Teacher – Foundation (Humanities, IT and/or Maths) @ Deakin College

Closing date: 12/08/2019

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AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

Date & Time: Wednesday 24 July 2019, 1-2pm AEST (GMT+10)

Speaker: Glen Wheeler (Wollongong)

Title: A model for team research projects and a conference poster session for students transitioning to maths at university

Abstract: After a curriculum transformation, a new subject was created in the transition space from high-school to university for mathematics and cognate degrees. This new subject is compulsory and serves many purposes. The centrepiece event in the subject is a team poster presentation event at the end of the semester. Teams present not only their research project, but also individual projects that have been honed through two iterations earlier in the semester. These two iterations are partially anonymously peer-graded, and reflected upon as an assessment task. In this talk I will describe the current scaffolding, support and layering of assessment that facilitates teams in being able to present a research project at the end of semester. I will then use Brookfield’s four critical reflective lenses to analyse the process, and identify several open problems.

Location: Online via Zoom: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/787759102

Use the link above to participate on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device.

See here for details for connecting via a H.323/SIP videoconferencing room.

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Learning Centre @ Syd Uni

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  • 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.

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

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Head of School, Mathematical Sciences @ Adelaide Uni

Closing date: 11th August

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PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN BIOSTATISTICS @ Uni Melb

Closing date: 21st July

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Maths Support Advisor @ Leeds

Closing date: 18th July

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Longest Standing Flipped Learning Conference in Australia

Attend the Longest Standing Flipped Learning Conference in Australia – Griffith Uni Southbank
Event date: 18 & 19 October 2019

Attend the Longest Standing Flipped Learning Conference in Australia, RESCON

The Flipped Classroom – a Blended Learning Model

When: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October 2019
Where: Griffith University, Southbank Brisbane
Who: for those interested in active learning, flipped learning, blended learning, new uses of technology in the classroom

Technology featured: Echo360, Microsoft Teams, Padlet, Google Classroom, Trello, screen-casto-matic, PlayPosit and many other innovative technologies used in classrooms around Australia

Further information: https://www.resconanz.com/

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HERDSA 2019 conference event – HEA Fellowship Networking Event in Auckland

Wednesday 3rd July, 4.00-5.30pm (Day 1 of HERDSA 2019)

HEA Fellowship Networking event:
Encouraging recognition of Learning & Teaching

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships are being placed at the forefront of professional learning recognition in many Australasian universities – to develop, recognise and reward teaching and learning roles.

Would you like to know more about these Fellowships? Maybe you have HEA Fellowship and would like to meet other Fellowship holders at HERDSA? Or just interested to know more about the benefits of “fellowship” – of any sort!?

I am a HERDSA member who thinks there is value in an informal HEA Fellowship networking event for HEA Fellows and those interested in knowing more about the benefits of “fellowship”. We will discuss “fellowship” in general, and discuss the benefits of participating in recognition programs. Many universities in Australia and New Zealand have HEA fellowship programs or are considering integrating some aspect of reward and recognition of learning and teaching through fellowship within their institution. Maybe there is interest in forming a HERDSA Special Interest Group (SIG) to bring HEA fellowship holders together? Let’s meet and discuss!!

If cant attend or would like more information please register your interest via the URL below:
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Further information: Dr Paula Myatt, Griffith University (p.myatt@griffith.edu.au)

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Assistant Professor in Mathematics @ Macau

Closing date: 15th July

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Learning Advisor (Maths and Science)@ James Cook Uni

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DELTA Conference

When: 24-29 November

Where: Fremantle, WA

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Lecturer in statistics @ Melb Uni

Closing Date: 18th June

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Lecturer in Maths @ Uni of Queensland

Closing date: n/a

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Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship – Women in STEM @ Swinburne Uni

Closing date: 11th June

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ACSME Conference

When: 2nd – 4th October

Where: University of Sydney & University of Technology Sydney

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2019 FYiMaths Workshop @ Melb Uni

You are all invited to attend the 2019 FYiMaths workshop!

ThemeThe What, Why and How of first year tertiary mathematics.
We will be coming together to share what we teach at first year maths across the country, how we are teaching it, and why.

A similar forum took place in Canada by Vaselin Jungic and Miroslav Lovric. You can read their report here.

When: Thursday 11th to Friday 12th July
Where: The University of Melbourne

Abstracts: We are accepting abstracts if you would like to present. Please email abstracts to fyimathsproject@gmail.com by Friday 7th June.

Registrations are now open via Eventbrite.

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The 24th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2019)

When: December 15-19, 2019

Where: China

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Lecturer in mathematical physics @ Uni Melb

Closing date: 28th March

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Workshop on Transitioning Teaching Innovation into Research Publications

Friday, 24th May, 2-4pm

The aim of this workshop is for participants to gain insight into the fields of scholarship and research of learning and teaching within the mathematical and statistical sciences.

This workshop will explore such questions as:-

How can teaching innovations be transitioned into a research publication?
What are some expectations and accepted ways of working in mathematics and statistics education research?
What does appropriate research design look like?
Which methodologies are suitable for educational research?
How do I choose a journal or conference for my scholarly work?
What is different between educational research and discipline research in the mathematical and statistical sciences?

Via hands-on activities and feedback, participants will gain new perspectives into scholarship and academic publishing in educational research within the mathematical and statistical sciences, opening up new possibilities for their research portfolio.

EVENT DETAILS:-

Date: Friday, 24th May, 2-4pm
Location: Room 202a, Learning and Innovation Building (LIB) – Building 17 (map)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/MathEdRes

Your Hosts:
Professor Diane Donovan
UQ & Vice-President (Learning and Teaching), Australian Mathematical Society

Professor Chris Tisdell
UNSW & ITaLI, UQ
For more information: Email Chris Tisdell cct@unsw.edu.au

Further information: https://tinyurl.com/MathEdRes

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Research Fellow Computational Genomics & Statistics @ Melb Uni

Closing date: 10th March

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