Professor of Numeracy

Sydney, Australia
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage, incorporating the departments of psychology, cognitive science, linguistics and educational studies. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas such as language acquisition, emotional health, atypical development, learning in a social world, expertise and elite performance and reading development, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Role

Join a thriving group of academics, building capacity and cementing Macquarie University as an internationally recognised hub of research excellence in cognitive development. We are seeking a research leader to complement our strengths in reading development, with their expertise in the development of numeracy. We are looking to transform our understanding of how the development of numeracy interacts with other key aspects of child development such as language, literacy and emotional health.

We are seeking an individual with an international reputation in teaching, research and community engagement. As a senior member of the team, you will leverage a range of cutting-edge brain-imaging facilities, providing exciting scope for exploring the neural bases of mathematical cognition and numeracy disorders, regularly publish high-quality research, lead interdisciplinary collaborations and have an interest in the integration of research into clinical practice.

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion about the role and the University’s expectations, please contact Professor Simon Handley on +61 2 9850 8030 or email

For the position description and the selection criteria, please contact Leonie Verzeletti on +61 2 9850 8507 or Applicants must address the selection criteria in no more than six pages to be considered for this role and submit as part of their application. 

Applications are to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

Applications Close: Sunday, 10 June 2018 at 11.55 pm

 Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.