Scholarly Fellow; Teaching Specialist (Academic) - Environmental Health

Adelaide, Australia
01 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Part-Time at 0.5FTE | Fixed-Term until Jun 2023

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

Salary Range:
$99,827 - $118,135 p.a.

Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate

College of Science & Engineering

The Scholarly Fellow in Environmental Health will contribute to excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of topics in the College of Science and Engineering. Most teaching in this area is online. The Scholarly Fellow in Environmental Health will be responsible for making an independent contribution to teaching and the scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. The Scholarly Fellow will also be expected to concurrently engage with the profession.

The Scholarly Fellow will be required to make an independent, high-quality contribution to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have the potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The Scholarly Fellow will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to all staff under their supervision according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

This position is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery, and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.

It includes (but is not limited to):

  • direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience;
  • curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and
  • making an independent contribution to maintaining internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.

The position does not include making a research contribution.


  • Create, coordinate, and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience into environmental health topics including ENVH7711 Environmental Health Concepts, ENVH9704 Risk Assessment, ENVH7742 Microbiology and Communicable Disease, ENVH7731 Sustainable Development – Health Issues.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the role of Topic Coordinator as required.
  • Make an independent contribution to the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development, and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Participate in the College’s administrative activities such as membership of committees and working groups and attendance at College meetings.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences, and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and / or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent experience and professional standing in Environmental Health or other relevant profession.
  • Relevant and contemporary experience in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level
  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and practice.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • 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 area (desirable).
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with a relevant professional association (desirable).

Position Information For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Associate Professor Kirstin Ross.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

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:

12 Dec 2021