Lecturer - Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, School of Education

Penrith Campus
30 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref 1820/16
Full-Time, Ongoing Position, Penrith Campus

The School of Education at Western Sydney University takes pride in its research and teaching profile, which emphasises the relationship between theory, policy and practice with a 21st century, futures-oriented focus. The School offers innovative graduate-entry teacher education programs in primary, secondary and early childhood education, a specialist undergraduate teacher education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as research and professional postgraduate programs in a number of specialist areas.

The School is seeking a Secondary Curriculum Coordinator (Teaching Focused Role), Academic Level B to develop and deliver academic units to Pre-service Teachers enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary). The role includes significant unit coordination responsibilities including leading the recruitment and mentoring of sessional lecturers and tutors needed to meet the teaching requirements of the complete range of teaching units in the secondary program. The successful applicant will be expected to make a sustained contribution to the quality of the teaching and scholarly activities of the School.

The successful applicant will be an experienced lecturer in selected secondary curriculum area(s) and will be expected to maintain a significant focus on innovative curriculum development; ensuring currency with Secondary school curriculum developments.The position is based at the Penrith campus and will be expected to work co-operatively and collaboratively with the Secondary Director of Academic Program, the Secondary Program Teams, Professional Experience staff and practicing teachers in Secondary schools. They will also be expected to maintain and develop their scholarly and professional activities relevant to the School of Education and the Teaching profession.

This position is offered as a Teaching Focused Role in accordance with Western Sydney University's Academic Staff Agreement (2014). The major objective of Teaching Focused Role positions is to provide eligible existing casual or new academic staff with the opportunity for appointment to ongoing or fixed term employment.

To be eligible to apply for a Teaching Focused Role you need to have met the following criteria as detailed in the University's Academic Staff Agreement 2014 Clause 14.43 below: - Applications for TFRs will be open to:

(a) Employees engaged in existing TFRs;

(b) internal applicants who have been engaged as a casual Employee for at least 4 teaching sessions in the preceding 3 years; or

(c) external applicants whose most recent employment by an Australian university has been as a casual, fixed-term or ongoing academic employee in that university for a period of at least 12 months and who have a demonstrated capacity to meet the current and future expectations of the TFR, including any new duties or skills that may be required, and the School’s strategic direction.

Please refer to the position description for further information.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at our Penrith Campus.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level B - $115,647 to $136,463 p.a. (comprising Salary $97,723 to $115,393 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Associate Professor Mary Mooney, Deputy Dean, 9772 6909 or email m.mooney@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 16 December 2016