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. In 2020 there will be a particular focus on teaching specialists.


The Melbourne Academy program will be offered in September 2020.

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 will receive a certificate of participation and become a Fellow of the Melbourne Academy.


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.

Teaching specialists are encouraged to apply.

Fees and charges

There are no fees or direct charges to departments, schools or faculties.

Program outline

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

Expressions of interest

Interested staff are asked to complete the expression of interest form below. The program coordinator will then assess applicants' eligibility for the program.

Expression of Interest form


Program content

Associate Professor Karena Waller, Program Coordinator

Registration or administrative matters

Ms Cathleen Benevento, Senior Administrative Officer