Learning Adviser

Sydney, Australia
$87,699 - $95,084
31 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie 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 the 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 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. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

About the Office

The Library aspires to provide dynamic and visionary services, robust and comprehensive information resources and world class learning spaces to support the Macquarie University Research and Learning and Teaching strategies. The Library has forged strong partnerships across campus and beyond.

The Role 

The Learning Skills Group (LSG), in alignment with the Information Access and Advisory Services (IAAS) team in the Library, works with academic staff and students to ensure that students at Macquarie University develop the skills and abilities needed to become successful in their academic studies. The Learning Adviser is one of a small and dynamic team with responsibility for developing students' academic literacies.

Reporting to the Manager Learning Skills, you will design, create and deliver a range of programs, services and resources to improve students' academic language and learning outcomes. You will assess individual student learning needs and provide direct academic literacy support and advice to students, student mentors, and academic staff within Learning Skills programs both individually, and as part of project teams. The position will involve the development of e-Learning resources and collaboration with academic staff and peers to develop students' academic literacies both within a unit or program by ensuring appropriate assessment and teaching strategies that support blended approaches to learning.

Successful Applicant

To be successful in this position, you will have a demonstrated experience in teaching and assessing academic skills literacy in a higher education context to meet the needs of individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds achieve their academic potential. You will have a thorough understanding of academic and discipline specific cultures, and in approaches to literacy and curriculum development. Important to this role will be your experience in and capacity to develop and evaluate e-learning resources and workshops and restructure content developed for face-to-face teaching for delivery via a range of new technologies and media.

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  • Postgraduate qualifications in an academic literacy related field (Linguistics and/or Education and/or TESOL) or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching individuals and groups in a university environment in the field of academic literacy and learning
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of curriculum design and experience in embedding academic communication skills into the design and delivery and assessment of course content
  • Demonstrated experience in using a variety of digital media to build language resources and/or educational training materials suitable for blended, face to face and online delivery to support literacy development and meet the changing needs of students
  • A thorough understanding of academic standards and expectations, and the difficulties faced by diverse group of students transitioning into university and undertaking university studies
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing effective working relationships.

For further information regarding this role please view the attached position description.

Salary Package: From $87,699 - $95,084 p.a. pro-rata (Hew 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Fixed-term (2 years), 3 days/ week (0.6 FTE).

Enquiries: Tessa Green, Manager Learning Skills on 02 9850 4486 or tessa.green@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 30 April 2017 at 11:55pm AEST

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.

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