- Take a leading role in delivering teaching and learning projects to transform the educational experience through innovative educational design at the University of Sydney Business School,
- Be part of a highly innovative team of academics, educational developers and talented professionals
- Fixed term, 3 years contract, Level C Senior Lecturer position, salary package $127 – $147 p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation
About the opportunity
The Senior Lecturer Educational Development will have a leading role in a new faculty strategic initiative that will transform the student experience in core units for our internationally regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Commerce. Addressing the challenges of teaching and learning at scale, this project will be the central hub for strategic pedagogical change, working with academic staff, professional staff support teams, students and the wider University to ensure the successful delivery of this initiative.
The successful candidate will work closely with the faculty, senior leadership and other members of the team to effectively co-ordinate and implement complex educational change projects. They will design teaching and learning enhancements, curriculum innovation, staff training, academic reward and community engagement initiatives to better support the ongoing development of our teaching and learning community. They will provide leadership for the successful evaluation of the projects including supporting rigorous pedagogical and evaluative research and the dissemination of these findings to the School, the University and the wider sector.
‘Education focused’ roles are a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. A Senior Lecturer (Education focused) is expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the School and will be on a trajectory towards leadership in educational design and delivery. A Senior Lecturer (Education focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (up to 70% – or 80% by mutual agreement – of their academic workload allocation).
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer Educational Development who:
- is acknowledged as influential in expanding knowledge in pedagogy or curriculum innovation
- has demonstrated excellence in research or scholarly activities relevant to educational design, development and practice
- has deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by leading team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
- has demonstrated applied understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices in the discipline of educational development
- has demonstrated success in supporting the academic endeavor from curriculum design to engaging in research/scholarship and providing a student enabling environment
- has experience in or the capacity to supervise others and coordinate team activities
- has a demonstrated capacity to lead educational development activities to successful outcomes.
The Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research, learning, development of resources, and journal publishing and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. It is situated in a new $180m state-of-the-art learning environment which, in the highly competitive global market for business education, will further enhance its ability to attract the best and brightest students, staff and researchers from around the world.
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 our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.
How to apply
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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 823/0419F to apply.
Closing date: 2 June, 2019 (11:30pm, 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.
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