Lecturer in Classical Hebrew and Judaism Curriculum

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
Feb 02, 2017
End of advertisement period
Mar 15, 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Sydney School of Education & Social Work
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 050/0117

  • Contribute to the school’s well-respected teaching program and research profile
  • Academic Level B
  • Part-time 0.5FTE, fixed-term of 2 years, part-time remuneration package: $58 - $69K (which includes base salary $49K-58K, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work is a national and international leader in education, social work and social policy committed to: excellence in professional education; rigorous research-informed and theoretical understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of education, social work and social policy; and, informed and critical engagement with theory, policy and practice designed to transform communities and individual lives in socially just ways. Our work is characterised by strong relationships between research, scholarship, teaching and learning that contribute to building partnerships for professional education and critical research, policy and practice collaborations.

The school offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education, as well as social work and policy studies, with growing numbers of candidates undertaking postgraduate study by course work. We have a large doctoral cohort from national and international settings. We are committed to the pedagogical principles of critical inquiry, reflective learning and collaborative research in the development of robust professional identities. Students are educated as engaged, responsible and reflective professionals who are able to act critically, morally and competently. The school maintains a strong commitment to social inclusion, offering opportunities for widening participation through a range of initiatives and interdisciplinary approaches to learning. 

We seek to appoint a Lecturer of Classical Hebrew and Judaism Curriculum, who will lead, coordinate and expand the studies of Jewish Education and the pedagogy of Classical Hebrew and Judaism at the University of Sydney. As the successful candidate your responsibilities will include:

  • program and units of study content development, coordination and review including the development of teaching materials, preparing and delivering lectures and to conduct tutorial, seminars and workshops
  • supervise professional experience placements in schools
  • promote the program and the University within the community and advise prospective students
  • work collaboratively with Jewish education organisations to develop community engagement and ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers
  • make both independent and collaborative contributions to research and scholarship
  • participate in professional and community initiatives within the University and the wider community
  • undertake administrative activities that support the above duties including participating in meetings and committees at the University, school and program levels (as appropriate)
  • work collaboratively with faculty in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies where appropriate to achieve these key goals and responsibilities.

Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty’s organisation and programs by reviewing material on its homepage: located at http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/

Relevant employment checks will be required from the preferred applicant.

This role is open to candidates with Australian citizenship, permanent residency or an existing valid work visa appropriate to the term of the position.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 15 March 2017 (Sydney time)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.