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Associate Professor – Education Policy

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  • Be part of something special – building a new School of Education, Culture and Society
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas in one of the world’s leading Faculties of Education
  • Accelerate your research career with the support of our outstanding research infrastructure

If you’ve forged a rewarding career so far, this role provides the perfect platform to join us at a most exciting time in our development. You’ll have access to high quality research facilities, infrastructure and teaching spaces to do exciting work, along with opportunities to collaborate internationally. You’ll be part of a university that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and continue doing work that makes a lasting impact.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Education has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching – acknowledged by our students, end-users and partners and demonstrated through our rising position in international rankings. Within the Faculty, our new School of Education, Culture and Society (to be led by Professor Susan Robertson) is looking to appoint an outstanding academic to join our high-performing team. The Associate Professor of Educational Policy is expected to make a significant contribution to all activities of the organisational unit or interdisciplinary area and play a significant role within their profession or discipline.

The Associate Professor in Education Policy will complement and strengthen existing expertise in this area within the School of Education, Culture and Society and across the Faculty of Education. In particular, we seek a new colleague who can foster links within and across the University (e.g. through Monash’s Better Governance and Policy initiative) as well as externally, in Australia and internationally. The Associate Professor will be an outstanding teacher and, especially in the initial period of their appointment, be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time leading the development of new units, courses and programs drawing on their policy research and educational expertise. In the future, this position will be expected to take on a leadership role in the School for a term (e.g. Research Lead or Graduate Research Lead).

Reporting to the Head of School, the Associate Professor of Educational Policy is responsible for fostering research excellence and impact through procuring competitive research grants, leading significant research projects and working with other staff to develop research links.

The Benefits

We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

A competitive remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation and travel assistance, removal allowance, salary packaging and generous parental leave. Additionally, Monash offers a range of development programs, support for research study and overseas work, and flexible work arrangements.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high-quality research environment. We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that respects and embraces differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.

Position Description

 Associate Professor – Education Policy


Professor Viv Ellis, Dean, Faculty of Education, [email protected] or +61 3 9905 2800

Closing Date

Sunday 5 June 2022, 11:55pm AEST 

At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors remain our priority. In accordance with the Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, we require all staff, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend our campuses and locations. 

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