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Early Career Academic Appointments in the Faculty of Education

Job No.: 656378

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type and Duration:

1 x Part-time, fraction (0.6), 3-year fixed-term appointment

2 x Full-time, continuing appointments

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A / $111,603 - $132,529 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Accelerate your career at the # 1 Faculty of Education in Australia
  • Work with us to address some of most significant global challenges of the age

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

Learn more about Monash

The University

Monash is full of thinkers and doers who are looking for their next challenge. We are Australia’s global university, addressing the biggest challenges of the age. At Monash, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure and teaching spaces to do exciting work, along with opportunities to collaborate internationally. You will be part of a university that is made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and engage in work that makes a lasting impact.

The University's Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, articulates the University's commitment to fostering a society that recognises, respects and includes Indigenous peoples, cultures and knowledge. The University will contribute to the creation of this society by working with and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and knowledge, as well as Indigenous peoples of other places where Monash has a campus or major presence.

Monash Education is one of the world’s leading Faculties of Education, ranked number one in Australia and 13th in the world (in several rankings), but driven, above all, by a passion to make a difference in people’s lives. A large, multi-campus Faculty with nearly 7,000 students, 180 academic and 90 professional staff, our focus on education and educational psychology and counselling spans the early years through to adulthood and across all curriculum areas. We work with governments and agencies across Australia and around the world and deliver complex, capability-building initiatives for teachers, school leaders, psychologists and counsellors.

Underpinning our work is a deep commitment to equity and social justice, and to fostering fair and sustainable futures. As a Faculty, our academic teams work in one of three schools that align with their research. These are the School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education; the School of Educational Psychology and Counselling; and the School of Education, Culture and Society. The Faculty has a truly vibrant research culture supported by research groups, international distinguished research fellows, our student community and visiting scholars.

The Opportunities

The Faculty of Education at Monash University is providing an exciting opportunity for early career academics in a variety of fields of education. Joining the Faculty in early 2024, we have multiple opportunities in the School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education and the School of Education Culture and Society. These opportunities offer outstanding potential for successful candidates to develop their academic careers.

When you work with Monash Education you get to work with world-leading academics who produce research that has impact. We have academic staff with diverse research interests who can provide mentoring and supervision. We also have a group of internationally respected Distinguished Research Fellows from other leading Faculties of Education around the world. In addition, we have a strong network of alumni and industry leaders who provide our staff with strong connections and enhanced opportunities for professional development and collaboration. For further information about the Faculty of Education, click here.

School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education

Lecturer in Primary Literacy Education - Level B (Full-time / Continuing appointment)

Successful candidates will have the capacity to undertake teaching and research within primary literacy education in the Faculty. This spans across age groups with a focus on early childhood and primary sectors and may encompass first and/or English as an additional language and literacy acquisition and instruction, digital literacies, community partnerships and creativity.

Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow – Primary Literacy - Level A/B (Part-time, fraction (0.6) / 3-year fixed-term appointment)

This position will be appointed as either a Teaching Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow where you will be expected to actively contribute to teaching and learning at undergraduate level in primary literacy education. To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate initiative and collaboration in educational practice and maintain scholarship to develop understandings of primary literacy teaching and learning.

School of Educational Psychology and Counselling

Lecturer in Learning and Teaching - Level B (Full-time / Continuing appointment)

The ideal candidate will have the capacity to design and deliver core units in the initial teacher education programs with a focus on human development, cognition and learning theory with implications for teaching practice. We are looking for someone who can conduct cutting-edge research associated with designing, implementing, and evaluating instructional practice that enhances student learning.

Why join us?

Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary (including 17% Superannuation); a 20% reduction in the total teaching and teaching-related load allocation for the first 12 months; a research start-up fund; research mentorship as well as formative myPlan supervision; travel and relocation support; and opportunities for further training and development. 

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces equity and diversity. Led by our Associate Dean (Indigenous), we are strongly committed to engaging with and promoting First Nations knowledges and cultures. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high-quality research environment.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.  

Be part of our story. Work with us to #ChangeIt.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. These positions at the University will require the incumbents to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.

Position Descriptions

Please click on the relevant links below to view the Position Descriptions:

 Lecturer - Primary Literacy Education - Level B

 Teaching Fellow - Primary Literacy - Level A

 Senior Teaching Fellow - Primary Literacy - Level B

 Lecturer in Learning and Teaching - Level B

To Apply

Please click on the relevant links below to apply:

Lecturer in Primary Literacy Education (Full-time / Continuing appointment)

Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow – Primary Literacy (Part-time, fraction (0.6) / 3-year fixed-term appointment)

Lecturer in Learning and Teaching (Full-time / Continuing appointment)


Associate Professor Justen O'Connor, Associate Dean Academic Strategy, Faculty of Education, Justen.O’

Closing Date

Sunday 15 October 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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