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Lecturer in Special Education

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Education/Training

  • Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B), from $101,877 to $120,537 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

Macquarie University is seeking a Lecturer for a teaching and research position with a focus on evidence-based literacy instruction of students with special needs and disabilities. The successful applicant will engage in an active research program, supervise research students, and contribute to curriculum development and teaching.

About You

You will have completed a PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline. You will have a degree in special education (preferably at postgraduate level), expertise in evidence-based literacy instruction and a strong record of delivering high quality learning and teaching. You will have a research program relevant to the position and a track record of quality publications. If you are an excellent communicator and you are flexible and resilient in your approach, then this is a role you will thrive in and a department you will enjoy working with.

About Us

Within the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Department of Educational Studies is a Department that aspires to be a leader in education across the life-span. The Department combines the Institute of Early Childhood (including the Macquarie University Special Education Centre) and the School of Education both of which have excellent reputations and are highly regarded across the prior-to-school, school and wider education fields. The Department is also home to the Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education which offers high quality accredited programs of professional learning to educators across all sectors.

The Department has a national and international reputation for the quality of its research, its excellence in postgraduate teaching and its contribution to program development in a range of areas including literacies and language, curriculum and pedagogy, special and inclusive education, leadership, digital technologies and STEM. Click here to find out more about the Department of Educational Studies.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

  • A degree in special education, preferably at postgraduate level
  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in evidence-based literacy instruction and demonstrated ability to teach at university level.
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in special education, including the design, delivery, and management of lectures, tutorials, and assessment
  • A research program relevant to the position
  • A record of quality publications
  • A demonstrated capacity to attract external funding for research
  • Excellent communication skills

Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance.

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Mark Carter on

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah at or on 9850-8352

Applications Close: Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 11:55pm EST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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