Tutor in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Teaching Associate - Periodic

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
21 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time (0.61 FTE); Fixed-term periodic till Nov 2023
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Languages and Linguistics
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, of 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 of Languages and Linguistics seeks to appoint a fixed term Teaching Associate - Periodic Tutor for 2023 with the capacity to teach in the area of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. The successful applicant will be a committed and engaging educator.

In this position, your primary responsibility will be to deliver your assigned tutorials within Linguistics and Applied Linguistics’ tutorial program, and you will report to the Discipline Chair (Prof Rachel Nordlinger). The Faculty’s tutorial programs provide opportunities for students to practice their skills of analysis, argument and critique, and to enhance their communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver tutorials in subjects across the LAL program such as LING30003 First Language Acquisition, LING30007 Semantics, LING20003 Second Language Learning and Teaching and LING20006 Syntax (or others subject to negotiation)
  • Conduct tutorials to a high standard using the provided tutorial guidelines and relevant content available on LMS
  • Undertake consultation with students in relation to readings, weekly topics, assessment, and skills development (consultation could be contemporaneous as part of the derived teaching rate or additional as directed by the Subject Coordinator)

About You

You will have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and as a member of a team and maintain good working relationships and professionalism with all levels of the organization. You will have demonstrated experience of teaching diverse groups of students in a range of delivery modes.

You will also have:

  • Completion of or progress towards a Doctoral or Master’s qualification in linguistics or equivalent relevant academic or professional or practice-based experience and expertise
  • Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures relevant to teaching and student support and welfare
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage one’s own time effectively, administer multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines successfully

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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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.

Position Description

Applications close: Monday 5 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time