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 (Research) - Call for Expressions of Interest

At the end of this year, Professor Jan van Driel’s term as the Associate Dean (Research) will conclude. Jan is returning to his substantive Cognate group of Science and Maths Education after over 2.5 years of outstanding research policy renewal and leadership . Thank you Jan for the significant time, energy and expertise that you have has invested into this role.

Applications for the role of Associate Dean (Research) are now open and a position description is available. Please note, this Associate Dean role will also attract a 6-month period of sabbatical leave at the conclusion of the 3-year term.

Applications for the role, outlining your interest, addressing the Selection Criteria and a very brief CV (the total to be no more than four pages in total) should be forwarded to and marked “Associate Dean (Research)”; by close of business Monday 4 November.

Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching (Primary)

At the end of this year, Dr Harry Galatis’ term as the Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching (Primary) will come to an end. Thank you to Harry for all the great work he has done over the last two years in this role.  Applications for the role of Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching (Primary) are now open and a position description is available.  

Applications for the role should include, outlining your interest, addressing the Selection Criteria and a very brief CV (the total to be no more than four pages) and should be forwarded to and marked “Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching (Primary)”; by close of business Monday 4 November.

Scholarships and Student Events Officer

Lucy Bond has been appointed as the new Scholarships and Student Events Officer for MGSE. Lucy commenced her role on Monday 28 October. Lucy has been with MGSE for many months now in various roles and brings with her much experience.

Working with Children Check

From Wednesday 1 January 2020, the University will not reimburse any staff member the cost of obtaining a Working with Children Check (WWCC). This applies to all staff members who require a WWCC as a pre-requisite to employment. No changes to the recruitment of staff are required. All new staff requiring a WWCC must submit a valid application number as part of their onboarding.

To do so, their application must be finalised and paid for at an Australia Post office. It is recommended that new staff are made aware of the requirement as early as possible, to give them adequate time to apply for their WWCC. Casual staff employed in 2019 are eligible for reimbursement if they: accepted an offer of employment after 14 December 2018, and, are required to hold a WWCC for their employment at the University as indicated on their offer of employment, and, have applied for a new Victorian employee WWCC and provided those details to the University in their onboarding form or via the University's declaration form, and, seek reimbursement via iExpense prior to 31 December 2019. Further information can be found on the Staff Hub.

New process for engaging independent contractors

The University of Melbourne has established a central function to undertake the process of engaging Independent Contractors (ICs). Hiring Managers are required to complete an Independent Contractor Notification Form whenever they wish to engage an IC and the central function will undertake the engagement process. Visit the Independent Contractor's page for more information.

A new Cybersecurity eLearning course for Staff

Over the next few weeks, all continuing and fixed-term staff will be prompted to complete Managing Information - Cybersecurity. The University is constantly working to bolster our cybersecurity capability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberthreats. This new module aims to make staff more aware of common cybersecurity threats and the steps they can take to reduce their, and the University's, vulnerability online. The new course is mandatory for ongoing and fixed-term staff. If managers want their casual staff to complete this course, they should include the module in the relevant TrainMe profile.

Points to remember:

2020 Purchased Leave applications now open

Applications for additional paid leave for 2020 are now open and must be submitted by 30 November 2019.  
Staff can reduce their fortnightly salary throughout a calendar year to fund additional paid leave.  Additional Leave must be purchased in 2-week blocks, up to a maximum of 8 weeks and the purchased leave will be added to the employee’s Annual Leave balance on 1 January 2020. Employees are no longer required to take Purchased Leave in 2-week blocks; the leave can be accessed just the same as accrued Annual Leave through Themis Self-Service and all purchased leave and accrued annual leave must be taken in the 2020 calendar year.

Further information, including the HR10PL form, is located on the 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 from strength to strength. 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.

Staff development

Managers training:

  • Leading teams through change: 21 November - $415

All staff training:

  • Professional staff orientation: 28 November - $30
  • LGBTI+ awareness briefing: 20 November and 3 December - no cost
  • Business Report Writing: 8 and 22 November - $220

Register via TrainMe for all enquiries email