Professor of Education

Swinburne University of Technology - Department of Education

We are driven to find innovative research solutions to real world problems
Academic Level E, $178,698 plus 17% super
Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn campus

About the job
The Department of Education at Swinburne University of Technology was recently established as a separate entity within the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Underpinning all research, teaching and knowledge exchange activity in the Department of Education is a commitment to social justice and the desire to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and groups in the communities we serve. This not only shapes the ethos in the Department but also engagement with stakeholders such as students and professional partners.

The Department of Education is seeking a Professor of Education with specialist knowledge in the areas of Technology Education, and/or Science Education and/or Mathematics Education across the school and/or early childhood education sectors. The appointee will provide strong leadership in research, teaching and other appropriate professional activities related to Education. She/he will be expected to lead a significant research program and demonstrate research excellence and externally-engaged, collaborative research capability and achievements. As such, the appointee is expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in research, research training, professional activities and partnerships, and policy development in their academic discipline within their department, the University and the wider community. The appointee will generate high-quality research output and attract significant external research funding. It is also expected that the appointee will make a strong contribution to the mentoring of early career researchers and in attracting and supervising relevant higher degree candidates. It is expected through these activities he/she will deliver substantial research outcomes and impact through collaboration with industry, business, government and other external organisations, and support the University to achieve key objectives and targets in its 2025 Research and Innovation Strategy.

Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field.
  • A teaching qualification.
  • An internationally recognised track record of research in a relevant field as evidenced by an extensive range of publications in top-tier journals and by measurable high impact outcomes.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


Further information, contacts and support
To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Ninetta Santoro, Chair – Department of Education on +61 3 9214 5042 or

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 29 June 2018.

For further details on How to Apply, including Hints & Tips, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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