Associate Lecturer / Lecturer (Academic Conversion Program) x5 Positions

Updated: 29 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1224066

In collaboration with the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), Curtin University is pleased to invite applications as part of our Academic Casual Conversion Program (the Program’) within the Curtin University Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (2022-2025).  

About the Program  

This initiative underscores our commitment to fostering a supportive and dynamic academic community. The Program is designed to transition casual academics into ongoing roles, enhancing the stability and career progression opportunities for our valued sessional staff. 

To be eligible to apply for this position under the program, applicants need to:  

  • Have been engaged by Curtin as a casual academic in the last two years
  • Be a teaching academic with experience teaching at least two terms in the last two years within higher education in Australia
Applications that are eligible under the program will be assessed on merit. Only if the position cannot be filled with an eligible candidate, will Curtin consider other applicants. 
About this Opportunity 

The School of Education is seeking to enhance its capacity and leadership within Education through the appointment of 5 x Continuing Academics, with appointments commencing at either Associate Lecturer (ALA) or Lecturer (ALB) levels, who will undertake teaching and scholarship related to learning and teaching. Applicants who hold a doctorate should apply as ALB (Lecturer), and those without a doctorate should apply as ALA (Associate Lecturer). You will need to be passionate about delivering high-quality, modern and innovative teaching and scholarship, and knowledgeable about how that teaching and scholarship (a) informs quality pre-service teacher and early childhood education, (b) supports students, teachers, administrators, academics, community members and policy makers to understand and act on their agency, (c) works to include language, culture and pedagogical traditions of First Nations people, and (d) advocates for equity and excellence in education. 

We currently have the below opportunities available:

  • Associate Lecturer/Lecturer Full time (part time will be considered). Teaching Academics with a background and specialisation in Education may apply in one or more of the following subject areas:
    • Professional Experience (Internship)
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Mathematics Education
    • Technologies
    • Science and STEM
    • Diversity, Development & Learning
Join us!
(Please note that responses to the Selection Criteria should be 2 - 4 pages max)

Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted within the Academic Role Statement or below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Essential Criteria
  • ALA does not require a PHD qualification.
  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline (ALB)
  • Proven high-level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective and collaborative approach to teaching and an up-to-date knowledge of contemporary schools
  • Experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination
  • Experience in research and/or in the scholarship of learning and teaching (ALB – not essential if applying at level ALA)
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students, staff and the educational community with cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Educational qualification with a demonstrated background and/or experience in the relevant curriculum/discipline(s) specified.

To view a copy of the Academic Role Statements, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:

  • Associate Lecturer:
  • Lecturer:
About the School of Education 

The School of Education at Curtin University has offered programs that embrace innovation in learning technologies, theory and practice since 1975, with the aim of preparing highly skilled and informed graduates who can teach and work in a fast-changing world. Curtin’s partnerships with schools and education providers in all sectors reflect our desire to work collaboratively to develop highly sought-after graduates. The School is a unique and attractive place to undertake teaching and research as our degrees are taught into all states and territories in Australia, meaning our reach and networks are broad. Additionally, we have strong ties with state and federal levels of government, and benefit from being in proximity to the Western Australia Department of Education, which has its headquarters in Perth.

The school has undergone many changes and commenced several exciting initiatives over the last few years and boasts multiple ARC Discovery and ARC Linkage grant winners. Our academics are contributing important research related to many aspects of education, publishing consistently at a high level and seeing their work informing practice in schools across Australia. The school also houses the WA node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, a high-profile ARC project collaboration that includes academics from Curtin’s Schools of Education, Allied Health, and Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

For more information about our School, please visit

Why Choose Curtin?
Curtin University is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence:Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary:Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options*, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent:Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days)*, Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Recognition for Prior Service:Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness:Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at

For more information about our university, please visit

Applications close: Tuesday 25th of June 2024

Salary Scales Link For Academics:
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation, and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Curtin Careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3, 1) or [email protected]

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