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Associate Lecturer/Lecturer - Education Focused - Physics

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer, Associate Lecturer

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The School of Physics is one of the leading Physics schools in Australia. It offers a world class undergraduate physics degree, as well as a postgraduate PhD research program for over 50 students. 33 academic staff conduct theoretical and experimental research in quantum physics, astrophysics, fundamental physics; and condensed matter physics. UNSW is an international leader in quantum computing research and hosts the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. Major nodes of two other ARC Centres: Exciton Science; and Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies are also based at UNSW.

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UNSW’s Education Focused roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education, devoting their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialism will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

About the role

  • Level A ($98K - $106K) plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Level B ($111k - $131k) plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years – Convertible Tenure Track
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Associate Lecturer / Lecturer reports to the Head of School and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:  

  • Provide a high-quality learning environment for students by effectively teaching lecturers, tutorials and laboratory classes at undergraduate and postgraduate level using a range of approaches (face to face, blended and online) as required.
  • Demonstrate a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in line with UNSW policy and with guidance of more senior academics
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, and assessment and feedback using a range of appropriate approaches and learning environments with the support of more senior academics
  • Contribute to the development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning led by more senior academics
  • Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students
  • Manage course administration, including academic quality assurance
  • Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge and minimum professional accreditation requirements (where relevant)
  • Make a positive contribution to School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees as required
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health & safety of yourself or others

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience
  • Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and developments
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for teaching and learning design, development and/or delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • Knowledge of educational technologies and online delivery methods
  • Experience engaging students and fostering independent learning through meaningful assessment and helpful feedback.
  • Evidence of and/or preparedness to undertake professional development of teaching practice
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • 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

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Sue Hagon

Applications close: January 10th, 2022

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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