Lecturer, Early Childhood Education

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
15 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2019
Ref
583658
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full-time, fixed term position until Oct 2020
  • Academic Level B: $96,564 - $114,672 + 17% super

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role and college

The School of Education is one school within the College of Design and Social Context and offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in education, pre-service teacher education, early childhood education, educational research, professional learning and short courses.

The School is committed to teaching, research and engagement that improves the quality of education, work and life for people and systems in formal and informal settings. Collaborating with a variety of partners, we strive to co-create teaching, learning and professional development experiences that are engaging, industry responsive and evidence-informed.

As a lecturer, you will take the initiative in developing, delivering and evaluating learning materials to ensure your students receive a rewarding learning experience. Additionally, you will supervise research projects at the postgraduate level and provide advice to students with questions and matters relating to their learning. Furthermore, this position will entail the individual to undertake professional activities, that boast the schools research efforts.

About you

You will be empathetic, approachable and understanding of students learning needs. Moreover, your aptitude to prepare and deliver a range of learning activities will be highly advantageous to your success in this role. Additionally, you will have experience in course coordination and render advice to fellow academics on learning material. As a seasoned lecturer in the early childhood education domain, you will efficiently deliver innovative learning material in the primary/middle school settings. Academically, you will have an emerging track record of quality research outputs and develop new research initiatives and industry links. You will be passionate about developing competent early childhood education teachers.

Qualifications

Mandatory: PhD in relevant field

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent[1] (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa- a "commitment to share" - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To Apply

If you believe this opportunity is for you, please apply online.

Applications close on Sunday 1st December 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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