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Sessional Academics @ Faculty of Education, QUT, Brisbane

QUT is currently looking to create a pool of sessional academics to teach into specific disciplines and to undertake the role of University Supervisor for our Initial Teacher Education students. The Faculty has employment opportunities available on a sessional basis for personnel to undertake lectures, tutorials (day and/or evening), marking, writing materials, and to assist in other related academic tasks. Applicants must have a minimum Masters qualification in a relevant area, and recent industry and teaching experience will be an advantage.

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Lecturer – Statistics @ La Trobe

You will play a key role in contributing to the new Data Science program and to statistics teaching and research.  You will conduct innovative research to produce high quality publications as well as design, coordinate and teach subjects and courses that provide a high quality learning experience for students.

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Applications close 23 April 2017.

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Professors/Associate Professors in the Graduate School of Education @ University of Exeter, UK

As Professor you will be a specialist in one of the four areas below:
Science or Mathematics Education
Teacher Education
Education (Thinking & Creativity)
Economics of Education

In these areas you will contribute to the research and teaching profile of the Graduate School of Education and will support its strategic vision through a commitment to the importance of professional education and educational research which can inform, challenge or enrich current understandings. (For more information and a full outline of the role and its requirements please see the job descriptions which are available on our website (www.exeter.ac.uk/joinus).

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Applications close 23 April 2017.

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Preceptor in Statistics @ Harvard University, USA

The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Statistics. The appointment, which will be associated with undergraduate statistics courses, is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor’s responsibilities will include: Recruit, train, and manage the teaching fellows/assistants and Study Network facilitators; Assist in the training of teaching fellows/assistants in all Statistics Department courses; Serve as Head Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant in one or more sections, depending on course enrollments; Assist the faculty course heads with course administration for the undergraduate courses in Statistics, which have a combined annual enrollment of approximately 1500; Provide assistance with course development.

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Research Associate @ Harvard University, USA

The Science Education Department has established itself as a leader in empirical STEM education research. We have collected an extensive portfolio of large-scale datasets in the following areas: predictors of student success in introductory college STEM courses; predictors of beginning college students’ interest in STEM careers; outcomes of professional development courses for science teachers; and predictors of attrition in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in STEM. We have also been developing test banks, based on the National Research Council standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, in all sciences and across all grade bands (K-12). The Research Associate will analyze the existing datasets and co-author research publications as a member of our research team.

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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education @ University College Dublin

University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics, along with the College of Science and the School of Education, has recently launched four new programes in Science and Mathematics Education. These five-year initial teacher education programmes (4-year BSc plus 1-year MSc) are aimed at educating post-primary Mathematics and Science teachers, and  are accredited by the Teaching Council.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the following: teaching within the School; conducting mathematics education research; and, contributing to administration, with a particular focus on the Science and Mathematics Education Programmes.

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Applications close 9 February 2017.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Education @ JCU, Townsville

Reporting to the Dean, this position will teach in the discipline area of Humanities and Social Science Education (ECE and Primary) and Generalist Studies in Education; conduct research; and supervise Higher Degree Research students.

With a PhD in Mathematics Education, you will have previous teaching experience and eligibility for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and demonstrated successful teaching experience in school settings.  Ideally you will be able to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of Education for Sustainability, Indigenous education and regional, rural and remote education.

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Applications close 12 January 2017.

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Research Assistant @ MGSE, Uni of Melbourne

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is seeking a part-time 0.2 FTE Research Assistant who will work under the direction of the Chief Investigators (CIs) of the Linkage project; Attracting and sustaining engaged science and mathematics teachers. This project has been funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to identify and analyse pathways into science, mathematics and teaching, with the aim of maximizing the quality and quantity of teacher supply in these domains.

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Applications close 8 January 2017.

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Associate Lecturer/Lecturer – Education Innovation @ USyd

The University of Sydney is advertising fixed term positions for Educational Innovators and Designers to assist with implementing the Educational part of our new strategic plan. One of these positions is for Maths and Stats and the Physical Sciences.

Positions are available in

  • Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Life and Environmental Sciences / Chemistry, and
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences or Behavioural Sciences; all within the Faculty of Science.

More information here.

Applications close 27 November 2016.

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25 – 29 Sep 2017: Jonathan M. Borwein Commemorative Conference, Newcastle

The University of Newcastle will be holding a conference to commemorate the life and work of Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein, whose contribution to mathematics and the mathematical community has been vast, and cut short by his unexpected passing earlier this year: http://experimentalmath.info/blog/2016/08/jonathan-borwein-dies-at-65/.

