Lecturer in Politics, Education Focused

Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
AU$110,856 - AU$131639 per annum + 17% Super
Posted
Thursday, 25 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 12 December 2021
Ref
0087720
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term until 31/12/2022, located on our Camperdown Campus
  • Opportunity to engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels
  • Base Salary $110,856 - $131639 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Department of Government and International Relations is seeking to appoint a two-year, fixed term, level B Lecturer in Politics (Education Focused). Applicants with expertise in this area are welcome; however, relevant experiences in coordinating large first and second-year units in in political science and international relations, politics, political analysis, and popular culture and politics. Education focused roles are expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (70% teaching, 20% research, 10% governance).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels
  • undertake independent teaching in the discipline, area of expertise and/or related area
  • contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs of the department, with a particular focus on politics and political analysis, including policymaking in political context, Australian politics, popular culture and politics
  • supervise honours and postgraduate students.
  • evaluate teaching and learning and apply learnings to improve practice and outcomes in the units coordinated
  • contribute to the design and delivery of multidisciplinary work-integrated learning units and content
  • work collaboratively where coordination of units involves across school/faculty cooperation with professionalism
  • develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty

About you

  • a PhD (awarded) in politics, public administration, policy analysis or relevant fields
  • demonstrated teaching ability and experience in politics, public policy, Australian politics, political analysis, popular culture and politics and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations
  • the potential to contribute to advanced level interdisciplinary programs
  • demonstrated experience in supervising honours and postgraduate students
  • evidence of contributing to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives in multidisciplinary work-related units such as micro-credential and professional education
  • ability to develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty
  • ability to work collaboratively across school/faculty and with industry/public sector

Closing date for applications

11:59, 12 December 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas/Nicole Feain from Recruitment Operations, Human Resources via recruitment.ablc@sydney.edu.au

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