Teaching Associate, International
Arts Teaching Innovation, Teaching and Learning Portfolio
Faculty of Arts
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a.plus 17% superannuation
In 2018 the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne will establish a specialist team of teaching and learning practitioners who will be providing pedagogical support to academic staff who are engaged in undergraduate and graduate teaching within the Faculty across its five schools. This will bring together existing staff in the areas of Work Integrated Learning, Object Based Learning and Curriculum Design and Development. It will be an academic unit led by an Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning).
The University prides itself as a leader in global education and the Faculty of Arts has internationalised its student cohort over the past 10 years. This has seen a significant increase in enrolments from non-English speaking backgrounds, particularly from China and other East Asian countries, and has led to the need to ensure that academic staff are provided with the necessary pedagogical tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student cohort and ensure that all graduates develop The University of Melbourne’s desired graduate attributes and in particular the expectation that are critical, creative thinkers with strong reasoning skills, can apply knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts and are effective oral and written communicators .
In order to meet this demand, the Faculty of Arts will be appointing a number of Teaching Associates (Academic Support - International) (Level A) to support the development of pedagogical skills among academic staff and devise teaching methodologies so as to ensure that all students acquire the desired graduate attributes
As a Teaching Associates (Academic Support - International), you will identify the learning needs of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, assist staff with curriculum design and advice and under take direct tutoring and teaching. You will be expected to contribute to teaching excellence within disciplines by fostering best practice in curriculum development, preparation and conduct of lectures and tutorials and related assessment, as well as offering one-to-one and group consultations and workshops with students. It is envisaged that the role will also be involved in recruitment and selection for International Students and in ensuring their smooth transition.
Working under the broad direction of the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty and in collaboration with Curriculum Designers and Discipline co-ordinators, the Teaching Associates will play a significant role in supporting curriculum development design, delivery and evaluation. The position/s will be responsible for advancing the effective use of innovative and engaging learning approaches.
The Teaching Associates will contribute to teaching excellence within and across disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages including supporting the coordination of subjects, preparation and conduct of lectures and seminars and related assessment, and consultations with students. The incumbents will also be given opportunities to contribute to the production of publications relating to teaching pedagogies in the humanities, social sciences and languages with specific reference to the pedagogical practices required for working with diverse student cohorts. The Teaching Associates themselves will receive ongoing mentoring and opportunities for professional development.
The successful applicants will be committed and engaging educators, with a familiarity with the challenges of teaching a diverse cohort of students at the undergraduate and graduate level across a diverse range of humanities, social sciences and language disciplines. They will have an appreciation of broad disciplines subject areas and the capacity to undertake individual and collaborative projects congruent with the direction of the discipline/s. The Teaching Associates may be deployed to discipline clusters and/or pedagogical groupings based on the successful applicants’ level and nature of teaching expertise and discipline background.
Close date: 27 Jul 2018
Position Description and Selection Criteria
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