Academic Facilitator

Sydney, Australia
28 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join the National Centre for Cultural Competence
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • 5 years Fixed Term and base salary from $74K - $101K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Academic Facilitator contributes to the facilitation of education programs and the teaching and learning efforts within the National Centre of Cultural Competence while working with the support and guidance of more senior academic staff to develop their education and research proficiency.

The following activities and accountabilities are designed to deliver outcomes aligned with the University’s strategic goals:

  • contribute to outstanding teaching and learning outcomes at the NCCC
  • support the end-to-end design of the research program and conduct research projects in the NCCC under the supervision of senior academic staff within the NCCC
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture within the School/ Faculty
  • contributes to the strategic direction of the University
  • engage beyond the University by developing profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities.

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 an Academic Facilitator who demonstrates:

  • experience in facilitation of workshops in cultural competence for a variety of audiences
  • experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by teaching in a variety of settings
  • an understanding of cultural competence and commitment to Aboriginal cultures and society and demonstrated superior experience in working with, and communicating with Aboriginal people, government, industry and civil society
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of contemporary pedagogical practice and design
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised. Planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • a PhD or progression towards a PhD.

About us

The University of Sydney has a long history of service to society. It was established to provide the opportunity for all regardless of race, religion or social class to undertake university studies. The university has established strategies to expand its service in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education. The university is proud of the diversity of its student body and staff compliment with more than 130 countries represented. The university has committed itself to learning, teaching and research improvements to ensure that students and staff develop graduate attributes that enable them to work effectively and ethically in an increasingly multicultural and global environment.

The NCCC was established to ‘Inform, shape and promote local, national and global cultural competence narratives, action and capability.’ Its mission is to provide the University community, society and its institutions with the tools that contribute to the effective and ethical development and maintenance of cohesive and competitive multicultural social and productive capabilities.

The NCCC makes a specific contribution to the University’s efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and outcomes in higher education by increasing the capacity of the University of Sydney and the Australian higher education sector more generally to design, implement and evaluate culturally competent higher education and to graduate culturally competent Australians able to contribute to social, cultural, political and economic development in an increasingly diverse and globally connected community. The NCCC also embraces the implications of cultural competence for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. In doing so the NCCC makes a substantial contribution to the cohesive and productive capabilities of society.

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.

This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2499/1119F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 15 December 2019

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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