Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Education, Technologies

Expiring today

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Ref
16593
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The College of Arts, Society and Education (CASE) at James Cook University is currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Education with a focus on Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula at our Townsville campus to teach in its Education undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The appointee will: teach in the discipline area of Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula (curriculum areas and/or pedagogical practices) and in Professional Studies, conduct research; and supervise Higher Degree Research students.

Preference will be given to applicants who are able to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of Education for Sustainability, Indigenous Education and regional, rural and remote education. The appointee will support community engagement and work collaboratively with schools in the region and support the University’s Strategic Intent.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Arts, Society and Education

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Teaching in Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula, and in Professional Studies in Education.
  2. Research in Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula and/or in Professional Studies in Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary).
  3. Supervision in Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula and/or in Professional Studies in Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary).
  4. Community Engagement.
  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.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to the University’s values.
  7. 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 wellbeing of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments of candidates will be based upon assessment of their responses to the selection criteria below:

Essential

  1. Possess: (a) a PhD in Education; (b) a teaching qualification; and (c) be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
  2. Demonstrated successful teaching experience in school settings. 
  3. Ability to contribute, lead and develop undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in the area of Technologies (as defined by the suite of ACARA technology curriculum materials). Specifically, Digital and Design Technologies from F to 10 and QCAA Senior Syllabi. 
  4. Ability to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in the area of Professional Practice, with specific links to Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. 
  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.
  7. Research record including recent publications in the area of Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula preferably in Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies appropriate to the level of appointment.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively on research/teaching projects in Technologies across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula (curriculum areas and/or pedagogical practices), and across Professional Studies in Education and those that pertain to our current research imperatives in Education for Sustainability, Indigenous Education, and regional, rural and remote education.

Desirable

  1. Other curriculum area expertise that can contribute to Initial Teacher Education.
  2. Experience in teaching in the higher education sector.
  3. Understanding of, and commitment to, James Cook University’s Strategic Intent and focus on the Tropics.