Lecturer in Computer Science, Education Focused

Sydney, Australia
$97,043 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation
23 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term for 27 months
  • Opportunity to develop your teaching expertise in Computer Sciences, Camperdown Campus
  • Level A/B offering a base salary of $97,043 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Established as the first computer science department in Australia, the School of Computer Science (SCS) is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. The School offers undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, data science and software development within its flagship Bachelor of Advanced Computing degree and combined degree programs with commerce and science. SCS also offers postgraduate coursework degrees in Information Technology and Information Technology Management, Data Science and the Master of Health Technology Innovation. SCS is one of the six schools in the Faculty of Engineering, which has a strong position within Australia and worldwide. To learn more about the School click here

We are currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level A or Level B) in Computer Sciences to contribute to the Schools teaching and learning outcomes. We are welcoming applicants with expertise in the areas of programming, software engineering, databases and cybersecurity. This is an attractive opportunity for educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. different backgrounds within Computer Sciences who can bring their own expertise, whilst benefiting from our supportive community.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Associate Lecturer or Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD (or equivalent experience) in programming, software engineering, databases or cybersecurity
  • demonstrated interest and passion for delivery of computing education
  • capability for design of high-quality learning activities in computing education
  • experience in delivery of high-quality teaching of computing, as evidenced by participation in team teaching and/or teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated understanding of the subject-matter within the discipline
  • capability both for effective collaboration, and for independent activity

To be considered for appointment at Level B, we're looking for evidence of:

  • scholarly activities in Learning and Teaching
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives to achieve defined learning outcomes in computing education
  • relevant industry experience is desirable (essential if the applicant doesn't have a PhD)

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter that addresses the following questions and attach it to your application:

  • Describe your teaching approach and pedagogy.
  • Write a teaching statement with a demonstrating example.

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. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

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.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Monday 10 April 2023 11:59 PM

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