Sessional Teaching (TPP) - Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast, Wide Bay-Burnett, Australia
21 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Calls for Expression of Interest

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is one of Australia’s fastest-growing universities with over 11,000 students, a 5-star rating for teaching quality 11 years in a row in the Good Universities Guide, and a growing research output. Providing higher education opportunities to a diverse student population with an emphasis on face-to-face teaching and work-integrated learning is key to USC’s commitment to Fraser Coast.

The Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and appropriately qualified individual to teach into the Tertiary Preparation Pathway program at our USC Fraser Coast campus.

Overview of the Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)

The Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in degree studies and provides an alternative entry pathway to tertiary study. TPP allows students to experience university life before committing to a degree program.

Sessional teaching at USC Fraser Coast Campus in TPP106, Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Societies

We are seeking expressions of interest for teaching in the course TPP106, Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Societies. This is a sessional position of 3 hours of student contact per week.

A successful applicant would have:

1. Completion of four years tertiary study in a relevant discipline, for example an honours degree, an extended professional degree or three year degree with an associated diploma, or a level of qualifications and/or experience relevant for the appropriate discipline area and equivalent forms of accreditation or standing.

  • You will be required to have a collaborative approach with a definite focus on cultural competencies, particularly in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context.

2. Evidence of the ability to undertake the following to university standard:

  • Prepare and present materials for pre-tertiary level tutorials and other small group teaching, including assessment;
  • Develop materials for lectures which are presented as part of a unit or subject area with appropriate guidance;
  • Design and deliver pre-tertiary curricula in a number of discipline areas. Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate expertise in preparing students’ generic academic skills;
  • Strong personal qualities and collegial approaches that would facilitate team work and planning and the creation of a productive, healthy, and supportive work environment for both staff and students.

An understanding of the culture of historical and current issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly those related to Australia’s First Peoples, cultures and ways of knowing. It is important that applicants are sensitive to, and able to relate to, the educational needs of all students in addressing these societal issues.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please direct your enquiry/expression of interest (including your resume) to:

Mr Kelly Chambers
A/Lect, TPP – Preparatory and Enabling Unit
Tel: 07 5456 5166

Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 2nd December, 2016