Senior Lecturer in Education

Adelaide, Australia
15 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2021
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 C

Salary Range:
$119,641 - $137,625 pa

Reporting to:
Associate Professor

The Senior Lecturer will be a key member of the academic staff in the area of Education: Early Childhood numeracy and mathematics curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Early Childhood Arts curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and/or Early childhood Health and Physical Education curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, in the College. In addition to contributing to quality research endeavours, the incumbent will, under general supervision, provide leadership and contribute to the planning and delivery of topics, including development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and may be involved in placement education.

The incumbent may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College or other Colleges, where appropriate.

The incumbent will be involved in 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 Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material or other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses and undertake topic coordination with expertise in one or more of the following curriculum areas: Early Years (0-8) Mathematics and Numeracy, The Arts, Health and Physical Education and Early Years Pedagogy and Assessment aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
  • 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 contribute 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

  • Completion of a PhD, EdD or equivalent qualification in the area of Education.
  • Significant track record and demonstrated evidence of successful relevant teaching experience at tertiary level, including responsibility for topic coordination, course coordination and curriculum design in one or more of the following areas: Early Childhood numeracy and mathematics curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Early Childhood Arts curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and/or Early childhood Health and Physical Education curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in the Teaching and Learning Research Section including evidence of sustained high-quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and/or internationally.
  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes.

For application enquiries please contact: A/Prof 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 Close 11:59 pm:

29 Jun 2021