Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation
Reference: 0044718
Contact Name: Enquiries only: Dr Jim Watterston, Dean
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2018 07:27

Job Description

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia

- Join Australia's number 1 University †
- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to have an impact.

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Salary: Attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research. This commitment to excellence has seen the University bring together the brightest minds to redefine best practice in online education to deliver unparalleled quality education, 100% online, to students worldwide.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is seeking a Professor to fill the position of Gerry Higgins Chair in the Centre for Positive Psychology. The Gerry Higgins Chair will contribute exceptional pedagogical and scholarly expertise, strategic planning and academic management to the refinement and enhancement of student opportunities to build and deliver world class academic programs in the field of positive psychology.

To be the ideal candidate for this position, you will have an established or rapidly emerging international reputation in positive psychology, with a strong research profile and demonstrable capacity for leadership in research, training and collaboration. You will have a substantial track record of success in significant research grants and income as well as in attracting and supervising research students. Your experience and ability to lead and establish productive collaborations within educational research is essential for this role.

The ideal candidate will be well respected within the positive psychology academic and professional communities and will bring a track record in academic engagement with the vision and capacity to help shape and build the future of the Centre for Positive Psychology.

Additionally, the ideal candidate, you will be a well-respected leader internationally within your discipline and will also bring a sustained track record in academic engagement with the vision and capacity to help shape academic teaching and research.

The Gerry Higgins Chair will be required to undertake the responsibilities of a Professor of the University and the Faculty as outlined in: University Expectations of a Professor and Faculty Expectations of Academic staff. All Professors are members of the Academic Board of the University.

• Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
• Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
• The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
• A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Employment Type: full-time fixed term position for 5 years       

Enquiries only to: Dr Jim Watterston, Dean. Enterprise Professor, Education Systems Tel: +61 3 8344 8331


Close date: 5 Sep 2018

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