Associate Director/Director in Educational Development

4 days left

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Ref
2098/1018F
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term

University of Sydney Business School

  • Lead the transformation of the educational experience through innovative educational design and development
  • Full Time, 3 year fixed term position (flexible work arrangements may be considered including part-time, job share and other options)
  • Academic Level C (Senior Lecturer level - Salary: $127K to $147K p.a.) OR  Academic Level D (Associate Professor level - Salary: $153K to $169K p.a.), plus leave loading and generous superannuation contribution

About the opportunity

The Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research, learning, development of resources, and journal publishing and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. It is situated in a new $180m state-of-the-art learning environment which, in the highly competitive global market for business education, will further enhance its ability to attract the best and brightest students, staff and researchers from around the world.

The Associate Director/Director – Educational Development will lead a new faculty strategic initiative that will transform the student experience in core units for our internationally regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Commerce.  Addressing the challenges of teaching and learning at scale, this post will be the central hub for strategic pedagogical change, working with academic staff, professional staff support teams, students and the wider University to ensure the successful delivery of this initiative.  Led by the Associate Dean (Education) and working closely with the Associate Dean (Programs) and the Associate Dean (Student Life), this post will provide leadership, line management and direction for the up to ten academic and professional staff.  They will work closely with the School’s Educational Innovation team along with other Professional Services staff to effectively co-ordinate and implement complex educational change projects.  They will design staff training, academic reward and community engagement initiatives to better support the ongoing development of our teaching and learning community.  They will provide will provide leadership for the successful evaluation of the projects including supporting rigorous pedagogical and evaluative research and the dissemination of these findings to the School, the University and the wider sector.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an academic who will:

  • lead, innovate, advise and support staff on educational change, primarily related to transforming large units of study
  • provide specialist pedagogical support for innovative approaches to education and assessment and the use of technology, social media and other digital education practices
  • lead a team of educational specialists, academics and researchers to deliver effective and impactful change
  • undertake research and publish in teaching and learning in higher education, preferably aligned with the evaluation of pedagogical initiatives
  • promote scholarship of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education, both internally and externally

To be a successful candidate at Level C you will possess:

  • a complete or near complete PhD in a relevant field
  • expertise in educational or academic development in higher education
  • experience in integrating and evaluating technology enhanced learning into higher education contexts
  • a demonstrated ability to build the capacity of academic staff to engage in innovative forms of teaching and learning
  • excellent relationship building skills with students and colleagues to effect systemic pedagogical change
  • experience designing and developing quality and engaging learning activities for university students, including the use of technology, social media or other digital practices
  • experience in leading programs of pedagogical change, including managing project deadlines, budgets and staffing resources
  • extensive knowledge of University, regulatory environment (TEQSA, threshold standards), accreditation requirements and assurance of learning processes
  • a research program including peer-reviewed publications, particularly in areas associated with learning and teaching, technology and/or assessment

To be a successful candidate at Level D you will possess:

  • a complete PhD in a relevant field
  • a sustained record of excellence in educational or academic development within the discipline, as evidenced through demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes, professional accreditation (such as Fellowship of the HEA or equivalent) and innovation
  • extensive experience of strategically integrating and evaluating technology enhanced learning into higher education contexts
  • a demonstrated ability to build the capacity of academic staff and educational leadership (such as Program Directors and Unit of Study Co-ordinators) to engage in innovative forms of teaching and learning and to successfully delivery pedagogical change projects
  • extensive experience in leading programs of pedagogical change, including managing project deadlines, budgets and staffing resources and supervising and/or mentoring others towards success
  • extensive knowledge of University, regulatory environment (TEQSA, threshold standards), accreditation requirements and assurance of learning processes
  • an internationally recognized research program including peer-reviewed publications and/or successful grants applications, particularly in areas associated with learning and teaching, technology and/or assessment.
  • a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of education in the discipline, School, Faculty and University

At Level D (Associate Professor) (in addition to the above criteria)

  • maintain a national or international reputation for educational leadership, design and innovation
  • maintain a well-regarded and sustained record of educational or disciplinary research in high-quality national or international peer-reviewed outlets
  • make an outstanding contribution to governance and collegial life within the University (eg. by chairing School or Faculty committees, undertaking significant administrative positions or participating in University-level committees) especially in areas related to teaching and learning
  • develop, lead and collaborate on innovative initiatives and original contributions in teaching and learning and curriculum development beyond the University (eg. contributions to national efforts to enhance curriculum, work-integrated learning practices to increase engagement with the industry/profession)
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty/ School as articulated through the Faculty/ School's Strategic Plan/s or equivalent

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney Business School is regarded as a leader in the region, and is one of the very few Australian schools to hold business and  accounting accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. It is also the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2098/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 25 November, 2018 (11:30pm; Sydney time)

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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