Senior Teaching Fellow, University Preparation Program

Hobart/Launceston/Burnie, Australia
$113,867 to $131,781 plus superannuation
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

University College offers a range of innovative and flexible courses including foundation and preparatory programs that offer students attractive pathways to further study and/or vocationally relevant courses. The University Preparation Program is designed to support students to develop the skills to successfully complete university study. This program aims to build relevant learning skills and student confidence. In so doing, the University Preparation Program provides an alternative entry pathway into university.

Leading and managing the University Preparation Program, the Senior Teaching Fellow is responsible for ensuring a continuous improvement approach to course and curriculum development, evaluation of teaching, continued development of teaching practice through academic scholarship and is responsible for student development and wellbeing.

In the role you will:

  • Lead and manage the delivery of the University Preparation Program to meet the needs of students in accordance with financial budgets linked to University College’s strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with the University College’s educational design and development specialists to ensure the program meets or exceeds required standards.
  • Lead innovative approaches to curriculum, teaching and assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement of the Program.
  • Undertake high quality scholarly activities and contribute to University College led learning and teaching projects.
  • Lead and manage staff teaching in the University Preparation Program, including staff recruitment and selection, induction and orientation, performance planning and review, and professional development with a continuous improvement in teaching excellence as the objective.

You will be employed on a full-time, fixed term basis until 31 December 2020.


To be considered your qualifications and experience will include:

  • A PhD in a relevant field together with strong, industry relevant specialist content knowledge and experience, or an equivalent combination of qualifications, training, and experience.
  • A demonstrably strong record in, and continuing commitment to, learning and teaching; development of contemporary high-quality curricula; and achievement of national (preferably international) recognition through notable contributions to a relevant field.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of tertiary education including quality assurance systems/methods.
  • Outstanding communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of organisations and people, and to work collaboratively and harmoniously as a leader of a high performing workplace team.
  • Ability and experience in leadership, team building, people management, and program/project/budget management.
  • A strong record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with a relevant discipline, profession, industry, and the wider community.
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement strategies to cater for differing learning styles and approaches to study.

Appointment to this role will be at Teaching Focussed Level C and will have a total annual remuneration package of up to $154,183 comprising base salary within the range of $113,867 to $131,781 plus superannuation.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Justin Walls, Deputy Principal University College,

**Please note: your application must as a minimum, include your resume, a cover letter, and your responses to the position/selection criteria as documented in the Position Description. The Position Description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday, November 19 at 11.55pm.