Scholarly Teaching Fellow

Sydney, NSW
14 Oct 2016
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06 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography

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The Role 

The Department of Geography and Planning is currently seeking to appoint a part-time Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the area of Urban Planning. Reporting to the Head of Department, the Scholarly Teaching Fellow will contribute to the Department through teaching and scholarship and contribute to the enhancement of student learning.  As a Scholarly Teaching Fellow, the appointee will be allocated up to 80% of teaching delivery and teaching-related duties. 

The successful applicant will:

  • Contribute to the development of the Department through teaching and scholarship
  • Contribute expertise in their discipline through undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and the coordination and supervision of student planning work experience
  • Contribute to the enhancement of student learning, personal development and achievement
  • Participate in Departmental teaching teams and/or other collaborative teaching initiatives
  • Assume various administrative tasks, responsibilities and other duties as requested by the Head of Department including committee work, student advising, and activities involved with the accreditation of professional planning programs

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter.

  • Demonstrated experience in academic teaching, specifically in the areas of urban strategic and statutory planning; local government development processes; urban planning and design for at least 1 session in an academic role on a casual or fixed-term basis at an Australian university within the last 5 years.
  • Active enrolment in, or completion of a Masters Research or PhD in urban geography, urban planning or a closely related field.
  • Membership of, or demonstrated eligibility for, membership of, the Planning Institute of Australia.
  • Practical experience in the planning profession.
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge across one or more discipline areas and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of lectures, tutorials, and assessment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to contribute to the smooth operation of the Department.
  • A strong track record of contribution to administration in a University or professional setting.

Salary Package: Level A from $68,324 to $92,000 p.a. (pro rata), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Part-time (17.5 hours per week), continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Donna Houston, Acting Head of Department of Geography on

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer on

Applications Close: Sunday 6th November 2016 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.