Teaching Specialist, Wellbeing Science

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Sep 2023

26 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Educational sciences
Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

22 Sep 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job no: 0059721
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Department/School: Centre for Wellbeing Science
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Level C - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role

The Teaching Specialist, Wellbeing Science will make an outstanding contribution to teaching, education scholarship and engagement. The Teaching Specialist in Wellbeing Science is a teaching focused and knowledge transfer role. This person will contribute strongly to the Faculty’s teaching programs including the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), undergraduate breadth subjects in wellbeing science as well as the development of new subjects related to wellbeing coaching and wellbeing leadership.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching in the Faculty programs, particularly the Centre for Wellbeing Science programs
  • Broadening knowledge and expertise in wellbeing science to enable teaching across multiple subjects within the Centre and Faculty
  • Showing leadership in the Teaching and Learning portfolios, including development of new programs

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking an accomplished individual with a strong history of effective instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This includes the capacity to enrich and manage inventive academic programs, along with demonstrated success in transferring knowledge. A deep understanding of current discourse in wellbeing science and education is crucial, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication capabilities for seamless contribution within a collaborative teaching team.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research doctorate in Wellbeing Science, for example Positive Psychology, Psychology, Education or Workplace Wellbeing
  • A demonstrated capacity to contribute to the future directions of the University of Melbourne
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to plan and organise self and others to ensure the successful completion of tasks

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The Centre for Wellbeing Science

The Centre for Wellbeing Science (CWS) is Australia’s leading research Centre in positive psychology and is part of MGSE at the University of Melbourne. Our purpose at CWS is to build and use the science of wellbeing to help individuals to flourish and to create thriving communities. We realise this purpose by using new approaches in our work with communities which involve building learning capabilities and adopting a strengths-based lens. We have a special focus on working with young people to equip and empower them to become positive change agents in their community.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation  page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 22 September 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0059721_Teaching Specialist, Wellbeing Science_PD (1).pdf

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