Lecturer, Inclusive Education

Melbourne/Geelong, Australia
15 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Melbourne Burwood or Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • 0.8 FTE ( 29.4 hours per week) till December 2021
  • Level B $99,346 + 17% Superannuation

The Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education consists of the University Library, Deakin Learning Futures, Global Studio,  CRADLE (the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning), Office of the DVCE), Academic Governance and Standards, Dean of Students and the Adviser to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education. The Portfolio supports the Faculties to achieve the University’s goals in learning and teaching, assessment and assessment research, professional development and physical and cloud (online) learning spaces.

The focus of Deakin Learning Futures is to provide teaching support to deliver premium education experiences and the best possible learning environment. We work directly with faculties to design and build outstanding courses for all campuses to ensure our students have a meaningful and supportive learning experiences that help them to succeed in their studies and equip them for their future.

The Lecturer, Inclusive Education will consult with staff, develop and evaluate programs and activities to build capability for teaching and learning in inclusive education, with a focus on digital learning environments, produce teaching and learning resources, undertake research and promote scholarship in inclusive education. Applying effective teamwork skills and collaboration, the appointee will promote Deakin Learning Futures within academic and professional communities and at the national level.

This is a part-time 0.8 FTE, fixed-term role with flexibility to choose a preferred location; Burwood, Melbourne or Waurn Ponds, Geelong.

Your key responsibilities will include, and are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the development of innovative, evidence-based activities and programs which enhance capability in inclusive teaching and learning in higher education, with a focus on digital learning environments
  • Developing and managing the HEPPP funded Inclusive Education project at Deakin University in 2021
  • Establishing and managing effective relationships within Teaching Capability team, with staff within Faculties, with other groups in the university and with relevant external stakeholders and partners
  • Advising and contributing to building teaching capability in the area of inclusive education in digital learning environments
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Inclusive Education project and report regularly to the HEPPP project team
  • Research, publish and present individually, or in collaboration with peers at conferences and through scholarly publication

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant field, or PhD equivalence demonstrated by clear and credible evidence such as scholarly publication and/or strategic leadership with systemic impact.
  • Evidence of academic leadership and expertise in building teaching capability in inclusive education within digital learning environments.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, in digital environments.
  • Evidence of experience in evaluating programs designed to increase teaching capability and improve learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues and particularly in engaging in a consultative manner with faculty staff to effect systemic change.
  • Evidence of ability to use, adapt, adopt and evaluate learning technologies in innovative and creative ways.
  • Evidence of publication in appropriate journals or conferences in areas associated with inclusive education, or other forms of peer-recognized dissemination.
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt a scholarly and evidence-based approach to all areas of practice.

Applications for this position close on 26 January 2021.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working with Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria along with a Cover Letter and Resume.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Barbie Panther, Director, Teaching Capability on barbie.panter@deakin.edu.au.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.