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Job no: 0045050
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

- 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.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Salary: $145,685 - $160,500 p.a. (Level D) or $187,654 p.a. (Level E), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

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 Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) occupies a unique position within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and is the only multidisciplinary dedicated evaluation research Centre within the southern hemisphere. It offers postgraduate and higher degree programs in evaluation nationally and internationally. Students are taught in an online mode and as well as through its executive programs.

The CPE is now seeking an Associate Professor/Professor level academic to lead the activities of the centre and research programs central to the foci of the Centre.  This appointment includes a 0.5 FTE Directorship role of the Centre for Program Evaluation for 5 years.  The appointee will provide strong academic leadership within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and will contribute with exceptional scholarly expertise, strategic planning and academic management to the refinement and enhancement of student opportunities to build and deliver world class academic programs in the Centre for Program Evaluation. The Associate Professor/Professor level academic will be expected to provide vision and academic leadership to advance research in evaluation including liaising with funding bodies, managing research contracts and publishing research of international significance.  The appointee will also be involved in graduate teaching, supervision, ensuring high quality outcomes.

The successful applicant will have already demonstrated the following achievements or capabilities:

  1. A doctoral degree in a cognate/relevant discipline area
  2. A distinguished career in research, policy and practice
  3. An internationally recognised program of research and body of academic work, including significant publications
  4. Evidence of a substantial track record of gaining substantial competitive research grants and consultancies
  5. A record of success in teaching at university level, including the design of courses
  6. Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain successful research teams, research partnerships and collaborations in evaluation
  7. A demonstrated record of successful supervision of higher degree students
  8. A demonstrated ability to manage budgets
  9. Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues both within and outside the university
  10. Excellent leadership ability to provide strategic focus and direction, fostering a culture of innovation and collaborative academic achievement
  11. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with proven success in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including academic peers, industry, community, policy makers and government.

Associate Professor or Professor in Program Evaluation will be required to undertake the responsibilities of a Professor of the University and the Faculty as outlined in: Leadership Roles of Melbourne Professors (see below). All Professors are members of the Academic Board of the University.

Close date: 17 June 2018 (extended from 24 May 2018)

Position Description and Selection Criteria

Download File 0045050.pdf

Leadership Roles of Melbourne Professors

Download File Leadership Roles of Melbourne Professors April 2017.pdf

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to



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