The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. The Faculty of Arts and Education is key to realising this commitment as part of the University’s NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. These newly created positions are part of a strategic investment to pursue an ambitious agenda: to harness the capacity of the University’s world class research in order to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across its regions and contribute to social and economic resilience and growth.
About the Professor of Innovation in Schooling
The new professor will develop work that is aligned with the UON’s commitment to equity in all levels of education, and develop and deliver innovative programs and courses in teacher education as well a research in schooling that takes advantage of new and emerging knowledge about learning and changing workforce needs.
This newly created role follows on UON’s recent launch of the Global Learning Equity Network aimed to reframe teacher education by putting learning and equity within the same focus, and track best practice to see what’s really having an impact in classrooms and on school leadership. The goal is to establish benchmarks and build evidence base of what is working, to understand the benefits and consequences of change in the classroom, and the impact on children’s learning.
Newcastle and the Hunter region offers an ideal ‘lab’ for reform to address learner equity in the classroom: UON has one of the largest teaching education programs in Australia, UON has ongoing strong community links, plus school leaders in the region are keen to hear new insights from UON. Learn more here
It is hoped that the right person can help influence policy and practice in Australia at a national level.
For 50 years, UON has delivered education to talented students from diverse backgrounds, developing the professional leaders of the future. Critical to its success has been an enduring commitment to equity, excellence and engagement.
UON is a dynamic university; a research-intensive university ranked in the top eight nationally for quality of research with international strengths in the humanities, social sciences and creative industries as well as in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, life sciences, environmental sciences, architecture and many more. UON’s engagement with partners drives new directions and drives a commitment to providing students and graduates with opportunities to engage in entrepreneurship to support the creation of new jobs and new businesses.
Relocating to Newcastle
The University supports the relocation of the right candidate and her/his family.
Next steps: to learn more, and to apply
To obtain the candidate information package and for a confidential discussion candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign: Dr Rosalind De Sailly via email at UON@desailly.com.au
Expressions of interest received via the above email address will be considered from end of May.
Candidates local to the UK may be invited to a confidential, preliminary meeting with University representatives at the end of June.