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Associate Professor of Digital Education

Job no: 0056931
Salary: Associate Professor
            Level D $162590- $179,123 per annum
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full-time 1.0 FTE
Basis of Employment: Continuing

The Associate Professor of Digital Education will have a significant role in positioning the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) as a global contributor to research and scholarship in digital education, this includes a focus on participation, access, equity and success for all students; expanding and supporting growth in digital pedagogies and literacy amongst MGSE staff and students; developing leadership in digital education through research; and improving digital capacities within our community.

The successful appointee will be expected to contribute to public and professional debates about digital education and to contribute to the MGSE and the University through participation in leadership, service and engagement activities. Strengthening diversity and inclusion is a priority of the Graduate School and the University.

About You
You will have a national and international profile, have evidence of specialised knowledge and significant achievement in one or more relevant research areas related to digital education and an excellent record of sustained academic leadership. You will also possess a distinguished record of success, related to teaching and learning and will be expected to actively contribute to teaching innovations related to digital education, both within the MGSE and across educational sectors. 

You will possess;

  • A PhD or equivalent research doctoral degree germane to digital education.
  • An established international research profile, with a significant record of publication in relevant leading outlets, and evidence of capacity to initiate and lead new programs of digital education research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to make a leadership contribution to the future directions of digital education as a field of research, knowledge and practice.
  • A successful record in competitive grant applications and/or in attracting other external funding.

Full criteria listed in the attached position description.

About Us

Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. MGSE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.

The University of Melbourne
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution with an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

With a rich history stretching over 160 years, the University of Melbourne also occupies a special place in the heart of the city. Since its founding, the University has been a public-spirited institution committed to making distinctive contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life in the region and beyond. 

Ranked number 31 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings*, Melbourne competes on an international stage with the best institutions globally and has an international outlook and reach to match. 

Employee Benefits
We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply
Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Position Description

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