Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no: 052/0117
- Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching program and research profile
- Benefit from working in a collegiate team environment
- Full-time, Level A, continuing appointment, remuneration package: $82K – $111K p.a. pro rata, which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) is a national and international leader in education, social work and social policy committed to: excellence in professional education; rigorous research-informed and theoretical understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of education, social work and social policy; and, informed and critical engagement with theory, policy and practice in ways designed to transform communities and individual lives in socially just ways. Our work is characterised by strong relationships between research, scholarship, teaching and learning that contribute to building partnerships for professional education and critical research, policy and practice collaborations.
The school offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education, as well as social work and policy studies, with growing numbers of candidates undertaking postgraduate study by course work. We have a large doctoral cohort from national and international settings. We are committed to the pedagogical principles of critical inquiry, reflective learning and collaborative research in the development of robust professional identities. Students are educated as engaged, responsible and reflective professionals who are able to act critically, morally and competently. The school maintains a strong commitment to social inclusion, offering opportunities for widening participation through a range of initiatives and interdisciplinary approaches to learning.
The SSESW seeks to appoint a Scholarly Teaching Fellow in Teaching and Learning, Primary Education (which is an Academic Level A appointment) under the university’s Scholarly Teaching Fellowship scheme. The appointee will focus on teaching in foundation and professional experience units of study. Foundations studies encompasses core units of study that engage students in the critical study of the relationship and nature of teaching and learning, the development of learners and their experience of education. Candidates with a range of relevant backgrounds are encouraged to apply including: educational and developmental psychology, socio-cultural perspectives on learning, and critical perspectives of the pedagogies of teaching and learning.
In this role you will engage with and contribute to faculty learning and teaching activities and processes and, while the role is predominantly teaching, you will have some opportunity to contribute to research.
Your responsibilities in this position will be to:
- coordinate units of study including the development of content and relevant teaching material across the Master of Teaching foundation units and the Primary Bachelor of Education professional experience units
- teach in the faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate program including preparing and delivering lectures and conducting tutorial, seminars and workshops
- undertake marking and assessment
- participate in the field education program, including university-agency development
- consult with students
- participate in professional activities and community initiatives within the University and the wider community
- conduct and publish research
- undertake administrative activities that support the above duties
- attend and participate in meetings and committees including at the University, faculty, school and program levels (as relevant).
Under the Fellowship rules you must be able to provide verification that you satisfy the following criteria:
- have fixed term and/or casual employment experience totalling at least 12 months in one or more Australian universities over the preceding five years
- have been awarded or have submitted or are working towards a PhD qualification in Education (with satisfactory progress)
- not hold, or have previously held, any continuing academic appointment in a university.
Other essential selection criteria are:
- demonstrated capacity to make an independent contribution to teaching and learning at an undergraduate and/ or honours and postgraduate levels
- experience teaching at a tertiary level including in foundation units of study that incorporate pedagogy, philosophy, psychology and sociology
- demonstrated ability to perform the academic administration and coordination of award programs
- demonstrated capacity/potential to make both independent and collaborative contributions to scholarship
- excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially and effectively as an individual and in a team.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
- demonstrated experience teaching in a primary education setting.
Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the faculty’s organisation and programs by reviewing material on its homepage, located at sydney.edu.au/education_social_work
Relevant pre-employment checks will be conducted on the preferred applicant.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm 5 February 2017 (Sydney time)
We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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