Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

University of New South Wales School of Chemistry

Senior Lecturer - Education Focussed - Chemistry

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer

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  • 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 Chemistry at UNSW is recognised nationally and internationally, for producing world-class fundamental and applied research in the field of Chemical Sciences to address real-world challenges. The School's research strengths include Health, Energy, Advanced Materials, Sustainability as well as understanding fundamental molecular properties.

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 role will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

For these roles the School is particularly interested in applicants who will enhance our research strength in Physical or Analytical Chemistry.

Please note - there are multiple positions available.


About the role

  • Level B - $101K - $131K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Level C - $135k - $155k - plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

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

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

LEVEL B:

  • Demonstrate and continuously develop a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning.
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy.
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources and provide assessment and feedback using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Initiate the development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning with the support of 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 as Course Authority, 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.
  • Engage in individual and/or collaborative research in a manner consistent with disciplinary practice.
  • Create scholarly impact which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.
  • Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, either independently or as a member of a team (as per the norms of the discipline) and design research projects.
  • Contribute to the development of applications for competitive funding under the guidance of senior colleagues, including participating as co-investigator or chief investigator in competitive grant applications.
  • Mentor and guide students and colleagues and develop the next generation of academics through involvement in supervision of HDRs (as per the norms of the discipline).
  • 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 and safety of yourself or others.

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer:
(in addition to the above)

  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, and provide assessment and feedback at both course and program level using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Lead the design/development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning and participate in the exchange of these approaches with colleagues
  • Manage course administration as Course Authority, including academic quality assurance.
  • Maintain and develop links within the discipline industry and profession (e.g. contribute to professional development activities).
  • Work collaboratively to identify and apply for internal education funding opportunities.
  • Actively engage and contribute to UNSW’s Education Focussed community driving educational excellence across the university
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour, develop learning and teaching strategies and resources and contribute to an exchange of teaching ideas, and mentoring of staff
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility
  • 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
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

LEVEL B:

  • A Ph.D. specialising in Chemistry, Chemistry Education or a cognate discipline;
  • Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and professional development
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • 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)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry or experience of work-integrated learning (desirable)
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational 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

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer:
(in addition to the above)

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design using a range of pedagogical approaches, development and delivery of courses and programs, at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience of implementing educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence and fostering this in others.
  • Demonstrated success in initiating curriculum development and improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience with industry or work-integrated learning.
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the profession and industry and attract funding for learning and teaching 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 above in your application.

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

Contact:
Jason Harper

E: j.harper@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: May 27th, 2021


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Position Description

Advertised: 29 Apr 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 May 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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