Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Education

Location
Cairns, Australia
Salary
$92,575 - $129,220
Posted
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Ref
16555
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University is currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at our Cairns campus to teach in its Education undergraduate and postgraduate programs, to conduct research and to engage with ‘communities in the tropics’. The College is particularly looking for staff to teach in the areas of Professional Practices and Science and/ or Mathematics Education. Additionally, the successful applicant will teach in her/his relevant Discipline in Education (Primary and/or Secondary Curriculum Education).

The successful applicant will be expected to have, or to develop, a research profile in the specified areas as well as in areas relevant to schools and their communities and to undertake the supervision of Higher Degree Research students. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education, Regional, Rural and Remote Education, and/or Education for Sustainability. The appointee will support community engagement and work collaboratively with schools in the Tropics and support the University’s Strategic Intent.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Environments & Societies Organisational Chart Link

College of Arts, Society and Education Directorate Chart Link

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Teach in the areas of Professional Practices, Mathematics and /or Science and relevant Discipline in Education (Primary and/or Secondary Curriculum Education) and contribute to teaching in the areas of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education, Regional, Rural and Remote Education, and/or Education for Sustainability. Supervision of Higher Degree Research students.
  2. Research in the areas of Professional Practices, and relevant Discipline in Education (Primary and/or Secondary Curriculum Education) and contribute to research in the areas of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education, Regional, Rural and Remote Education, and/or Education for Sustainability. Conduct research that engages with ‘communities in the tropics’.
  3. Engagement with ‘communities in the tropics’ including conducting research and working collaboratively with schools and other stakeholders in the Tropics and supporting the University’s Strategic Intent.
  4. Administration commensurate with level of appointment, that is, subject and/or course co-ordination.
  5. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities 

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. 

  1. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Education is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Education is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Education is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct. 

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Essential

  1. Possess: (a) a PhD in Education or related area; (b) a teaching qualification; and (c) be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
  2. Ability to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs and HDR programs particularly, but not exclusively, in the areas of Professional Practices, Mathematics and /or Science  and relevant Discipline in Education (Primary and/or Secondary Curriculum Education).
  3. Demonstrated track record of research, publications and grants/consultancies appropriate to the level of appointment in the areas of Professional Practices, and relevant Discipline in Education (Primary and/or Secondary Curriculum Education and capacity to contribute to research in the areas of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education, Regional, Rural and Remote Education, and/or Education for Sustainability.
  4. Demonstrated successful teaching experience in school settings.
  5. Demonstrated successful experience working collaboratively in teams, as well as, engagement with schools, community agencies and professional bodies.
  6. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner, and demonstrated organisational and administrative skills. 

Desirable

  1. Demonstrated successful teaching and research experience in the higher education sector including experience in blended delivery modes comprising synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
  2. Understanding of, and commitment to, James Cook University’s Strategic Intent and focus on the Tropics.