Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Early Childhood/Primary Mathematics Specialisation)

Job no: 500615
Work type: Full Time
Location: Various locations
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

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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 Role

The Department of Educational Studies is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in early childhood and primary mathematics education. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching and convening Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) units in teacher education undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area of mathematics covering both prior-to-school (birth - five years) and primary school settings.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Qualifications and experience teaching in prior-to school services and/or primary schools and research in early years mathematics education is essential.  

Our STEM units are taught in teams and the successful applicant will be involved in teacher education curriculum development as well as the preparation and delivery of online and blended learning materials.  

The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship of the Department through a program of personal research, higher degree research supervision and University community engagement activities. 

The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below upload as a separate document in the application process.  Please specify which level you are applying for when you address the selection criteria. 

Essential – Level B 

  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of good quality publications relevant to stage of career
  • 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 lectures, tutorials, and assessment
  • 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
  • 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

Desirable – Level B 

  • A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
  • Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research

Essential – Level C 

  • 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

Desirable – Level C 

  • 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: Commensurate with experience Level B from $99,879 to $118,174 p.a. or Level C from $121,953 to $140,246 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: Full-time continuing, available to start by early 2018 

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Mary Ryan, Head of Department, on mary.ryan@mq.edu.au or +61-2-9850-8059 

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on patsy.moss@mq.edu.au 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.

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