Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education

University of Melbourne


October 31, 2022


Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education

Job no: 0057029 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education Salary: Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. MGSE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.

About the Role

The Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Education will be at the forefront of Health and Physical Education in Australia with a strong international profile. They will make effective contributions to teaching and learning, research and scholarship, engagement, leadership and service within MGSE. The successful applicant will have expertise in primary education and secondary education with the capacity to address issues associated with Health, Physical Education and Sport across the lifespan.

As a teacher in MGSE, the Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Education will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be involved with subject development (including the development of online pedagogies) and subject coordination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Making significant contributions to the leadership, design, coordination and implementation of subjects and courses related to Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Initiating and leading programs of research and research teams connected with Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Engaging with and contribute to national and international scholarly networks
  • About You You will have extensive experience and an excellence in teaching at a university level, able to make significant contributions to subject and course development. You have the demonstrated ability to apply for and achieve competitive grant applications, along with other succeeding with other means of securing external research funding. You strong interpersonal and communication skills enable you to provide supervision to graduate research students, and you have a record of successful completions.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or professional doctorate in a relevant area
  • Qualifications that meet requirements for professional registration as a teacher
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to research in Health and Physical Education through the development of research projects, acquisition of funding, and publication of findings in relevant leading outlets
  • An excellent record in teaching at university level within Health and Physical Education and Sports Studies, including the ability to make significant contributions to subject and course development incorporating blended and online learning, undertake subject coordination duties and provide specialised support to students on placement
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, visit https: //

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    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 us at

    Advertised: 20 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 31 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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