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Lecturer in STEM in Innovative Education Futures

Adelaide, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a. 
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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  • Continuing | Full-Time  
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 p.a. 
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country  
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About the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

A true innovator in the field of education, Flinders University is committed to addressing the challenges of today’s fast-changing educational climate by working with industry. In alignment with this goal, the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work has a range of exciting new opportunities to join us in delivering our suite of world-class postgraduate education offerings, through four dynamic roles in Innovative Education Futures.

These positions in our academic team will see you play a pivotal role in delivering our reimagined postgraduate education suite. By focusing on impactful research and innovative approaches in teaching – in priority areas of STEM, digital technologies and artificial intelligence, and inclusive and specialised education – you will equip educators with the skills and knowledge to respond strategically to industry demands, and the confidence to make a meaningful impact on the teaching workforce of the future.  

About the Role 

The role of Lecturer in STEM in Innovative Education Futures covers both quality research and delivering undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching gin Education and demonstrating expertise in STEM for Innovative Education Futures.

As the successful candidates you will make independent quality contributions to impactful quantitative research utilising longitudinal or large data sets including through activities such as external grant acquisition and research student supervision. You will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships and exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes and impact for the University.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
  • Actively contributing to supervision of research student programs including embedding of research and data informed approaches.
  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Actively contributing to high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

About You 

As the successful candidate, you have completed a PhD, or equivalent qualification in relation to STEM and you are able to demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design in STEM.

You have excellent written and oral communication skills and have the ability to build effective and trustworthy relationships with a range of stakeholders including students and industry partners.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role are:

  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record including attraction of competitive external grants (for career stage) with a focus on quantitative methods utilising longitudinal or large data sets.
  • Demonstrated evidence of research translation and impact in STEM education (early childhood to year 12).
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record (for career stage), in supervision of honours and higher degree students.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated experience of contributing to curriculum reviews and/or internal and external accreditation activities.

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 services, gym 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 


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

17 Dec 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.

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