Industry and Community Coordinator

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science                     
Reference no. 499/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Share our enthusiasm for education innovation
  • Full-time, fixed term for 12 months, remuneration package: $177,820 p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super                                       

About the opportunity
In this newly created academic role (Level D) you will lead the development and nurturing of industry engaged learning experiences at the faculty level. You will be working collaboratively with academic staff and the PVC (Education-Enterprise and Engagement) team to build strong industry relationships to be able to advise and recommend the implementation of best practice in processes, policies and activities to ensure complementarity and effective alignment with the University’s strategic initiatives for industry engagement.

In this position you will also be working closely with Schools in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty Education Committee to develop a pedogological framework for interdisciplinary and inter-professional student experiences that engage industry and community issues and organisations.

This position will see you assisting schools successfully develop 3000 level project and interdisciplinary units for the new curriculum which focus on experiential learning and undertaking high quality research which is consistent with the overall strategic goals of the faculty.  Some teaching within the faculty delivering enhancement of student learning will be required.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an Education Innovation Team Leader who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • understanding of the pedagogy, implementation and evaluation of industry and community engagement and related activities
  • university teaching and academic development

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to develop, implement, evaluate and adapt strategic initiatives in a changing education environment
  • experience in building sound and effective external partnerships that support the university’s strategic objectives
  • experience in assessing and improving the quality of education outcomes whilst managing processes for continuous quality improvements

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: Closing date: 11:30pm 2 April 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs