Learning Centre @ Syd Uni

  • Outstanding opportunity to contribute to university education at a world leading university
  • Teaching and research role
  • Fixed term for 12 months either as 2 part-time or 1 full-time appointment. Base salary $74k – $101k p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Mathematics Learning Centre currently provides support for eligible undergraduate students to develop the mathematics content knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for their successful completion of their first level mathematics or statistics units of study. Our students’ capacities are developed through an extensive program of bridging courses, on-line learning resources and workshop tutorials and through individual support in the Mathematics Learning Centre Drop-in Centre. The work of the Mathematics Learning Centre is research and evidence based.

In this interesting and challenging role you will:

  • Contribute to the teaching and the development of all aspects of the Mathematics Learning Centre program including the statistics bridging courses
  • Contribute to the further development of on-line and blended learning resources
  • Contribute to the research output of the Mathematics Learning Centre
  • Perform administrative duties related to the Mathematics Learning Centre and the position description
  • Take part in the internal governance activities of the Mathematics Learning Centre

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Associate Lecturer in Mathematics Education who possesses:

  • An Honours degree in mathematics or honours degree in statistics with a major in mathematics
  • Considerable and successful university teaching experience
  • Experience, in a university context, in designing and teaching mathematics and/or statistics to students who are mathematically underprepared for their university studies
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to ameliorate the difficulties students may experience in learning mathematics
  • Demonstrable research potential
  • Extensive knowledge of mathematics and statistics

Desirable for your appointment is:

  • A research degree, or progress towards one
  • Experience in developing eLearning/blended learning resources to support student learning
  • Project management skills

Join a dynamic team environment and support the successful implementation of the University’s goals of enhancement of quality learning and teaching, quality research, access for and participation by a diverse cohort of students.

About us

The Academic Enrichment unit encompasses the Learning Centre and the Mathematics Learning Centre.

Academic Enrichment works with both students and faculty staff to provide student support in the areas of communication, language, learning, mathematics and statistics. 

In addition to the co-curricular support programs run by the Learning Centre and Mathematics Learning Centre for students, Academic Enrichment works collaboratively with faculties to embed communication and language development, provide support for learning, the development of graduate qualities, academic integrity and mathematics and statistics development. Our programs advance and enrich student learning, and support students’ development of the graduate qualities.

Our programs are underpinned by our research within discipline areas such as the mathematical sciences, education and linguistics; and relevant higher education, assessment and evaluation literature. Our teaching programs also inform discipline and higher education research.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1311/0719F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, 29 July 2019 (Sydney time)

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

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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