Teacher in Communication

Sydney, Australia
$66,098 to $93,084 per annum
16 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie University is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.


Macquarie University International College offers pathway programs which allow students to articulate into an undergraduate degree at the University. Students who successfully complete a Standard Foundation Program or an Intensive Program may articulate into the first year of an undergraduate degree while students who complete one of four Diploma Programs (Accounting, Commerce and Business Administration; Engineering; IT; or Media and Communication) may articulate into the second year of an undergraduate degree.

The College offers an innovative delivery model contained within a 6 week teaching Term and 7 teaching Terms in the calendar year. Students undertake two units in a Term.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie University International College as a full-time teaching staff member on a one year fixed-term contract.

Expressions of interest are currently invited from appropriately qualified and professionally experienced teaching staff with expertise in Academic Communication, English for Academic Purposes, Research, Tertiary Preparation and Academic Skills.

The appointed candidate will primarily teach on a selection of Diploma Academic Communication Units (notably WACB100, WACH100, WACS100) but may also teach on Standard Foundation and Intensive Program English and Research Skills units (WFEN001, WFEN002, WFRS001), other disciplines and units offered by the College in future. This will be determined in accordance with their qualifications, area or expertise and experience. Descriptions of these units may be found in the Handbook.

Applications from candidates with expertise across a range of levels, units and other disciplines offered by the College are strongly encouraged.

For further information on the role and associated conditions please click here


Applicants will ideally possess the following:

  • Sound understanding of Academic Communication, English for Academic Purposes, Research, Tertiary Preparation and Academic Skills, as demonstrated by qualifications, and/or professional competency. (Postgraduate qualifications in Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics preferred. To teach on Foundation and Intensive Program units, candidates must have a Grad. Cert. TESOL /Grad. Dip. in TESOL /Applied Linguistics, Dip. Ed. (English) or a recognised TESOL program such as the CELTA. In your answer to this selection criterion, you must clearly list all College Units you are qualified to teach and have experience teaching. Expertise across multiple units and additional fields would be considered as an advantage.)
  • At least 2 years full time equivalent teaching experience in relevant disciplines in a range of Australian pathway contexts and tertiary settings, including senior secondary, VET college, ELICOS provider or university ESL/EFL experience.
  • Evidence of excellence in classroom teaching involving students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds as supported by at least 2 samples of teaching evaluations such as a learner evaluation of unit / teaching or teaching observation report from a supervisor. (Character reference letters that do not encompass documented classroom observation or learner feedback will not be considered).
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation and administration of assessment tasks and results and involvement in moderation, validation and other assessment quality control processes.
  • Experience in development and improvement of curricula, including integration of academic literacy and English language skills content into other academic disciplines.
  • Experience in the use of online learning management system(s) and demonstrated integration of a range of learning technologies into a course or curriculum.
  • Experience in administration of a unit or program as a subject lead, convenor or similar, which encompasses provision of guidance to and collaboration with other teaching and administrative staff.
  • Proficient MS Office skills and demonstrated experience providing administrative support, ideally in an academic environment.


Candidates must submit their CV, a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria and at least 2 samples of teaching evaluations (e.g. learner evaluation of unit or teaching or teaching observation report from a previous supervisor).

The cover letter must also include:

  • Date available to commence in the role (late 2016 / early- mid January 2017 commencement preferred)
  • Indication of any days, times or periods when you would not be available to work.
  • Statement outlining any other work engagements you intend to maintain if employed by the College (Teachers appointed on a full-time basis must obtain the University's written consent prior to being engaged in any activity for any person or entity other than the College).

Only applications that follow the instructions above, directly address selection criteria and provide relevant supporting documentation will be considered.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-time, 12 month fixed-term


Standard Foundation and Intensive Programs:   eugene.quah@mq.edu.au

Diploma Programs:   robyn.vidler@mq.edu.au

SALARY:  Full-time salaries range from $66,098 to $93,084 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 30th November at 11:55pm

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