The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Associate Professor in Education


Closing in 13 days

(Level D) $150,639 to $165,698 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position available immediately

Impart knowledge and excellence to the coming generation of educators

The School of Education seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Education, with a commitment to excellence and passion for imparting knowledge and mentoring the next generation of educators. We are particularly interested in applicants with research areas of educational assessment or higher education/tertiary landscape. Reporting to the Head of School, the successful applicant will be a leading member of the School of Education sitting on committees and taking leadership roles as and when they arise. This role will span over teaching and research and requires the appointee to contribute teaching and supervision across courses, as required. The successful applicant will also make an important contribution to the education of the next generation of academics by involving HDR students in research projects as appropriate and modelling the highest standards of research excellence and professional behaviour.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in education or related area.
  • A strong track record in educational research in an area relevant to the School's research strengths particularly in educational assessment or higher education/tertiary landscape.
  • Demonstrated experience in innovative and effective teaching, course coordination, supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • An internationally recognised research track record with evidence of recent, sustained quality research outputs in Education, including the successful supervision of Higher Degree by Research students, research income and publication outputs.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a contributor to a positive and collegial work environment.
  • This position requires a valid Working with Children Check

    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 14 December 2023.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Professor Susan James Relly Head, School of Education E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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    Job details


    Associate Professor in Education


    The University of Adelaide




    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 14, 2023

    Job type

    Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor


    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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