Associate Professor / Professor in Education Job in Tasmania


Job title: Associate Professor / Professor in Education


Expected salary:

Location: Launceston, TAS

Associate Professor / Professor in Education Job Details:

Offer Description

  • Positively impact the wellbeing and educational attainment of all Tasmanians
  • Take the lead in the ongoing development of either Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Education (Primary) in Tasmania
  • Deliver our strategic objectives and facilitate system-wide change and uplift

Salary description – Academic Level D/E plus 17% super & excellent benefits

The Opportunity

As an experienced and ambitious academic, you will contribute to the research and teaching in the School of Education. Operating in a key curriculum area, you will lead either the Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Education (Primary); one of our core Initial Teacher Education courses. To ensure this program is at the forefront of national and international best-practice, you will utilise data to make evidence-based decisions and develop forward thinking strategies. In the first 12-months, one of these positions will also take on leadership of the ITE programs as the Associate Head, Initial Teacher Education.

Working in collaboration with colleagues, partners and stakeholders you will take the lead in the ongoing development of the Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Education (Primary) in Tasmania. Alongside the Associate Head Learning, Teaching and Performance and other Program Directors, you will deliver expertise in the preparation and submission of quality assurance practices and documentation including AITSL accreditation, annual reporting to our Tasmanian Teacher Registration Board and internal UTAS processes. You will also be an active scholar and researcher in initial teacher education or a cognate area with an evidenced history of high-quality outputs and successful funding.

About the University

At the University of Tasmania, success takes a quiet determination and adaptability. In turn, this makes us broader, more rounded, multi-skilled thinkers and creative problem solvers, and it sees our institution generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania. Because of our unique setting and challenges we go beyond creating places of learning. We strive to stimulate economic growth, lift literacy, improve health outcomes for Tasmania and nurture our environment as it nurtures us.

The College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE) provides world-class research and teaching including undergraduate and postgraduate programs at campuses in Hobart, Launceston, and Cradle Coast (Burnie), and online. CALE’s mission is to develop the next generation of thinkers and professionals in education, social work, law, media, policing and justice, and the cultural and creative industries. We strive to contribute a highly skilled and integrated workforce in these disciplines to every region of our island. Our research seeks a deep engagement with our place and a global impact that begins with our local communities.

What’s Required

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • A substantial record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, and sustained contributions to the field of initial teacher education, demonstrated by a very strong record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Proven ability as an academic leader, preferably within initial teacher education, with a record in team building and creating effective working relationships, and capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level teaching and learning.
  • A demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective and productive links and partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.
  • A substantial record of successful research higher degree student supervision and completions.

What’s on Offer?

You’ll have access to staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few. You will have the opportunity to work on interesting and meaningful digital products that make a tangible difference to our community. On offer are salary packaging options, 17% superannuation and relocation assistance for those considering a move to Tasmania.

Belong – Be You

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Fostering diversity and inclusion is our key priority, supporting our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. Celebrating the strengths that diversity brings will enable us to achieve our vision and mission. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We welcome enquiring minds, from near and far, to join us in our pursuit of the extraordinary. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Considering a move to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Please provide your up-to-date resume,
  • A 1- 2 page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
  • Full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Victoria Carrington, Head of School Education

Applications Close 11:55pm Sunday 15th October 2023

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania strongly encourages employees to maintain COVID-19 vaccination in line with relevant Australian Government health advice.


Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA Country Australia City Launceston Postal Code Launceston

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