The Melbourne Academy


The Melbourne Academy is a Melbourne CSHE initiative for Early Career Academics (ECAs). It provides a dedicated program of professional development which includes knowledge and skills that are important for developing academic careers.

This semester, the program will focus on early career researchers, including research-only and teaching and research staff.

Intended learning outcomes

The Melbourne Academy program is designed to offer opportunities for ECAs to:

  • build their knowledge and skills related to the primary areas of the University: research, teaching and learning, and engagement
  • develop their understanding and appreciation of critical skills required in complex academic institutions
  • provide opportunities to establish peer networks across the University

Participants who attend all sessions and complete the assessment will receive a certificate of participation and become a Fellow of the Melbourne Academy.

Suitable for

Early career academics who fulfil the following criteria:

  • are employed at the University of Melbourne
  • have less than five years' full-time equivalent post PhD academic experience at university level
  • are currently in a continuing or fixed term position.


The Melbourne Academy program will be offered in April 2021.

Program schedule

The program will begin in late April and continue into late May/early June.

1Teaching and learning
2Scholarship of teaching and learning
3Career and professional development
4Engagement, collaboration and communication
5Leadership development
6Bringing it all together


Expressions of interest are now CLOSED.


Program content

Associate Professor Karena Waller, Program Coordinator

Registration or administrative matters

Ms Cathleen Benevento, Senior Administrative Officer