Lecturer – Education Focussed – Materials Science and Engineering 19 views

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

The School of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the top ranked Materials programs in the Asia-Pacific regions and strongly positioned in every facet of materials science and engineering. It offers undergraduate programs in Materials Science and Engineering (Honours), as well as a number of combined degree programs with Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Commerce. It attracts excellent students who have an outstanding record in international competitions.

The School endeavours to create a unique student experience that develops empowered, socially-engaged global citizens. At the postgraduate level, there is a large MSc and PhD research program and a coursework Master’s program. Our research mission is to be at the forefront of research into new and exciting innovations with profound national and international impact. Within the School, there is the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, the Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies.

UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote 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 stream will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.


About the role

  • $107k – $126k plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • 5 year convertible tenure track (CTT)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

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

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Develop a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning. Conduct tutorials/lectures and supervision of students in both undergraduate and postgraduate classes in line with this philosophy.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures, seminars and/or tutorials using a range of approaches, as required: face-to-face, blended and online.
  • Initiate and lead, with support from senior academics, the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. This may include blended and/or online teaching as well as curriculum development.
  • Support the progress of students; provide consultation to students; mark assignments, mid-term and final examinations, as allocated by the School.
  • Manage course administration, course co-ordination, provision of course related advice to students, and conduct assessment of procedures and examinations.
  • Provide mentoring for early career academics and/or casual staff in teaching practice and inspire a collegial and collaborative educational culture.
  • Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge and minimum accreditation requirements.
  • Make a positive contribution to School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent, and/or relevant work experience; actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and development.
  • Demonstrated ability for teaching and curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with preferred educational experience in sustainable materials and manufacturing processes that benefit the environment. Experience using blended/online teaching and learning pedagogies and implementing educational technologies and innovations.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g. relevant leading-edge discipline-based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales).
  • Demonstrated capability to enhance student learning and career-focused education (e.g. better ways of assessing students, practicums, work integrated learning and contributing to bringing out the best in students, student feedback and students as partners).
  • Evidence of professional development of teaching practice in self and others (e.g. mentoring, tutor development and peer support of colleagues).
  • Demonstrated excellence in educational quality (e.g. Assurance of Learning themes, professional and accreditation).
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to support and inspire with staff and 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.

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.

Contact:
Professor Michael Ferry
E: m.ferry@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: November 16th, 2019

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