Lecturer, Literacy

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-Time, Ongoing Opportunity for a Lecturer in Literacy

  • Salary Academic Level B  + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Bundoora West campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University. 


About You 

RMIT is looking for a literacy education lecturer, passionate about supporting the development of language, literacy and literature in the primary years. 


The literacy lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the school, in disciplines related to literacy. The successful applicant is also expected to supervise research projects and theses at the postgraduate level in areas related to their areas of expertise, contribute to School, College and University strategic plan targets in research and/or consultancy, and maintain and develop their professional standing within the profession or discipline. 


The appointee is also expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team and undertake administrative tasks as appropriate. 


The successful applicant must have a completed PhD in a relevant discipline and a recognised teaching qualification together with recent experience appropriate to the field of literacy education. 



To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum:  


  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver face to face/ intensive/ fully online Teacher Education Programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials. 

  • Ability to undertake course coordination role. 

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning. 

  • Demonstrated ability to teach Teacher Education Programs effectively in primary/middle school settings and contribute to the professional learning of practicing teachers. 

  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links. 

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates. 

  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration. 


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field. 


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



About the  School. 


School of Education  


The School of Education is one school within the College of Design and Social Context and offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in education, pre-service teacher education, early childhood education, educational research, professional learning and short courses. 


The school is committed to teaching, research and engagement that improves the quality of education, work and life for people and systems in formal and informal settings. Collaborating with a variety of partners, we strive to co-create teaching, learning and professional development experiences that are engaging, industry responsive and evidence informed. The school’s research is innovative, with academic staff and HDR students employing a variety of traditional and cutting-edge methods and theories that contribute to our understanding of education in domestic and international education settings. We examine important educational issues, and work to contribute new insights that will advance equity, excellence, and efficiency that benefits individuals and educational organisations in the spirit of reconciliation. 



To Apply  

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria  for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.  


For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Jenny.Seo@rmit.edu.au 




Applications close on 1st March at 11.59pm.  

Applications Close:
1 Mar 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.


Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here .

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

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