Tutor in History and Philosophy of Science, Teaching Associate - Periodic

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
13 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-Time (0.3FTE – 0.83FTE - negotiable) Periodic Fixed-Term for 2 years. Multiple Positions available
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School:  School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Salary: Level A $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation, and renewal and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print, and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The School seeks to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Associate - Periodic Tutor with the capacity to teach in the Discipline of History and Philosophy of Science. There are multiple positions available, within a variety of subjects. Please refer to the position description for subject availability. Subject teaching periods are available throughout the calendar year. Dates for the teaching periods are dependent on subject choice.

As the successful applicant, you will be a committed and engaging educator with expertise in teaching Undergraduate students.

In this position, your primary responsibility will be to deliver your assigned classes within the relevant discipline’s tutorial program and you will report to the Discipline Chair.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting tutorials in the required mode (online, on campus, or blended) to a high standard using the provided tutorial guidelines and relevant content available on LMS
  • Undertaking consultation with students in relation to readings, weekly topics, assessments and skills development
  • Marking assessments, providing timely feedback to students, and recording results
  • Reporting matters of academic integrity and escalating student concerns to the Subject Coordinator

The Faculty’s tutorial programs provide opportunities for students to practice their skills of analysis, argument, and critique, and to enhance their communication skills.

About You

You will be an experienced and passionate tutor with a background in teaching diverse groups of students in a range of delivery modes. You will be able to draw on your excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work independently and as a member of a dynamic team. Your excellent organisational skills will allow you to manage your own time effectively, administer multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines successfully.

You will also have:

  • Completion of or progress towards a Doctoral or Master’s qualification in the relevant discipline or equivalent relevant academic or professional or practice-based experience and expertise
  • High level interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to maintain good working relationships and professionalism with all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures relevant to teaching and student support and welfare;

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume, and your responses against the selection criteria for the role^. In your application form, you will have the opportunity to select which subjects you are interested in applying for.

^ Key selection criteria and subject availability can be found in the position description.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: Sunday 27 November 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0057610_Tutor in History and Philosophy of Science (Teaching Associate - Periodic)_PD.pdf