Lecturer, Human Society and It's Environment (HSIE)

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $110,856 - $131,639 + 17% superannuation
18 May 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing position
  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to the academic success of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Base Salary $110,856 - $131,639 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) is currently seeking a Lecturer in Human Society and it's Environment (HSIE) position. SSESW sits within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

SSESW is a national and international leader in Education, Social Work and Social Policy, committed to: excellence in professional education; rigorous research-informed and theoretical understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of education, social work and social policy; and, informed and critical engagement with theory, policy and practice in ways designed to transform communities and individual lives in socially just ways. Our work is characterised by strong relationships between research, scholarship, teaching and learning that contribute to building partnerships for professional education and critical research, policy and practice collaborations.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinating all Secondary HSIE (excluding History) curriculum units for both undergraduate and Master of Teaching students
  • provide lecturing in initial teacher education curriculum of at least two Stage 6 NSW HSIE Higher School Certificate syllabuses, e.g. Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies and Society & Culture
  • exhibit comprehensive understanding of the HSC requirements for HSIE Stage 6 subjects as well as Stages 4 & 5 Commerce and Geography
  • manage of sessional staff including, creating staffing budgets for HSIE units, contracts for sessional academic staff and induction for new staff
  • liaise with Curriculum Directors for the Secondary undergraduate and Master of Teaching degrees and working with the Student Life Advisors to manage students at-risk
  • provide professional advice to the Student Admissions Team regarding applicants for the Master of Teaching program.

About you

  • a PhD (or close to completion) in an academic field relevant to HSIE or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • deep and broad experience in learning and teaching in at least two of the following: NSW NESA Stage 6 Learning Areas (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) Business Studies, Economics and Geography, Legal Studies, and Society & Culture
  • demonstrated success in managing research informed teaching teams in secondary and/or tertiary settings
  • developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector including a familiarity with NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) curriculum requirements and accreditation requirements for new teachers and with NSW syllabi and NSW school education initiatives
  • evidence of quality learning and teaching in both the secondary and tertiary education sectors, including initial teacher education programs
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating learning and teaching initiatives related to HSIE
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the Social Sciences and/or related discipline.

Closing date for applications

11:59pm, 15 June 2022

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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