Lecturer, Human Society and It’s Environment (HSIE) job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Permanent full-time position
  • An exciting opportunity to contribute to the academic success of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Base salary $110,856 – $131,639 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) is currently seeking a position as a Lecturer in Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE). SSESW sits within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

SSESW is a national and international leader in education, social work and social policy, committed to: excellence in vocational training; rigorous, research-based and theoretical understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of education, social work and social policy; and, an informed and critical engagement with theory, policy and practice in ways that transform communities and individual lives in socially just ways. Our work is characterized by strong relationships between research, scholarship, teaching, and learning that help build partnerships for professional education and critical collaborations in research, policy, and practice.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate all units of the HSIE secondary curriculum (excluding history) for undergraduate and masters in education students
  • provide lectures in the initial teacher education curriculum of at least two Level 6 NSW HSIE Postgraduate Certificate programs e.g. Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies and Society and Culture
  • demonstrate a full understanding of the HSC requirements for HSIE Stage 6 subjects as well as Stages 4 & 5 Commerce and Geography
  • managing sessional staff, including creating staffing budgets for HSIE units, contracts for sessional academic staff, and onboarding new staff
  • liaise with Junior High and Masters of Education Curriculum Directors and work with Student Life Counselors to manage at-risk students
  • provide professional advice to the student admissions team regarding candidates for the Master of Education program.

About you

  • a PhD (or nearing completion) in an academic field relevant to HSIE or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • in-depth and extensive experience of learning and teaching in at least two of the following areas: NSW NESA Stage 6 Learning Areas (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) Business Studies, Economics and Geography, Legal Studies, and Society & Culture
  • demonstrated success in managing teams of research-informed teachers in secondary and/or tertiary settings
  • develop knowledge and understanding of key strategic issues in the higher education discipline and sector, including familiarity with the curriculum requirements and NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) accreditation requirements for new teachers and with NSW programs and NSW school education initiatives
  • evidence of quality learning and teaching in the secondary and higher education sectors, including initial teacher education programs
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating HSIE-related learning and teaching initiatives
  • a development research profile evidenced by original, high quality and independent research in the social sciences and/or a related discipline.

Closing date for applications

11:59 p.m., June 15, 2022

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving work related to children. To undertake or retain this position, you must apply and obtain a Working with Children Check Permission in accordance with Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO declaration

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of diverse cultural and linguistic origins; equity target groups, including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

How to register

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For any role-specific enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Robyn Gibson on robyn.gibson@sydney.edu.au

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable accommodation or support in completing this application, please contact Paulina Rojas/Nicole Feain of Recruitment Operations, Human Resources via recruitment.ablc@sydney.edu .to

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