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Lecturer, Inclusive Education and Educational Psychology

Job No.:563315

Work type:Continuing

The role offers the opportunity to develop and deliver high quality teaching programs underpinned by current research in inclusive education and educational psychology.
You will make a significant contribution to the innovative and effective curriculum, and lead high impact research that will strengthen our existing robust and ambitious research culture.
Join our dynamic and highly motivated team, focused on driving innovation in teaching and research.

  • Full time
  • Continuing
  • Teaching & Research
  • Can be based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses.
  • Level B - TRP $115,256 - $136,108 per annum inclusive of 17% superannuation


About the position

The position holder will have a strong understanding of inclusive education and educational psychology to develop innovative teaching programs that enhance the student learning experience. They will contribute to a robust teaching and learning culture at La Trobe University. They will work with teams to deliver high quality curriculum and teaching experiences in inclusive education and educational psychology. The position holder will engage in research to inform inclusive education and educational psychology policy and professional practices. They will have links to stakeholders and professional bodies to strengthen industry engagement and translational opportunities for research impact. They will demonstrate a program of research in inclusive education and education psychology and develop a research track-record of quality publications and grant submissions. With mentoring support, they will obtain necessary research funding from external funding sources.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Demonstrated experience in inclusive education and educational psychology, and an understanding of current research and trends that inform quality pedagogy in a range of learning environments to drive change.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, recognise the value of diversity and model accountability, connectedness, innovation and care.
  • Ability to think creatively, explore new ideas and respectfully challenge existing practices in order to improve current ways of working.
  • Ability to enable a safe, inclusive, high-performing team culture, prioritising staff mental health and wellbeing.
  • Ability to build a culture of continuous improvement, implementing ideas generated by team members.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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About the School of Education

The School of Education is changing the face of education in Australia and abroad. As an industry leader, we are building a quality profession for all.

We champion learning and leadership values in a diverse and global context. We embrace different learners, pathways and cultures to shape inclusive approaches to learning and teaching. We promote the sustainability of natural (outdoor) environments and their potential for learning about ourselves and others.

We aim to make a difference by promoting impactful and critical research as well as professional excellence for teaching, leadership and work with the environment. We work inter-culturally with, and for, all learners, educators and educational leaders.


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Sunday 5 June 2022

Position Enquiries:  Professor Joanna Barbousas, Dean of Education, j.barbousas@latrobe.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries:  Recruitment@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD-Level-B-TR Inclusive Education and Educational Psychology.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The University’s Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures, requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication.  This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.  As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

Please scroll down to apply.

Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.




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