Researcher - Learning, Technology and Innovation

Sydney, Australia
30 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
30 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Sydney Business School
Reference number 821/0419F

  • Have a leading role in a highly inspired team of reputed academics and talented professionals
  • Support the evaluation of innovative pedagogical change projects
  • Fixed term, 3 years contract, Level A Research Associate position, salary package $73K - $98K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Researcher – Learning, Technology and Innovation will support the development and implementation of rigorous frameworks for critical evaluation of pedagogical and technological change projects happening at the School.

They will co-ordinate the ethics application process as well as reporting on ethics compliance. They will undertake data collection and analysis across a range of student and staff cohorts to provide the team with insights into the effectiveness of the project in transforming the student experience.

This project will be using innovative approaches to educational transformation that will engage our students in connected approaches to education, support learning through the community, engage in critical conversations around learning and teaching spaces and support our approach to designing innovative pedagogies that may include students as producers, gamification/playful learning and other emerging models and practices.  This post will provide critical data to inform the on-going design and development of these projects, including learning analytics, learning technology design and implementation and student and staff use of technology.       

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:

  • support the implementation of pedagogical and learning technology research and evaluation projects aligned with the development of transformative approaches to large group teaching at the Business School.
  • co-ordinate the ethics approval and compliance for a range of pedagogical and learning technology research projects.
  • undertake data collection and analysis, prepare written reports and work with colleagues to share and disseminate findings.
  • Work with colleagues to develop approaches for evaluating innovation and learning technology effectiveness.

To be a successful candidate you will possess:

  • a complete or near complete PhD in a relevant field.
  • demonstrated ability to achieve research outcomes.
  • an emerging research program that may include peer-reviewed publications or conference papers, particularly in areas associated with learning and teaching, management education, learning technology and/or assessment.
  • demonstrated methodological background relevant to the project, including familiarity with qualitative pedagogical research approaches, learning analytics, evaluative approaches or action research.
  • collegial approach to working with teams and independently.
  • good interpersonal and communication skills including the capacity to effectively disseminate findings in report form, published articles and conference presentations.

About us

Educational Innovation in Business (EIB) is a service and support team that proactively works towards the goal of quality in both teaching and learning. Activities range from one-on-one consultations, educational innovation and development project support, to professional development programs designed to facilitate and share effective learning and teaching innovation at discipline and School levels.  EIB is part of the portfolio of the Associate Dean (Education) and works closely with the new Educational Development team to deliver pedagogical change.

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.

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 7600 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.

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 and search by the reference number 821/0419F to apply.

Closing date: 30 May 2019 (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.

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