Senior Lecturer, Primary Education (Primary Literacy) job with THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA

  • Continuing full-time role
  • Based in Newcastle, NSW
  • Focus on Primary English / Literacy

Make significant contributions to teaching, research and professional service in the field of Primary Literacy in the School of Education

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their exceptional teaching to our region, and to take their research impact to the world with us.

As one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in the world for partnering for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded by the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

Be part of something bigger

The School of Education is one of the largest providers of initial teacher education programs in Australia and is in the top 100 Education Schools in the world as rated by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. We are leaders in equity, excellence and emerging technologies .

the role

In this role you want:

  • Demonstrate educational leadership at the course and program level
  • Build research productivity and develop recognition for the School of Education, including generating quality publications.
  • Attract external grant funding and develop links with industry, government and NGO’s.
  • Inspire Research Higher Degree (RHD) students to join the discipline and act as principal RHD supervisor.

This continuing position is full time and will be located at the Callaghan Campus (Awabakal land).

Click the Apply button to access the position description. You will be redirected to the advert on our University of Newcastle jobs page where you will be able to find the link to the position description.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

How will you become part of our community?

  • Hold a proven teaching record
  • Demonstrated experience with course coordination and program convening.
  • Proven capacity to supervise Honors and Research Higher Degree candidates.
  • Significant contributions to research, evidenced by an extensive publication record including publications in journals of international standing, experience with the preparation and submission of grant proposals, and contribution to research teams
  • A PhD in an area of ​​Education with an emphasis on English / Literacy

How will we support you?

The remuneration for this position is from $126,446 + 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit: -at-a-glance

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

Please visit for a guide on how to apply for a role. Please note that you will be asked to add your application as one PDF document.

Your application must include (in a single document, PDF preferred):

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A cover letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

For additional information on the position contact Tanille Elley, School Executive Officer on 02 4921 5494 or via email

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Closing date: Sunday, 26 June 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be looking ahead with you


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