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Opportunities in Arts, Society and Education

Information for Applicants

Welcome from the Dean


Dean of the College of Arts, Society and EducationThank you for your interest in joining JCU's College of Arts, Society and Education. Our range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are united by a commitment to provide excellent teaching, offer experiential learning opportunities, cultivate diversity and respect difference.

This commitment has garnered JCU hard-earned accolades. The Good Universities Guide 2022 rated our education and training postgraduate courses five stars for full-time employment, and our undergraduate humanities and social sciences courses received five stars for student support. JCU is committed to creating a brighter future through discoveries that make a difference. Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) has rated JCU world-class or above in the research areas of Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Human Geography, Linguistics, Sociology, and Specialist Studies in Education.

All of this happens in some of the most interesting places in the world. In JCU Townsville and JCU Cairns, students and staff are part of, and serve, a range of diverse communities. The College of Arts, Society and Education builds capacity in the Tropics by providing coursework that can develop knowledge and skills in Humanities and Creative Media, Social Sciences, Social Work and Education. We also facilitate the expansion of knowledge of people and societies in the Tropics through research at Masters and PhD levels.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you well on the journey you are about to begin.

Regards,

Professor Anne-Marie Morgan

Dean of the College of Art, Society and Education

About JCU

This is Uni... but not as you know it


Students and staff can develop professional skills during field trips to the most fascinating places on Earth. Students don't just leave with degrees, they finish with stories. JCU staff are committed to inspiring those stories through research and teaching excellence that brings together people and societies, the natural world, the built environment and experiential learning.


Stories about Research and Teaching

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference

Working at JCU

JCU is strongly committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and aspires to continue developing a workforce that reflects the diversity, capacities and capabilities of people from the regions in which we operate. We are committed to developing future leaders, building upon the wealth of wisdom and experience embodied by our current academic leaders, we will identify and nurture those who will take JCU into the future.

Our character and actions are underpinned by our values and beliefs:

Values
  • Excellence
  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Mutual respect
  • Discovery
  • Creativity and Innovation
Beliefs
  • We recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives
  • We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community
  • We are enriched by and celebrate our communities’ diversity
  • We understand that a sustainable environment is central to our lives and our work
  • We strive to anticipate and respond to our community’s needs delivering education and research in more flexible ways
  • We uphold our commitments

We’re looking for our employees of the future who subscribe to our values and beliefs and recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives. We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community and welcome dedicated professionals who can help us make a difference.


JCU has an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy 2015-2020 (PDF, 2144 KB).

Candidates are supported knowing JCU’s Vice Chancellor and senior management team are fully committed to the goals and strategies laid out in the Workforce Strategy to increase, retain and develop our Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Increasing numbers of staff at JCU are undertaking cultural awareness training, so members on the selection panel should have an understanding of significant cultural differences.


A three-year, fixed-term appointment; this position is based at the JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Level of appointment and remuneration will be dependent on qualifications and experience

What you can accomplish in the role

The appointee will have oversight of the Graduate Certificate of Career Development program and be responsible for the development of innovative and contemporary course materials and the delivery of teaching into this program. The appointee will also conduct research and publish in the fields of Career Development and Education, and supervise Higher Degree Research candidates.

As an effective communicator, you will support community engagement and work collaboratively with the schools in the Tropics and beyond, including liaising with relevant organisations and stakeholders, whilst supporting the University’s strategic intent.

Why JCU

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 Current Vacancies for more information. Vacancy reference 17576. Applications close: 26 September 2021


A two-year, fixed-term appointment; this position is based at the JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Level of appointment and remuneration will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

What you can accomplish in the role

The appointee will have oversight of the Master of Guidance and Counselling program at JCU, and be responsible for the development of innovative and contemporary course materials and the delivery of teaching in this program. The appointee will conduct research and publish in the fields of Guidance & Counselling and Education, and supervise Higher Degree Research candidates. Proven experience with teaching and research in related disciplines including regional, rural and remote programs will be highly regarded.

As an effective communicator, you will support community engagement and work collaboratively with schools in the Tropics and beyond, liaise with relevant organisations and stakeholders, and support the University’s Strategic Intent.

Why JCU

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 Current Vacancies for more information. Vacancy reference 17577. Applications close: 26 September 2021


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.

Why JCU

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 Current Vacancies for more information. Vacancy reference 17579. Applications close: 26 September 2021


JCU's College of Arts, Society and Education

Making a difference to Education, Humanities, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, and Social Work

A group of students sitting on a sunny beach in Tropical North Queensland.

About Tropical North Queensland

With the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Outback and ancient rainforests, North Queensland has a treasure-trove of natural wonders to explore.

The urban centres of Cairns and Townsville are major commercial and tourism hubs, providing opportunities for business, recreation and adventure.

North Queensland is home to some of the best weather that Australia has to offer. Sunny days, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and a generally comfortable climate are part of what make North Queensland such a popular place to live.

The North Queensland climate is characterised by two distinct seasons, with warm temperatures and a low rainfall during the winter period while summer sees higher rainfall and warmer, balmy temperatures.

For more information, visit JCU North Queensland.

For more information

Phone: +61 7 4781 6818  Email: deancase@jcu.edu.au