Full-Time, Ongoing Position for a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood
Salary Academic Level C + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
Based at the Bundoora West campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
The Senior Lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the school, in disciplines related to Early Childhood – Primary Programs. The successful applicant is also expected to supervise research projects and theses at the postgraduate level in areas related to their areas of expertise, contribute to School, College and University strategic plan targets in research and/or consultancy, and maintain and develop his/her professional standing within the profession or discipline.
The appointee is also expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team and undertake administrative tasks as appropriate.
The successful applicant must have a completed PhD in a relevant discipline and a recognised teaching qualification together with recent experience appropriate to the Australian Early Childhood/Primary sector.
To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:
Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and delivery programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.
Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.
Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning.
Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.
Experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.
Experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
Demonstrated ability to manage academic program team, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university.
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.
Qualifications Mandatory : PhD or equivalent in relevant field.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.
About the School
The School of Education is one school within the College of Design and Social Context and offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in education, pre- service teacher education, early childhood education, educational research, professional learning and short courses.
The School is committed to teaching, research and engagement that improves the quality of education, work and life for people and systems in formal and informal settings. Collaborating with a variety of partners, we strive to co- create teaching, learning and professional development experiences that are engaging, industry responsive and evidence informed. The school's research is innovative, with academic staff and HDR students employing a variety of traditional and cutting-edge methods and theories that contribute to our understanding of education in domestic and international education settings. We examine important educational issues, and work to contribute new insights that will advance equity, excellence, and efficiency that benefits individuals and educational organisations in the spirit of reconciliation.
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Critieria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.
For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact [email protected]
Position Description - Senior Lecturer, ECApplications Close:
4 Dec 2023 11.59 pm
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