Senior Academic opportunities at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

We are growing our team of outstanding, internationally recognised senior academics in the following key areas:

  • Chair of Literacies & Languages
  • Associate Professor/Professor of Global Studies and International Education
  • Associate Professor/Professor of Measurement Analytics
  • Associate Professor/Professor of Digital Education
  • Associate Professor/Professor of Teacher Education
  • Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Curriculum Studies
  • Senior Lecturer of Vocational & Lifelong Learning

For more information please visit the Senior Academic Recruitment page.

Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)

Associate Professor John Quay is the successful applicant for the Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) position. As a renowned leader in philosophy of education, physical education and outdoor education, John has a 20 year history with MGSE. Awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne in 2011, he is an accomplished researcher, teacher and leader with many notable achievements

John is well credentialed to take on this important role, where he will take up the leadership of the balancing and prioritising of MGSE’s transformative teaching strategies and enhancing the student experience.

John will commence the Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) position on 1 January 2020 for a three-year term.

Associate Dean (Research)

Professor Sophie Arkoudis is the successful applicant for the Associate Dean (Research) position.

Sophie is a national and international researcher in higher education. Her research program spans English language teaching and assessment in higher education, international students, quality of teaching and learning, and internationalising the curriculum. Currently the Associate Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), Sophie holds a number of leadership positions on University-wide Research Committees and is well placed to take on this important role where she will take up the leadership of the strategic direction of MGSE research and research training.

Sophie will commence the Associate Dean (Research) position on 1 January 2020 for a three-year term.

Refreshed Performance and Development Framework (PDF) for Professional Staff

The University will progressively implement the framework, and in time move to a fully digital solution.  In the meantime, please go to to Human Resources PDF page where you will find information to support you in your goals and discussions for 2020.

The new PDF aims to build a more consistent approach to performance planning and review, aligned with university strategy but flexible enough to accommodate local and individual objectives. It prioritises active planning and development, and regular conversations between managers and employees regarding progress and achievement. It aims to build a culture in which goals are clearly defined, development needs are discussed and prioritised and performance is recognised and rewarded.

Your manager will be able to assist you with the revised process, completion of the PDF form for goal setting and development, as well as performance feedback. Your HR team will also be available to assist you through this new process. In addition, throughout 2020 you will be invited to undertake learning modules in a new format, aimed at assisting you to create clear and measurable goals, as well as giving and receiving feedback. These modules will be not only informative and helpful, but presented in a revised and refreshing format.

Annual Leave Loading 2019

Please note that Annual leave loading will be paid to eligible staff in the pay due on 13 December 2019. The calculation of annual leave loading is based on 17.5% of salary for the period of leave accrued during a calendar year. The maximum annual leave-loading amount is $1,475.60. Employees in Part-Time or Periodic employment will be entitled to Annual Leave loading on a pro rata basis calculated on the Employee's contracted ordinary hours of work.

Public holiday rate on Melbourne Cup day for casual staff

Casual professional employees who worked on the Melbourne Cup day public holiday are required to select the 'Public Holiday' rate when submitting their timecards. Please refer to the 'how to submit a casual timecard' page or contact HR Assist on ext. 54000 (choose option 1).

Purchased Leave

Purchased Leave applications for staff close on 30 November 2019. In some cases, employees may have a current Purchased Leave arrangement that expires midway through 2020. In this case, Payroll will continue the deductions as normal until the arrangement expires. If the employee would like to continue purchasing leave with support of their supervisor, they need to complete a new HR10PL form prior to the old arrangement end date. These employees will be permitted to purchase leave pro rata for the remainder of 2020.

Payroll cut-offs during end-of-year closure period

Please note that while Payroll Services make every attempt to clear payroll processing before the end-of-year closure period, they need to prioritise terminations and end of contracts based on documentation received by Friday 29 November. If you have any late notifications of terminations or resignations, Payroll Services will end date the record to ensure there is no over-payment but cannot guarantee full processing of the termination pay until the New Year. They will endeavour to process all forms/tickets; however, they cannot guarantee that requests received after the cut-off date will be processed in time for the pay due Friday 27 December.

Important dates and cut-offs for casual pay-C-13 due Thursday 19 December:

  • Paper cut-off to Payroll Services: 11-12-19
  • Themis cut off: 4pm 13-12-19

Important dates and cut-offs for fortnightly pay-F13 due Friday 27 December:

  • Paper cut-off to Payroll Services: 13-12-19
  • Themis cut off for fortnightly pay due 27-12-19 changed to 4.00pm 18-12-19 for approval through Themis

Critical dates and cut-offs for casual pay-C14 due Thursday 2 January 2020:

  • Paper cut-off to Payroll Services: 18-12-19
  • Themis cut off: 4.00pm on 20-12-19

For full amended deadlines/payroll processing dates for the holiday period, please refer to the 2019 Payroll Calendar on Staff Hub:

Melbourne Poche Centre Indigenous Fellowship Program 2020

The 2020 Poche Indigenous Fellows Leadership Program is designed for Indigenous early career professionals with a health focus in academic, policy, clinical or research roles in higher education, government, health delivery and community sectors. The program brings together Fellows in a richly interconnected and interactive program, keeping a focus on the concepts of networks and collaboration. The program consists of three modules and works to build Fellows expertise in their areas of leadership. This is an exceptional early career opportunity to develop your capacity to make a difference. It is intended that graduating Fellows from the Centre's Leadership Program will be innovators and critical thinkers, capable of designing and implementing positive change in community, government, education, and private sectors.

Modules to be held in Melbourne and London over a six-month period March - August 2020. Applications close Saturday 30 November visit the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health page for more information and to register.

Hire a Student@Work intern 2020

Now in its fourth year, the Students@Work Internship program continues to grow. The Students@Work team is now inviting expressions of interest from University hiring managers looking to hire an S@W Intern for a period of three, six or nine months commencing April 2020. This is open to all faculties and teams within the University. Through hosting an intern, University staff can contribute to increasing a student's sense of belonging and participation within the University community. By leveraging and building upon our students' skills and capabilities, this is a unique opportunity to embrace the possibilities of staff-student co-creation and to incorporate the views of our diverse student body within operational divisions. These internships are paid casual positions approved by Chancellery Executive for exclusion from the FTE cap. Comprehensive recruitment, selection and contract management support will be provided by the S@W team. Limited opportunities are available. Register your interest via an EOI before Friday 24 January 2020. For further enquiries contact Sarah Kenny.