Senior Lecturer/Assoc. Professor in Maths Education

La Trobe University
August 04, 2024
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Senior Lecturer/Assoc. Professor in Maths Education

Job No.: 567453

Work type: Continuing

  • Contribute to the teaching & research efforts within the Discipline of Mathematics Education
  • Full time, Continuing / Role can be based from any La Trobe University Campus
  • Remuneration at Academic Level C/D
  • Shape the future of Mathematics Education and enhance the learning experience of students
  • About the Position

    A Level C/D teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach, and undertake research and other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. An academic at this level will make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national level. They will normally play a major role or provide a significant degree of leadership in scholarly, research and professional activities relevant to the profession.

    The successful incumbent will have a strong understanding of current issues and research that impact education and pedagogy in mathematics education, evaluation and assessment and the Education sector. In particular a focus on evidence-based strategies including the learning sciences would be advantageous. Demonstrated experience in developing high quality teaching and learning programs underpinned by current research in mathematics education, evaluation and assessment at a tertiary and/or school level is essential. You will understand diverse theories that inform learning approaches from a range of theoretical dimensions to lead change. You will have a research track- record and a program of research that will inform evidence-based approaches to research projects, course and teaching delivery. There is an expectation for a demonstrated track-record in working with school and sector leaders to further strengthen course and research collaborations.

    The position holder will be required to undertake travel to other La Trobe University campuses.

    Duties at this level will include:

  • Design innovative and effective curriculum which reflects developing best practice nationally and internationally, utilising various methodologies including online and blended learning.
  • Contribute to La Trobe's Scholarship of Teaching (SoLT) and disciplinary teaching pedagogy and research.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to others in subject or course level curriculum design and development and delivery of teaching.
  • Conduct and lead innovative and high impact research and produce conference and seminar papers and publications resulting from that research.
  • Play a significant role in research projects including leadership of research teams and/or management of projects.
  • Represent discipline/program or school at external events.
  • Skills and Knowledge required:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline area.
  • Demonstrated experience in mathematics education, evaluation and assessment and a sophisticated understanding of current research and trends that inform quality pedagogy in a range of learning environments to drive change.
  • Sophisticated ability to engage with industry leaders in education to develop opportunities for course and research collaborations.
  • Sophisticated ability to engage with industry leaders in education to develop opportunities for course and research collaborations.
  • Proven experience and success in managing staff performance and development.
  • Desirable

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education or evidence of equivalent professional preparation for Higher Education teaching.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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    Benefits

  • 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

    Please note: this opportunity is open only to applicants who possess full rights to work in Australia.

    Closing date: By 11:55pm Sunday 4th August, 2024

    Position Enquiries: Professor Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Deputy Dean, Associate Dean Academic, School of Education, Email: [email protected], Phone: 03 9479 5377

    Recruitment Enquiries: Vicki Stavrou, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Email: [email protected], Phone: 03 9479 5191

    Position Descriptions below:

    PD-Senior Lecturer Mathematics Education-Level C.pdf

    PD-Associate Professor, Mathematics Education-Level D.pdf

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

  • Cover letter;
  • An up-to-date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description
  • Please scroll down to apply.

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    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    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
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