Tutor in Cognitive Science

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Ref
502270
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Sessional


The Department of Cognitive Science is looking for casual academic staff to tutor in two of its undergraduate units offered in Semester 1, 2018. All interested tutors are encouraged to register their interest. Please note that classes run from 26 February 2018 – 8 June 2018. Tutors will be expected to mark assessment tasks during the semester as well as during the exam period, which ends 29 June 2018.

COGS100 – Introduction to Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Description: This unit provides an intensive introduction to the fundamentals of modern neuroscience, with a focus on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include neuroanatomy, neural signalling, sensory processing, and the neural control of movement.

Tutorials: The tutorials for this unit will be a mixture of hands-on research-driven learning activities with the use of the Emotiv EPOC neurogaming system and seminar-like tutorials that will focus on unit content and the development of general research skills.

Workload: The face-to-face tutorials meet weekly and go for 1 hour. Tutors will be asked to take on multiple tutorial classes per week, depending on enrolment numbers. In addition, tutors are expected to assist with student consultation and the marking of unit assessments and examinations. Please note that classes run from 26 February 2018 – 8 June 2018. Tutors will be expected to mark the unit’s exam during the exam period, which ends 29 June 2018.

COGS210 – Memory

Description: Memory is everywhere – in our personal lives. in popular culture, in big science, and in our machines. But memory is notoriously hard to pin down. Is it all in the brain? Is it in our actions, in our social world, and in our valued objects and places? Or is it now all online? This unit introduces the interdisciplinary study of memory, offering students a critical survey of memory research across the cognitive and brain sciences, the social sciences, and the arts. Emphasis will be placed on autobiographical memory, embodied memory, and shared remembering between individuals. Students will learn to assess scientific and popular claims about what memory is, and how memory loss and gain can be understood in the digital age.

Tutorials: The tutorials for this unit will be a 1-hour long seminar-like tutorials that will focus on unit content and the development of general research skills.

Workload: The face-to-face tutorials meet weekly and go for 1 hour. Tutors will be asked to take on multiple tutorial classes per week, depending on enrolment numbers. In addition, tutors are expected to assist with student consultation and the marking of unit assessments and examinations. Please note that classes run from 26 February 2018 – 8 June 2018. Tutors will be expected to mark the unit’s exam during the exam period, which ends 29 June 2018.

Application Criteria

To be considered for the casual tutor positions, applicants must possess the following:

  • A postgraduate qualification or current enrolment in a higher degree research program relevant to the teaching discipline;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students;
  • The right work in Australia for the duration of the semester.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate tertiary level teaching experience.

Application Process

Applications must be accompanied by a CV or resume addressing, in clearly identified sections: academic qualifications; and potential industry or teaching experience/work history. Please ensure you complete all sections of the application form, including the application criteria. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Where possible, please upload a copy of your academic transcript for your highest coursework degree.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) need to be submitted by the 14th of January, 5pm. Applicants will receive a response notifying them of the outcome generally within one month of submission. Successful EOIs will be kept on file, and may be considered by the department when a vacancy arises that is an appropriate match to their skill base, disciplinary background and availability. If you are being considered, you will be contacted by the department. Neither having an EOI on file, or being considered for a vacancy, imply that employment is guaranteed. Please note that by providing an EOI for these positions, you agree that your details may be placed on file for a period of 24 months.

Appointment type: Casual Academic
Categories: Academic - Sessional Teaching
Remuneration: Remuneration is in line with the current Macquarie University Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement.
EOI close: 14th January 2018
Role Enquiries: Please send an email to info.cogsci.undergrad@mq.edu.au

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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