Job no: 0060639
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Department/School: Languages and Literacies Education
Salary: Level B or Level C – $114,645 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super
About the Role
The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Languages and Literacies Education will be at the forefront of Languages education, with a focus on TESOL and the teaching of Languages Other Than English, with evidence of a growing international profile and commitment to research, teaching and learning. The successful applicant will make effective contributions to teaching and learning, engagement, leadership in this discipline and contribute to leading initiatives in Languages Education. As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, you will be familiar with and contribute to current developments and policy debates relating to TESOL/Languages/CLIL Education in schools and other educational contexts.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Making significant contributions to the leadership, design, coordination and implementation of innovative and distinguished education programs
- Initiating and leading new programs of research in Languages Education
- Engaging in ongoing professional development in primary language and literacy education
Who We Are Looking For
You should have an established research profile with a significant publication record in relevant leading outlets, showcasing the capacity to contribute to the Faculty of Education's research agenda. A proven track record of success in teaching TESOL, Languages Other than English, and/or CLIL at the university level is crucial, along with the ability to contribute significantly to the leadership, design, and coordination of innovative and distinguished programs, including graduate and doctoral level programs. Additionally, a successful history in competitive grant applications and/or attracting external funding is required. You should possess knowledge of contemporary research in language and literacy, including pedagogical practices supporting language and literacy development, with a focus on Australian and international contexts. Demonstrated capacity in supervising higher degree students and a successful record of completions are also important.
You will also have:
- A PhD or research doctorate in language and literacy education, with a focus on Languages education, including TESOL and/or Languages Other than English
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team and provide guidance to contract and casual staff in the area
- Strong digital literacy, in line with the University’s commitment to digital pedagogies in research, learning and teaching
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.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.
Your New Team – the Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Education fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. The Faculty of Education stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.
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
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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 aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.
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If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:
- 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 Nick Petersen 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: 6 December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Position Description: 0060639_Lec_Sen Lec in Languages and Literacies Education_PD.pdf