Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (Digital Technologies and STEM)

Expiring today

Adelaide, Australia
13 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:


Position Summary

Continuing, full-time

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

Salary Range:
$98,062 - $116,046 pa

Reporting to:

Dean, People and Resources (or Delegate), College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

The Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, contribute to quality research and/or evaluation endeavours and the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in Primary Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies and/or Educational Theories, Pedagogy and Assessment areas: Digital Technologies, Educational Theories, Primary Mathematics, Science, Pedagogy and Assessment. This includes the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and placement education. The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials and other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within initial teacher education courses.
  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
  • Participating and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentation that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus and contribute to supervision of student research programs.
  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.
  • Actively contributing to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

In addition to the following essential and desirable criteria, staff will also be required to meet specific College and Discipline Expectations that are aligned with the College strategic plan.

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in a relevant area.
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration with the South Australian Teachers Registration Board. 
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with relevant professional body.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Primary Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies and/or Educational Theories, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area.
  • Stage-relevant experience and track record in supervision of higher degree students.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to reflective improvement in teaching delivery.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including student assessment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of focus for the College, including evidence of quality publications and attraction of competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant field and experience with e-learning platforms for teaching purposes (Desirable).

Please direct application enquiries to: Associate Professor Kerry Bissaker

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

30 Nov 2020

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