New staff and staff changes

  • Professor Marcia McKenzie has been appointed as Professor of Global Studies and International Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE).Professor McKenzie’s commencement follows 14 years at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, where she has been Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Director of the Sustainability Education Research Institute. Professor McKenzie will commence at MGSE on 15 July 2021, as a member of the Social Transformations & Education Academic Group.
  • Dr Harry Galatis has been appointed in the leadership position of Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching Secondary. Harry will begin this role on Monday 3 May until 31 December 2021. At the same time, Associate Professor Mark Selkrig will step down as Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching Secondary to commence his new leadership position as Director, Digital Engagement.

Indigenous Partnership opportunities

Jawun Program (six-week secondment program open to professional and academic staff)

Enabling and supporting Indigenous communities across Australia by providing skilled secondees to assist Indigenous organisations build capability and empower Indigenous-led development.  Best suited to appropriately experienced staff to ensure maximum impact through the transfer of skills, knowledge and experience.  The ability to listen, gain trust and build relationships is critical.   Secondments will take place in either July/August or October/November.

Jawun Program - Further information (DOCX)

For more information on the Jawun Program, contact Leesa Middleton.

Garma Festival (two-week volunteer program open to professional staff)

Opportunity to volunteer at the Garma Festival held in the North-East Arnhem Land from 26 July – 6 August.  Volunteer staff will work with wider volunteer and Festival crew managing the bump-in and out of the Festival as well as managing the Key Forum auditorium space and program (allowing them to hear the keynote speakers, presentations and panels being delivered on the issues and progress of Indigenous Australians).  Volunteers will need to be enthusiastic, motivated, friendly and approachable.  They will need to be flexible and willing to roll up their sleeves and pitch in to do whatever is required (they also need to be prepared to camp).  There will be a considerable amount of physical work (in hot, humid conditions) so volunteers will need reasonable fitness and physical health.

Garma Festival 2021 briefing paper (DOCX)

For more information on the Garma Festival, contact Mary Robb.

Nominations are required by 30 April 2021.  Please note that a minimum number of places are available.

MGSE Annual and Triennial Academic Performance Reviews

Academic staff are invited to complete either an Annual or Triennial Performance Reviews online via Academic Careers @ Melbourne in accordance with established processes. All Annual and Triennial Reviews must be completed by Friday 30 April 2021.

If you have not done so already, can you please commence discussions with your staff/supervisor. The People & Culture (P&C) team will be available if any staff or supervisors need additional assistance.

To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne

  • Log in to the Academic Careers @ Melbourne portal
  • Click on 'HR Applications' and follow the links to the Academic Careers dashboard of your choice.

How to Guides are located under the Performance Development Framework link including:

  • How to Guide for Academics
  • How to Guide for Supervisors and Department Administrators
  • Find answers to your questions by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions

Contact HR Assist using the General Enquiry form or call +61 3 9035 4000 (option 1.1)

Staff Development 2021

Please note there is no cost for the following courses, all courses are offered virtually, please enrol via TrainME:

Training for managers

  • Manager Essentials (1x1.5hr + 2 x 1hr) 12 and 13 July
    Provides new managers with the fundamentals of managing at the University, strategies, priorities, manager role in the employee lifecycle and information to be successful.

Training for all staff

  • Working with Emotional Intelligence (2 x 90 min) 29 April
    Use emotional intelligence as a tool to increase your impact and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • LGBTI+ Awareness Employee Briefings (2hr) 5 May
    Why LGBTI+ inclusion is important, gain familiarity with terminology and explore challenges often faced by LGBTI+ employees.
  • Pride in Action Ally Training (2hr) 9 June
    Explores the role allies play and how they can make a difference, how to respond to negative commentary, address questions, concerns and experiences as an ally.

For any enquiries contact: