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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Physical and Outdoor Education

Job no: 850546
Campus: Berwick or Gippsland Campus
Categories: Academic
School/Area: School of Education

  • School of Education – Churchill or Berwick Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • Academic Level B $99,764 or Academic Level C $121,801 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

School of Education

This position will primarily contribute to teaching, research and service in the School of Education. The School of Education offers qualifications from associate degree through to postgraduate levels in initial teacher education (early childhood, primary, secondary and vocational education and training), sport, physical and outdoor education, as well as a range of pathway programmes (FAST, EAP, ELS) which support students across the university and partner providers. Our courses operate from campuses at Mt Helen, Berwick, Horsham and Gippsland and in partnership with community education providers, schools and partner providers across Victoria, interstate and internationally. The Senior Lecturer, Physical and Outdoor Education will contribute primarily to relevant programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in their area of specialty in the sport, physical and outdoor education programmes. They will also be expected to supervise postgraduate students and contribute to fostering research culture in the School.

About the role

Contribute to the development of courses and to the School’s research and administration functions.

You will:

Level B:

  • develop, teach, coordinate and moderate courses in physical and outdoor education;
  • undertake teaching and assessment of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students;
  • undertake research activities.
  • supervise students undertaking project courses and honours programs.

Level C:

  • develop, teach, coordinate, and moderate courses in physical and outdoor education;
  • undertake teaching and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • supervise students undertaking project courses, honours programs and research higher degrees; and

make a significant contribution to research activity within the school.

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated:

Level B:

  • commitment to scholarship and a potential for academic advancement;
  • commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching, and a good teaching record;
  • previous experience in academic administration;
  • evidence of research expertise and a demonstrated capacity and preparedness to achieve an active research profile; and
  • evidence of an ability to work collegially.

Level C:

  • commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching and learning, and a good teaching record;
  • record of research at an international level;
  • capacity to supervise honours and research postgraduate students;
  • organisational and administrative abilities necessary for the construction, coordination and administration of courses; and
  • excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. 

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How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 15 August 2021.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: 050846..pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Elizabeth Spark, our Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

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For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, blended workforce options (work from home flexibility), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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