Senior Lecturer in Special Needs Education and Inclusive Practice

Bundoora, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Based at the RMIT Bundoora Campus
  • Full time continuing position
  • $113,698 - $131,104 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

The School of Education is a collegial, collaborative and creative space for teaching, learning and research in the discipline of Education. The school recognises the value of education that is relevant and innovative and is therefore a dual sector school that works actively with industry, government and the community partners in real world settings to provide a range of specially tailored programs for young people.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Senior Lecturer will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School in the areas of special needs pedagogy and practice and inclusive practice for students with learning difficulties and/or additional needs. You will make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and to be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities. You will develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

You will also have an important research leadership role in embedding your research expertise into the life of the School and will be required to develop high-quality, productivity-driven networks across RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external partners. You will enable current government policies on inclusivity and special needs in teacher education and make a significant contribution to the emerging professional development of in-service teachers in this area.

Skills & Experience Required

To be considered for this opportunity you must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field as well as demonstrated evidence of training and certification in special needs/evidence-base pedagogy (eg: TEACCH), and recent work experience in schools and educational settings designing, implementing and evaluating such pedagogy.

You will also have demonstrated ability to coordinate courses and prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, extensive experience in research leadership and in supervising higher degree by research candidates. Your high level interpersonal and communication skills along with your ability to support the development of less experienced academic staff will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Tricia McLaughlin, Education on 0411052514 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 564089.

Applications close on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.