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Macquarie's Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.
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Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.
The Department of Educational Studies is a new department that aspires to be a leader in education across the life-span. This new department combines the Institute of Early Childhood and the School of Education both of which have excellent reputations and are highly regarded across the prior-to-school, school and wider education fields. The distinctive attributes of the Institute and the School form the cornerstone of a balanced and strong partnership.
Our mission is to be a global leader in education and an institution of service and engagement which delivers a transformative learning experience and impactful research. We are committed to maximising opportunities for children, families, schools and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.
The Department of Educational Studies is seeking applications from candidates with qualifications in educational data, measurement and assessment to fill a position of Senior Lecturer. We welcome applications from both domestic and international candidates. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.
The successful applicant will convene and teach undergraduate units in the Initial Teacher Education Program focused on data, measurement and assessment. He or she will have a developed understanding of assessment and measurement within the Australian and NSW educational contexts, and experience in using, evaluating and interpreting large educational data sets. Experience in test or item development, and the development and implementation of school or system level strategies based on data analysis is also desirable.
The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship of the Department through a program of personal research, and higher degree research supervision. There are opportunities to collaborate with external stakeholders.
If the successful candidate is an international applicant, the university would expect the applicant to take steps to achieve familiarity with the relevant NSW syllabus and policy documents and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below upload as a separate document in the application process.
- A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
- A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality journals
- A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
- Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
- Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public
- Experience with research student supervision
- Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work
- Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research
- Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies
The position may require a Working with Children Check Clearance.
Salary Package: From $121,953 to $140,246 p.a (Level C), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
Appointment Type: Full-time continuing, available to start by January 2018
Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Mary Ryan, Head of Department, on firstname.lastname@example.org or +61-2-9850-8059
General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on email@example.com or 61-2-9850-9821
Applications Close: Sunday, 23 July 2017 at 11.55pm AEST
Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.