Professor of Education


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Townsville, QLD 


College of Arts Society and Education, Education

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Full Time - Continuing


Academic: Professor

Job Description:

James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and we now have an exciting opportunity for an established academic to join a dynamic team of professionals within the College of Arts, Society and Education. A full-time and continuing appointment; this position can be based at either the JCU Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas or the JCU Cairns Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield. Remuneration at Academic Level E $178,793 per annum plus 17% employer superannuation contributions.
What you can accomplish in the role
Working in a leadership role, you will foster and develop the capacity of others within the College and Academic Group. As an experienced educator, you will teach into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research programs, supervise Higher Degree Research candidates, work collaboratively with schools in the Tropics and beyond, liaise with relevant organisations and stakeholders, and support the University’s Strategic Intent.
What you will bring to the role
As an established educational leader of international standing, you will have an exemplary record of accomplishments across the domains of teaching, learning and curriculum development; research and scholarship; community engagement and professional activities. Through collaboration and engagement, you have developed strong working relationships with colleagues, professional associations and relevant industry bodies.
Tropical North Queensland
Bordered by the Coral Sea, the Wet Tropics and the Outback, the Townsville region has a vibrant natural landscape, rich Indigenous history, beautifully preserved Federation architecture, a smattering of islands just off its coast, and a vibrant, progressive dining scene. 
Experience the unparalleled natural beauty of Cairns, where spectacular reefs, ancient rainforests, rich culture, and an alfresco dining scene blend into one.  The region boasts mild winters, gorgeous beaches, stunning scenery, and is the gateway to the rest of the Tropical North Queensland region, fly directly to Cairns Airport (domestically or internationally) to discover one of Queensland’s most adventurous cities.
Consistently voted in the top 250 of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities
  • well-equipped; on-campus facilities including medical, cafes, gym and childcare 
How to Apply
If you are an academic looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please visit the education campaign microsite located on the Careers at JCU website. Applications close:  26 September 2021.




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