Associate Professor in Religious Education Australian Catholic University, National School of Education Australia

Associate Professor, Religious Education


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Job No:972652

Campus Location:Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne

Functional Unit:National School of Education

Work Type:Continuing full time

  • Contribute to the  Faculty’s growing  profile in Religious Education
  • Full time, continuing role based in either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Ballarat or Canberra


Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.


As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.


The Faculty of Education and Arts hosts the National School of Education, the National School of Arts, the LaSalle Academy and three vibrant, multidisciplinary research institutes: the Learning Sciences Institute of Australia, the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, and the Institute for Social Justice.


The National School of Education Is the largest provider of Teacher Education in Australia with a national focus and infrastructure across seven campuses in five states. It has rich contextual knowledge of different jurisdictions and their varying requirement s and the capacity to deliver to talented, diverse and dispersed student cohorts through connectivity to educational partners and networks both nationally and internationally.


As Associate Professor, Religious Education you will:

  • have a  solid grounding in Religious Education
  • be a highly productive researcher of national/international standing
  • have an excellent track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in religious education.
  • advance the standing of the Faculty by providing a contribution to academic administration, research, curriculum development, program coordination


To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate:

  • the ability to meet the requirements of membership into the La Salle Academy for Faith Formation and Religious Education (see position description)
  • teaching experience in higher education
  • leadership in pre-service teacher education and postgraduate programs in the area of religious education
  • experience in original research/scholarship evidenced by achievements such as publications and research attracting external funding.


The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.


How to Apply: 

Obtain the Position Description here Download File Assoc Prof, Religious Education PD.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.


Total remuneration valued to $161,833-$178,148 pa, including salary component $137,159-$151,103 pa (Academic Level D), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


General enquiries can be directed to Professor Elizabeth Labone, National Head of School of Education, on (02) 9701 4130 or


ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.


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APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Wednesday 16 August


Advertised: 05 Jul 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 16 Aug 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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