Senior Lecturer, Literacy Education

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time and Ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Role 
The Department of Education at Swinburne University of Technology is a crucial discipline area within the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education. Underpinning all research, teaching and knowledge exchange activity in the Department is a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and groups in the communities we serve. This not only shapes the ethos in the Department, but also our engagement with stakeholders including but not limited to students and our professional partners. 

The Department of Education is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and innovative academic who will lead and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, with a specific focus on literacy. This includes accreditation activities associated with external agencies and organisations. Teaching will involve a range of blended delivery methods, including lectures, tutorials and seminars. Additionally, the appointee will contribute to the research profile of the department by participating in and leading a defined field of research within Education. The incumbent will be actively involved in the supervision of postgraduate research students.  

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

•    Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching with a focus on literacy, including a record of leading and directing a course in teacher education. 
•    Demonstrated high-level competence in leading innovative teaching and curriculum development in on-campus, flexible, blended, and online modes of delivery.
•    Excellent understanding of the trends and issues in teacher education and professional practice. 
•    Demonstrated ability to contribute to capacity building and mentoring of students and colleagues. 
•    A good track record of high-quality research outputs, including an emerging record of funding and HDR supervision.

For more information, please refer to the Key Selection Criteria in the Job Description.

•    A Bachelor or Postgraduate Teaching Degree in Education  
•    A Doctoral Qualification relevant to the field of Education 

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

•    Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
•    Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
•    Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
•    Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

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Applications Close: January 7th at 5pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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