Academic Skills and Language Advisor

La Trobe University
January 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$90,259-$99,291
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Academic Skills and Language Advisor

Job No.: 565498

Work type: Continuing

  • Full time, continuing
  • Position can be at any campus of La Trobe University
  • HEO7– $90,259-$99,291 plus 17% superannuation
  • About the position

    The positions work closely with Senior Learning Librarians and Learning Librarians to systematically promote, develop, deliver and review Library academic skills programs, services and resources both within and alongside curriculums. They liaise with academic staff in designated disciplines to build ongoing relationships and discipline knowledge. They also liaise with professional staff beyond the Library, to ensure that academic skills services meet the needs of all students. Academic Skills and Language Advisors work in flexible, cross-campus and cross-functional teams, which support students in their development of digital, information and academic literacies. The teams drive continuous improvement, relevance, and accessibility within Library frameworks and strategy, providing a seamless service to all student cohorts with a focus on diversity and inclusion within these cohorts. Academic Skills and Language Advisors oversee La Trobe's Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs), students employed to deliver peer academic skills support.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Education, TESOL or a related field, together with sound knowledge of academic skills required for successful tertiary study
  • Experience in teaching and advising academic skills at university level, including high-level writing across a range of disciplines and genres
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by students undertaking tertiary study at all levels
  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to developing innovative practices or methodologies to engage, teach and advise students
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with academic and professional staff, and to accept responsibility for outcomes
  • Outstanding teamwork, including evidence of successful team collaboration, leading to excellent learning experiences for students
  • Demonstrated competence to teach with confidence using online platforms, technologies and digital content
  • Knowledge and/or experience in supporting academic and language skills for Law School is desirable (but not compulsory)
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By Sunday, 29 January 2023, at 11:55pm

    Position Enquiries: Anita Dewi hiring manager via email [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    LLD-Academic Skills and Language Advisor-50147526-HEO7 .pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter, including a paragraph outlining your suitability for the position based on information outlined in the PD; and
  • An up to date resume;
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    Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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