Associate Professor in Teacher Professional Practice Australian Catholic University, National School of Education Australia

Associate Professor, Teacher Professional Practice


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Job No:972649

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

Functional Unit:National School of Education

Work Type:Continuing full time

  • Lead transformational teacher education and professional development
  • Contribute to excellence in teaching and learning
  • Two Full time, continuing roles based in any of the following campuses:  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, Teacher Professional Practice you will demonstrate evidence of:

  • strong contribution to the strategic development and support for  Faculty’s alignment with Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) and the Faculty’s delivery of teacher formation and embedded work integrated learning
  • lead high-quality research and teaching and assessment in a dynamic intellectual environment within the academy and in partnership with key industry partners.
  • actively contribute to the leadership of the National School of Education Teacher Professional Practice discipline team
  • leadership and mentorship of early career academics
  • commitment to social justice, common good, and the dignity of the human person
  • commitment to team leadership and community capacity building.


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

  • a doctoral qualification in a relevant field of education;
  •  experience working with industry partners in educational settings,
  • a good track record of research achieved through high-quality publications and successful grant applications
  • a commitment to the Scholarship of Teaching with excellence in teaching in undergraduate, and postgraduate programs including higher degrees
  • a capacity to supervise higher degree students
  • commitment to social justice, common good, and the dignity of the human person
  • commitment to team leadership and community capacity building.


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 PD Assoc Prof, Teacher Professional Practice.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:  Tuesday 15 August


Advertised: 04 Jul 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 16 Aug 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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