Lecturer, Student Learning and Communications

Sydney, Australia
21 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity for a talented educator to contribute to high-quality teaching and learning experiences at a world-leading University
  • Located at our Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed-Term 12 months and base salary $106,343-$126,279 p.a plus generous superannuation and leave loading

About the opportunity 

The Lecturer, Student Learning & Communications (Education-Focused) will design, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning in the area of academic language and learning within the Learning Centre in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) portfolio.

This role is your opportunity to:

  • provide high-quality teaching and learning experiences for students at undergraduate, honours, masters, and HDR levels (this includes workshops in the area of academic communication)
  • design and deliver quality academic language and learning support experiences, including e-learning, flipped and blended learning, that support student needs and meet co-curriculum requirements
  • design and delivery of curriculum embedded language and learning support, working in collaboration with other Learning Centre staff
  • apply scholarship and knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practice to innovate education
  • work collaboratively with faculty academics to embed academic communication skills into their units of study to better support students’ academic language and learning development
  • contribute to the education and administrative activities of the Learning Centre.

Education-focused roles are a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design In this role you will be  expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the Portfolio and will be on a trajectory towards leadership in educational design and delivery. The majority of your contribution will be to education (80%), the remainder of your workload allocation will be available for research.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer, Student Learning & Communication (Education-Focused) who possesses:

  • a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline or a Masters by research or coursework in an area appropriate to academic language and learning, such as Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Academic literacies, higher education
  • the proven ability, commitment and passion for engaging in scholarly activities to inform innovative pedagogical practice in the area of academic language and learning, drawing upon relevant theories such as systemic-functional linguistics, genre-based theories of language, academic literacies, English for academic purposes, TESOL
  • experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, with an emphasis on settings relevant to academic language and learning
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives in the co-curriculum and a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with faculty teachers in curriculum-based support for academic language and learning
  • knowledge of functional theories of language and learning and their application to the development of students’ academic literacy
  • demonstrated experience in the design and use of e learning, blended learning technologies to enrich student language and learning
  • a developing network of relationships with key academic and professional stakeholders
  • experience in coordinating team activities and managing projects
  • demonstrated capacity to stimulate, actively engage and educate an audience using a range of media
  • a research program in teaching and learning with the preferred research areas of academic language and learning, applied linguistics, linguistics, higher education.

About us

The DVC Education portfolio supports the development and implementation of the University’s strategy and vision for teaching and learning and students’ educational experience. The portfolio contributes to institution-wide developments aimed at improving student learning, including the University’s approach to curriculum renewal, new thinking in pedagogy, learning and teaching analytics, e-learning and quality assurance for learning and teaching. Its primary functions include: professional learning and support for educational excellence and innovation; academic enrichment through curricular and co-curricular programs; and strategic, policy, analytics and administrative support in implementing and monitoring the University’s vision for learning and teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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 position description 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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1647/0819F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm 8 September 2019 (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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