Associate Professor in Education
University of Tasmania College of Arts, Law and Education

Associate Professor - Professor in Education (Trauma Informed Pedagogy)

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Associate Professor/ Professor in Trauma Informed Pedagogy

  • Lead a new Trauma Informed and Responsive Practices Research Group in the School of Education 

  • Ongoing position based in Hobart or Launceston

Your New Role 

A key part of this role will see you lead a new Trauma Informed and Responsive Practices Research Group in the School of Education.  Under your leadership, this group will build research-based expertise in trauma informed and responsive practices within the culture of the School and across all of the ITE programs, bringing an integral intersection for interdisciplinary and collaborative work within the University.   

In this role, you will lead the development and submission of external funding applications to support the group’s activities.  You will also engage directly with the Tasmanian Department of Education, Catholic Education Tasmania, Independent Schools Tasmania as well as early years providers and community organizations to build capacity across the education system in Tasmania. Undertaking scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching of exemplary quality and providing leadership in key areas of learning and teaching in the discipline will lead to meeting and regularly exceeding the University’s research performance expectations.  

About the College 

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. Each of the three campuses has recently, or is about to, move to new buildings and new centrally located campuses, each with state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces. 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. 

CALE brings together teaching and research expertise from five Schools: Creative Arts and Media, Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. We offer distinctive and sustainable courses with a strong connection to our place, its history, Aboriginal knowledge and culture, its social foundations, and its evolving identity. Please see more about our College here. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed 

You will be a dynamic and established academic with knowledge and experience in trauma informed and responsive practice and pedagogies, wellbeing/and or positive psychology, and its application in educational contexts. With strong leadership skills, a track record of external grant success, and successful supervision of research students. You will bring a substantial record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition. Demonstrated delivery of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences, and success in securing external competitive and other funding will be key to your success in this exciting role. Proven ability as an academic leader, with a record in team building and creating effective working relationships will enable you to foster ongoing excellence in research and teaching.

Can you see yourself living here? 

The architecture in Launceston makes you feel like you’re walking through the 19th century, yet the spirit of the place and its people is all about quiet ambition, from the Australian Maritime College to some of Tasmania’s most unforgettable culinary experiences. 

Just outside Launceston, you can be a part of the wine and food scene in the lush Tamar Valley. Further up the river in George Town, join Northern Tasmanians who are building industrial products for the world with renewable energy. Tourism entrepreneurs in Northern Tasmania invite the world to ride “hero dirt” on their mountain bikes or to walk through spectacular fields of lavender with a blue ice cream cone. Imagine what you could build here. 

What’s On Offer 

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community. On offer is a full-time ongoing opportunity, with a competitive remuneration package at Academic Level D-E including 17% superannuation and assistance with relocation.

How to apply 

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role, and a full response to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.  

 If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Dean and Head of School, Professor Victoria Carrington 

Applications close 11:55 pm Sunday 17th October 2021   

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Download File Position Description -Associate Professor -Professor in Education.pdf

Advertised: 17 Sep 2021 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 17 Oct 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time

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