Lecturer; Teaching Specialist (Academic or Clinical/Practitioner) Disability and Community Inclusion

Location
Adelaide, Australia
Posted
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2022
Ref
JR0000003393
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Disability and Community Inclusion

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

Availability:
Fixed-Term | Full-Time or Part-time until Dec 2022

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

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

Reporting to:
Dean, People and Resources (or delegate)
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner)

This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities drawing on contemporary/professional practice, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
  • be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
  • develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Lecturer in Disability and Community Inclusion will contribute to excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Disability and Community Inclusion topics in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Lecturer in Disability and Community Inclusion 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 Lecturer will also be expected to concurrently engage in professional practice in a community setting to support maintenance of contemporary practice, knowledge and skills.

The Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges. The Lecturer 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 Lecturer 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.

Teaching Specialist (Academic)

This Teaching Specialist (Academic) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
  • be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
  • develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Lecturer in Disability and Community Inclusion will contribute to excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Disability and Community Inclusion topics in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Lecturer in Disability and Community Inclusion 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 Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges. The Lecturer 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 Lecturer 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

Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner)

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. Appointees bring recent, ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the position. The position is also expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service. The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Disability and Community Inclusion topics, across all levels and modes of the College, with a focus on professional practice and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • 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.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency, on behalf of the College and University.
  • 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.

Teaching Specialist (Academic)

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 is also expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service. The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Disability and Community Inclusion topics, across all levels and modes, of the College.
  • 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.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • 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

Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner)

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent professional practice experience and standing in Disability and Community Inclusion.
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with a relevant professional body.
  • Relevant and contemporary experience in clinical experience/professional practice within the field of Disability and Community Inclusion.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or professional practice setting.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in professional practice education, including student assessment.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a 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.
  • Content knowledge and experience in early intervention, health, communication and/or neurodivergence & autism spectrum (desirable).
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).
  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).
  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).

Teaching Specialist (Academic)

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification is required in Disability, Developmental Education or other relevant discipline area and professional experience in the field of Disability.
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with a relevant professional association.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, including use of e-learning platforms for teaching purposes.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including student assessment.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities, as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a 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.
  • Content knowledge and experience in early intervention, health, communication and/or neurodivergence & autism spectrum (desirable).
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).
  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).
  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Professor Sally Robinson

Prescribed Conditions of Employment:

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

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:

02 Feb 2022

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