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Tutor / Lecturer (Mathematics / Statistics Teaching and Learning)

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$80,258 to $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

Job Details

Job no: 0041804
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full Time; Fixed-Term (2 Years)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: Level A - $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. OR Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Undertake and coordinate lectures and small group classes
  • Contribute to research and innovation in mathematics/statistics education
  • Provide academic and administrative support
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

You will foster innovation in teaching and learning and will provide both academic and administrative support for teaching and for tutor training in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. In addition to delivering lectures and coordinating subjects at the undergraduate level and contributing to the MSLC’s academic and administrative activities you will contribute to learning and teaching innovation in the School.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering small group classes including workshops, tutorials and computer laboratory classes
  • Advising students on academic and administrative matters pertaining to the subject and course
  • Developing subject teaching material, such as lecture notes, tutorial activities, revision materials as appropriate
  • Actively participate and contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School and discipline
  • Appointees at level B would also be expected to deliver lectures in lower undergraduate mathematics and/or statistics and to co-ordinate large undergraduate subjects

Who We Are Looking For

You will have a proven track record of exceptional teaching in mathematics or statistics, a history of innovative teaching methods, active engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, adept presentation skills in both physical and virtual settings, superb organisational abilities, and excellent English communication skills.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in mathematics, statistics, or another relevant discipline. Candidates with a Masters degree in mathematics, statistics or another relevant discipline and extensive teaching experience will also be considered for appointment at level A
  • Experience teaching small group classes such as tutorials, workshops or computer lab classes in university mathematics and/or statistics and developing teaching material 
  • Experience using an online automated assessment system in mathematics or statistics (such as, but not limited to, WebWork, STACK or NUMBAS), including developing assessment questions in such systems
  • Strong digital literacy in educational technology relevant to teaching in mathematics and statistics, including strong computer programming skills
  • While not essential, an understanding of issues relevant to first-year University students, including the changing landscape of mathematics/statistics education post-pandemic and generative AI will be highly regarded

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Your New Team – “School of Mathematics and Statistics “

The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 70 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 34 research only staff and consultants; 16 academic specialists and 16 support staff. In 2020, there were 90 Research Higher Degree and 278 Coursework Master of Science students. Five members of the School staff and one Emeritus Professor are members of the Australian Academy of Science. The school currently hosts two ARC Centres of Excellence, and has hosted four ARC Laureate Fellows, ten ARC Future Fellows and fourteen DECRA Fellows.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana Gencic via email at Faculties-TA@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 15 DECEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0041804_PD Tutor Lecturer.pdf

Company

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit: http://www.unimelb.edu.au

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

Company info
Telephone
+61 (3) 8344 4000
Location

Parkville
Melbourne
Victoria
VIC 3010
Australia

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