Associate Lecturer/Lecturer, Early Childhood Education

Curtin University of Technology


September 28, 2022


Job reference: 945829

Your new role The School of Education is seeking to enhance its capacity in teaching and research within Early Childhood Education. To be successful in this role you will need a doctoral qualification, or progress towards the completion of a PhD in a relevant field. We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering high-quality, modern, innovative, and competitive teaching and research, and about how that teaching and research shapes pre-service early childhood education and prepares students for long term success in their careers.

In this role, you will be required to teach and possibly coordinate units as required. You may also be expected to proactively engage and collaborate with key stakeholders in the early childhood sector, the Department of Education at state and national levels of Government, and/or with Independent and Religious education providers. You will be expected to contribute to the development and leadership of teaching and research programs.

Early Childhood Education Early childhood education is a dynamic and rapidly changing field, in terms of teaching, research and education policy. The successful applicant will have contemporary knowledge of early childhood education and be able to contribute to delivering high-quality teaching and learning, industry-relevant research and to have a presence in relevant professional organisations.

The successful applicant will be expected to commence in the role by early 2023, or sooner if possible.

We encourage non-Australian citizens/residents to apply, however, as this is a continuing (permanent) role you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered, and you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the positions as the role is Perth- based. Visa sponsorship and relocation support will be considered for the right candidate.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jeffrey S Brooks, Head of School at

About us The School of Education 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 in both teaching and research. 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 in recent times 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.

We have a keen focus on building our expertise in education policy work that speaks to urban, rural, regional, and remote school settings, and that honours and contributes to Indigenous Education research.

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 https: // www. This role is based at our vibrant Bentley campus and includes an art gallery, gym/childcare and medical centre, endless food options and great parking and public transport options.

For more information about our university, please visit www.

Join us! Your application should include (1) a cover letter, (2) your CV and (3) a separate document addressing the essential selection criteria to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Please confirm in your cover letter which position level (ALA or ALB) you are applying for. Applicants for Level A should demonstrate progress toward the completion of a PhD. Applicants for Level B should hold a PhD in a relevant field. Applicants should indicate which level is appropriate for them in their application.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline (Level B) or evidence of progress toward completion of a doctoral qualification (Level A).
  • Proven high-level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective and collaborative approach to teaching and an up-to-date knowledge of contemporary early childhood centres.
  • Experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  • An emerging record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of an emerging national reputation and growing international profile, and the potential to establish a record of obtaining research income.
  • Interest in and potential to supervise HDR students.
  • 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.
  • To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statements, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

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    Applications close: 10PM AWST Wednesday, 28 September 2022

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our Careers team on +61 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), or at

    We reserve the right to engage with recruitment agencies/search firms to support our recruitment in some instances – unsolicited contact is not welcomed.

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