Associate Lecturer in Construction Management – Education Focussed 78 views

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UNSW’s Education Focussed 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.

The purpose of this role is to develop new teaching methodologies and deliver outstanding teaching and student experience in the area of Construction Engineering.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has approximately 3,300 students and an operating budget of $20 million. The School has 52 full time academic staff, 28 professional staff and technical staff and 80 research only appointments. The School’s mission is to develop well-educated graduates with the essential skills, attributes and knowledge that will enable them to practice as professional civil or environmental engineers; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of the discipline, industry and society. For more information visit:

Academic staff are expected to work effectively with academic, professional and technical staff across UNSW. They will be required to build relationships with academics in other tertiary institutions internationally as well as government and Industry bodies applicable to their discipline.

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

  • Full Time 35 hours
  • 12 Month Fixed Term
  • Associate Lecturer


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • 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


  • A PhD in Construction Management and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for teaching and learning design, development and/or delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • 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
  • A strong commitment to work-integrated learning (desirable)
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online via Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed on the UNSW Jobs website.

Contact: Nikki Hayes


Applications close: 11:50pm, 15 January 2021

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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. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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