Teaching Staff in Environmental Humanities and the Masters in Environmental Management

Kensington, Australia
05 Apr 2017
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30 Apr 2017
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Environmental Humanities at UNSW Sydney is home to interdisciplinary scholars in the fields of extinction studies, cultural and legal geography, speculative ethology, and science studies. We are best known for launching the flagship journal in the field, Environmental Humanities, and the first MOOC in this emerging area, Remaking Nature. Our internationally renowned faculty have written foundational fictocritical texts, established new approaches to multispecies ethnography, and contributed to national and international environmental policy. 

Our Masters in Environmental Management was founded in the year 2000 and delivers innovative, interdisciplinary, flexible, and practical study options. The program offers students an applied set of courses which outline some of the main decision-making frameworks and tools for environmental management. The program also provides discipline-specific courses relevant to work in environmental professions.

We are currently building a pool of casual/sessional staff to teach into our undergraduate stream and graduate program as required. We seek lecturers and tutors with a solid foundation in core environmental management disciplines and commitment to social and environmental justice.

The School of Humanities and Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is currently seeking expressions of interest for casual/sessional teaching staff who would be eligible to teach, if required, the following courses in Environmental Humanities and the Masters in Environmental Management:

Environmental Humanities (undergraduate)

  • Environment and Society
  • Environmental Activism
  • Environment and Development
  • The Politics of Climate Change
  • Waste and Society
  • Rethinking Wildlife
  • Disasters and Society
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental History
  • Public Relations and the Environment
  • Remaking Nature: The Politics of Biotechnology
  • Methods and Tactics in Environmental Humanities

Environmental Management (postgraduate)

  • Field Ecology for Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management: Economics
  • Environmental Law Fundamentals
  • Environmental Management: Physical Science
  • Environmental Social Science
  • Environmental Management: Engineering Fundamentals
  • Frameworks for Environmental Management
  • Tools for Environmental Management
  • Addressing Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Policy
  • Media Advocacy and Public Education
  • Environment and Development
  • Corporate Environmental Sustainability Reporting
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Regional Australia
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

For more information about the School of Humanities and Languages including Course Outlines, visit: https://hal.arts.unsw.edu.au/

Applicants must meet the following selection criteria:

  • to teach courses in the undergraduate Environmental Humanities stream, they must have a Bachelor degree with Honours or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent professional experience);
  • to teach courses in the postgraduate Masters in Environmental Management they must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline (or equivalent professional experience);
  • they must have demonstrated relevant teaching experience including proficiency with learning technologies such as Learning Management Systems and other digital tools, application and platforms, preferably at tertiary level;
  • they must be entitled to work in Australia.

Preference will be given to applicants who can provide evidence of high teaching quality, of a preparedness to engage in professional development and of a collaborative approach.

Current Higher Degree Research candidates (MA Research or PhD) are encouraged to apply to teach in the undergraduate stream. For HDR students, expectations with regard to teaching experience will be considered subject to opportunity. For current HDR candidates at UNSW, they should be between 1 and 3 years (full time enrolment) in candidature in 2017.

Please submit an online application consisting of a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria and how you could contribute to teaching one or more of the courses listed above, as well as a CV detailing your educational qualifications, relevant experience and referees. Please indicate clearly in your letter whether you wish to be considered to teach in the undergraduate stream and/or the postgraduate program, and in both cases which individual courses you are applying for.

To be considered for casual teaching in 2017-2018, applications must be received by 30 April 2017. Please note that the immediate result of a successful application in response to this call for Expressions of Interest will be their inclusion within a pool of eligible teachers to be called on as required, not an offer of employment. Please note that any teaching roles required for a particular course in a given teaching session may range from tutoring through to full course coordination, lecturing and tutoring.

All employment details, including the duties required, duration of employment and relevant pay rates, will be confirmed with the successful applicant(s) prior to the commencement of duty. Offers of employment will be made in accordance with the UNSW (Academic Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2015 (https://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/indrel/Academic_EA_2015_Final.pdf).

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

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