Senior Academic Language and Learning Teaching Specialist

Adelaide, Australia
$129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
11 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) provides administrative support to key strategic and operational functions of the University’s student-related and academic services. Under the general portfolio, the Office team support Portfolio leadership and facilitate dialogue between key service areas to help the Portfolio ensure Flinders’ educational offerings are innovative, of assured quality, and are student centred. This drives our values and ethos, our impact and engagement, and our vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

About the Role

Flinders University is seeking an enthusiastic Senior Academic Language and Learning Teaching Specialist to join our talented academic staff, to lead the planning, preparation, delivery, and coordination of foundation/domestic enabling programs in liaison with academic staff in the Colleges.

In addition, the successful candidate will focus on the development of materials to support student learning, delivery of learning support to groups of students including through teaching into topics and delivery of learning support to individual students, facilitated through face-to-face and online interactions.

The Senior Academic Language and Learning Teaching Specialist will continue to improve the Foundation Program and enhance the student experience, whilst also being responsible for:

  • Developing materials to support learning of students, including students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
  • Creating, coordinating, and conducting lectures, workshops, or other learning activities for students to enhance their learning.
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating effective use of innovations and technologies in Student Learning Support.

About You

You will bring a collegial, collaborative, and supportive work ethic and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with staff, students, and industry. You will be an experienced academic leader, with the ability to lead and coordinate a diverse range of individuals and academic staff. Your passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to help students achieve success and become career ready, will be the key to your own success, as you demonstrate teaching excellence at a tertiary level. 

The successful candidate will also possess the following attributes:

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.
  • Experience in coordinating and teaching Foundation Studies/Enabling Programs.
  • Evidence of sustained independent and successful development of use of e-learning technologies in the delivery or design of student learning support.
  • Evidence of application of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to Foundation Studies/Enabling programs and transition pedagogies.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

30 Sept 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.