Teacher Education (Primary, Early Childhood, Secondary Mathematics)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 23 Apr 2024

  • $110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEVB); $134,035 to $154,013 pa (ALEVC), $160,672 to $176,649 pa (ALEVD)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Joondalup and Mount Lawley campus
  • Open to candidates with the relevant work rights



  • Seeking passionate academics to join one of Australia’s largest Schools of Education
  • Specialisations available in Primary Education (general pedagogy), Early Childhood, Secondary Mathematics 
  • Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, appointments 

The Opportunity

Teachers of tomorrow choose ECU’s School of Education because we’re leaders in teacher education and education research. With over 5000 students and a proud history of teacher education since 1902, the School has consistently been recognised as one of the highest-ranking schools of education in Australia for student satisfaction. Our dedicated staff is committed to equipping aspiring and practicing teachers with the skills, knowledge and experiences to positively impact the lives of students and communities. 

Our teaching and research addresses the most critical challenges in the field, including teaching, learning, and educational leadership; sport, health, and wellness; language, literacy, and numeracy; higher education pedagogy and curricular development; assessment and evaluation; interdisciplinary and innovative research approaches; and educational equity in local, national, and international contexts.

Now is an exciting time to be joining the School’s highly respected undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research programs for commencement in mid 2024.  

A Candidate Pack explaining each of the opportunities, together with Role Descriptors for each level of appointment is available on our Employment Opportunities website.

The Role
A Lecturer / Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor appointment is available within the following areas.  Appointment level will be commensurate with academic research and teaching experience and qualifications preferably at PhD or minimum Masters level. Interested applicants are encouraged to view the attached Candidate Pack. 

  • Primary Education (general pedagogy)
  • Early Childhood 
  • Secondary Mathematics 

Appointees will demonstrate a high level of connectivity between the education of pre-service teachers, their own teaching experiences, engagement with schooling/early childhood and industry sectors, and demonstrated research capability.

Role Requirements 

  • PhD in a relevant discipline OR
  • Substantial progress towards a PhD and professional equivalency which would require demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the relevant discipline curriculum, national learning frameworks and the quality agenda with a research profile evidenced by publications (and demonstrated ability to teach at University level) AND
  • An established or emerging track record in quality research and outputs in Education (Field of Research code 39)
  • Expertise, experience, and a strong pedagogical approach to education in the relevant discipline
  • Appointment at the Professor or Associate Professor level will require candidates to also have an extensive proven national and/or international record in research. 
  • The successful applicant will also be required to obtain and maintain a Working with Children Check, a National Police Check and preferably be eligible for Teacher Registration in Western Australia.

  • Succinctly summarise (maximum 1 page covering letter) your experience, interest and suitability (for the specific role/s and level of appointment you are applying for).
  • Brief summary (maximum 3 pages) covering the contribution you will make as an academic (relevant to the specific level of appointment sought) and how your proven local/national/ and/or international record in teaching; research;  and/or educational policy would benefit the School of Education.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, including summaries of the key academic/teaching roles you have held or hold currently.

  • Inquiries:

    Benefits & Remuneration
    These ongoing positions attract remuneration of $110,065 to $130,045 per annum (ALEVB); $134,035 to $154,013 per annum (ALEVC), $160,672 to $176,649 per annum (ALEVD) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

    A relocation package from interstate may also be negotiated for high calibre candidates.

    For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website .

    Closing Date:
    Applications close on Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 11:30pm AWST.

    ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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