Lecturer - STEAM

Country: Australia;

City: Queensland

Vacancy added: 23.05.2019

Employer: The University of Queensland

Resumes due: 21.06.2019


The School of Education is consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions in the field of education. It has been ranked as above world standard in the most recent ERA, and received the ranking of “high” in all three categories in its Engagement and Impact Assessment  for 2018-2019 (See https://dataportal.arc.gov.au/EI/NationalReport/2018/pages/section4/index.html?for=13-education).  It has a strong commitment to addressing issues of education and equity in the context of rapid social, economic and cultural change.

About this Opportunity

Applicants will be expected to teach STEAM focused courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) primarily in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Education primary programs and postgraduate programs in areas relevant to their expertise.  The successful appointee will have the capacity to pursue a strong and productive program of research relevant to the School’s existing and emerging research priorities (https://education.uq.edu.au/research) and to supervise research students. The appointee will be expected to undertake administration, service, and leadership roles commensurate with their level of appointment. The appointee will be expected to undertake administration, service, and leadership roles commensurate with their level of appointment.

The Ideal Candidate

Applicants should possess a PhD in Education with a tertiary degree in a STEAM Education discipline area. We are looking for a STEAM Educator with experience of curriculum leadership and innovation and, ideally, scholarly activity within the field. Candidates would also benefit from having had experience of working with STEAM student teachers across years K-12, provision of teacher professional development in schools and be able to develop creative approaches to teaching STEAM in the initial teacher education and Educational Studies suite of programs. Applicants should show evidence of innovative teaching contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degree programs.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time continuing position at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,062 p.a.)

Our Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview may be required to present a research and/or teaching seminar to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research and/or teaching seminars topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Patricia Morrell on +61 7 3365 6227 or email head@education.uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating UQJob 507671 in the subject line.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. For information on completing the application process click here.

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