Professor of Digital Education
University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education



Job no: 0048630

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super


Salary: Attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

- Join Australia's number 1 University †

- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to have an impact. 


Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.


The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a vibrant and exciting place to study and work. Our environment is supportive and student-focused, and our courses are challenging. Our buildings are designed for graduate education students, offering a range of contemporary learning and social spaces.


The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is seeking a senior, internationally recognised academic for a Professor of Digital Education position who will have the vision and capacity to shape and build the digital scholarship and research capacity within the MGSE.


The Professor of Digital Education will be an outstanding educator who will actively contribute to teaching innovations, both within MGSE and across educational sectors and will bring an excellent record of sustained academic leadership, including fostering colleagues’ digital discovery as they explore digital learning, teaching and research excellence.


The Professor of Digital Education will have an outstanding track record in research, world-class record of high impact publications and consistent success in winning competitive funding. Success working with external partners and of securing research contracts and consultancies is essential. Additionally, the Professor of Digital Education will have proven leadership qualities in fostering colleagues’ excellence in research and will successfully supervise higher degree research students.


To be the ideal candidate for this position, you will have international standing in the field of digital education and an outstanding record in teaching and research, with proven leadership qualities in fostering excellence in others, particularly early and mid-career academic staff.


You will have an established knowledge and understanding of the international and national education policy environments, with a demonstrated ability to research and analyse global trends in curriculum design, digital education and assessment in digitally supported educational environments, and the strategic initiatives taken to address these.


Please see the position description for the full list of selection criteria. 


The incumbent of this position will be required to undertake the responsibilities of a Professor of the University and the Faculty as outlined in: University Expectations of a Professor and Faculty Expectations of Academic staff. All Professors are members of the Academic Board of the University.



  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.


The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.


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To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check’


PLEASE NOTE the application close date has been amended.


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