Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Science of Learning

Melbourne, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Work type:  Full time

Location:  Parkville

Salary:  Level B $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

             Level C $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

             (The level of appointment will be based on qualifications and level of experience)

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

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  This commitment to excellence has seen the University bring together the brightest minds to redefine best practice in online education to deliver unparalleled quality education, 100% online, to students worldwide.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) invites applications from scholars who conduct research on the Science of Learning for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Education.

Over the past four years, scholars have joined the MGSE from across campus, the University of Queensland, and ACER to form the “Science of Learning Research Centre” (see http://www.slrc.org.au).  This has been funded by an Australian Research Council special project, comprised of over 100 researchers, post-graduate and dissertation students working on many exciting projects, and now includes courses within the MGSE with the eventual goal of becoming a major strand of courses and research in the Science of Learning.

We seek a candidate to work within a highly rigorous research framework that draws from the behavioural and social sciences to address contemporary challenges in education. We are particularly interested in appointing a colleague who brings an experimental and quantitative perspective to the Science of Learning; with priority given to innovative scholars who focus their research on learning strategies, self-regulation, feedback, and/or (meta)cognition.

A major part of the position is translating the Science of Learning research into real-world settings (e.g., schools). We are looking for candidates with excellent pedagogical skills, including the ability to clearly communicate sophisticated scientific research to audiences with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Candidates should be well prepared to engage in collaborative or supervised research with graduate students, and actively recruit and supervise doctoral students who are interested in applying a cross-discipline Science of Learning perspective to challenges in educational policy and practice.

If you can demonstrate your expertise in these areas, you are encouraged to apply for the position and join a team of highly talented and motivated staff.


  • 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

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits 


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: 15 Jul 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

Download File 0045668.pdf

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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