pm.

How to Apply:

Please attach a copy of your current CV and a statement (maximum of 2 pages) addressing the Selection Criteria (attached) to your online application.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.