Lecturer, Professional Practices and Indigenous Education

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
09 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Ref
16724
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The incumbent will teach in Education undergraduate and postgraduate programs for the discipline areas of Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education across the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula (curriculum areas and/or pedagogical practices). The incumbent will also conduct research; supervise Higher Degree Research students and contribute to teaching and research in one of the areas of Education for Sustainability, Technologies in Education, or Regional, Rural and Remote Education. The incumbent will support community engagement and work collaboratively with schools in the region and support the University’s Strategic Intent.

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

The Office of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies provides collaborative leadership with the Colleges and ensures that the Colleges are able to deliver the core business of learning and teaching, research and engagement and contribute effectively to the strategic agenda. The Division office drives the strategic objectives of the Division and services a proportion of College administrative operations.

The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Business, Law and Governance
  • Arts, Society and Education
  • Science and Engineering

College of Arts, Society and Education

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Arts, Society and Education promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Humanities and Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Social Work and Education.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies College of Arts, Society and Education

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Teaching in Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula.
  2. Research in Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula.
  3. Supervision in Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula.
  4. Support community engagement and work collaboratively with schools in the region and support the University’s Strategic Intent..
  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, 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 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 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 and teach undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in the area of Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula with specific links to Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.
  4. Demonstrated successful experience working collaboratively in teams, as well as, engagement with schools, community agencies and professional bodies.
  5. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner, and demonstrated organisational and administrative skills.
  6. Research and recent publications in the area of Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education in the Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Curricula appropriate to the level of appointment.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively on research/teaching projects in Professional Practices and Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Curricula and to contribute to our current research imperatives in Education for Sustainability 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.