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Nexus Fellow, Nexus Program - Canberra School of Professional Studies

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Work type: full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Senior Lecturer

Nexus Fellow, Nexus Program – UNSW Canberra

  • Employment type:  Full time, 35hrs 
  • Duration: Fixed term
  • Remuneration: Level C from $136,859 - $157,015 plus 17% Superannuation 
  • Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 
  • About UNSW Canberra

University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Canberra is a campus of UNSW located at the multiple locations in Canberra. UNSW is not like other places you have worked, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It is the reason we are one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.  

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. 

Why Your Role Matters:

Nexus Fellows are academic staff dedicated to educational excellence and the student experience at UNSW. Those who are appointed to this prestigious role will be expected to lead and influence colleagues to successfully drive educational excellence and adoption of new educational practices at the university through collaboration with the Pro Vice Chancellor Education & Student Experience portfolio.


  • Contribute to colleagues’ professional development in pedagogy, educational technology, emerging teaching practices and scholarly approaches to teaching through faculty and UNSW programs & initiatives.
  • Facilitate development and support delivery of the education program as part of the Security and Defence Plus initiative within the Plus Alliance, which consists of UNSW, Kings College London, and Arizona State University.
  • Demonstrate leadership and positively influence educational culture and community in the School and Faculty.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to implement new institution-wide initiatives that seek to improve learning & teaching.
  • Collaborate with other Education Focused Fellows – Nexus Program in the faculty to lead the development of local solutions to current educational challenges.
  • Contribute to the operation of the UNSW Education Co-op by providing advice and guidance to colleagues from across the university (approximately one day per month).
  • Convene up to one course per year, or equivalent short courses, at the Canberra School of Professional Studies in courses related to either Cyber Security, Public Policy, Leadership or Management. This includes conducting classes, assessing student learning achievements and support students in postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy. 

Who You Are: 

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience in Security or Defence.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills, including the ability to influence others and drive change
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development, and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience of design of short courses and professional education in Security and Defence and/or codesign with stakeholders in Security and Defence.
  • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g. relevant discipline- based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales)
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Benefits and Culture:  

UNSW is committed to helping staff balance work-life responsibilities, by providing access to high-quality services, facilities, and flexible work and leave arrangements.

  • Generous superannuation contributions 
  • Employee discounts  
  • A commitment to lifelong learning  
  • UNSW-wide strategy to focus on Healthy Body, Heathy Mind, Healthy Places and Healthy Culture. 


The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.  

The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. UNSW is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.  

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment. 

How to apply:  

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Please apply via our online recruitment system.

In your application, please include:

  • your CV
  • a 2-page pitch addressing the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description.

 In order to view the Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for Jobs@UNSW Portal. 

Applications Close:  Sunday, 24 September, 11:30pm AEST. 



Talent Acquisition Coordinator 

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above. 

For further information about the Nexus Program, please visit our website:

General questions related to the HR process and the Nexus Program can be directed to:


Any questions about the application process - please email  

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra 


Find out more about the lifestyle and benefits when working with UNSW  

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for staff. 

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