The conference will be held 25-29 September 2017 at one of Jon’s favourite venues, “Noah’s on the Beach” overlooking the ocean at Newcastle. Registration will be available shortly at https://carma.newcastle.edu.au/meetings/jbcc/.

The breadth and impact of Jon’s achievements in mathematics and its advocacy are extraordinary.  These will be commemorated in five themes around which the conference will be organised:

  • Applied Analysis, Optimisation and Convex Functions, chaired by Regina Burachik
  • Education, chaired by Judy-anne Osborn and Naomi Borwein
  • Experimental Mathematics, chaired by David Bailey
  • Financial Mathematics, chaired by Qiji (Jim) Zhu
  • Number Theory, Special Functions and Pi, chaired by Richard Brent

Each theme will be opened by a keynote address by the chair or delegated key collaborator of Jon in the area, reflecting upon Jon’s work in the field and its impact. All talks are by invitation. Anyone interested in speaking should contact the chair of the relevant theme or the overall conference chair to request an invitation. While we will do our best to fit you in, the number of talks is limited and we expect interest will be high, so don’t be disappointed if we are unable to accommodate you.

A proceedings will be published by Springer, edited by Brailey Sims.

When: 25 – 29 September 2017
Where: Noah’s On The Beach, Newcastle, NSW

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Casual Teaching Opportunities @ UniSA College, Adelaide

Through UniSA College, the University of South Australia provides a range of educational opportunities to inspire and assist further study and educational attainment through our academic and UniSA Connect programs.

Our Indigenous Participation Pathway Program builds the skills students need to study successfully at tertiary level.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from degree qualified and experienced individuals who are interested in casual teaching opportunities in Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Core areas of teaching include; communication and academic literacy skills, introductory maths, introductory computing, Aboriginal knowledge and culture and land management.

More information here.

Applications close 22 December 2016.

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Sessional Academic Opportunities @ Division of EASS, UniSA, Adelaide

The School of Education is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Primary/Middle and Middle and Secondary. Teacher registration in SA is essential.

Learning areas in particular demand include: Aboriginal Education, Educational Psychology, Mathematics, Science, Arts Education, Health and Physical Education, Child and Human Development, Managing Learning Environments, and Research in Education.

More information here.

Applications close 5 December 2016.

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Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education @ Open Uni, UK

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer to take a leading role in a team that will develop a strategy to shape the future of Mathematics Education at the Open University within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. You will contribute to the development of our Honours degree in Mathematics and its Learning, and design and develop new initiatives to enable those already teaching in schools to become specialists in mathematics. You will also be expected to contribute to the School’s research and scholarship agenda. In addition, the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is launching a Centre for STEM Education and you will have the opportunity to influence and shape the creation and running of this exciting new centre.

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Applications close 28 November 2016.

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Educational Designer (3 positions) @ USQ, Ipswich/Toowoomba

A unique opportunity has become available within the newly established Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (ALT) team for three Educational Designers to work collaboratively with academics in the provision of hands on support to design and develop courses that provide stimulating, engaging and effective learning experiences for students.

In carrying out this role, you will:

  • Provide in-depth advice, training and support to USQ academics within the designated discipline areas to enhance educational effectiveness of their teaching and learning designs and teaching approaches;
  • Work collegially and constructively with the Advancement of Learning and Teaching teams;
  • Maintain up-to-date working knowledge and expertise in relation to educational technologies and contemporary learning theories, models and practices and provide advice and contribution as required; and
  • Participate in an EDD culture of research and evidence based practice, contributing scholarly work in the field of educational design and using this scholarship to inform and innovate EDD practices.

These positions will work as part of a team of Educational Designers, with each Designer supporting one of the following disciplines:

  • Management, Commerce and Law (Springfield or Toowoomba based)
  • Creative Arts, Society and Culture (Toowoomba based)
  • Sciences and Health (Ipswich or Toowoomba based)

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Applications close 4 November 2016.

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20 – 23 Jun 2017: STLHE @ Halifax, Canada

The upcoming STLHE 2017 annual conference will be held June 21-24, 2017 in Halifax, NS, Canada through a partnership of Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, the Nova Scotia Community College, NSCAD University, l’Universite Sainte-Anne, and the University of King’s College.

The conference theme this year is “Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, Transitions and Transformations.”

The metaphor of gateway is used widely to represent passages from one location to another, from one undertaking to another, from one way of life to another. In the realms of the theory and practice of technology, pedagogy, and assessment, it seems as though higher education is continually at the gateway, a liminal space, where possibility and advancement is available. What is the role of the post-secondary institutions, classrooms, teachers in supporting the students in their quest for higher learning? Understanding where we have come from and where we are now is key to understanding where we are going, and how we can develop and change over the next century to meet the needs of our changing student demographics.

Conference participants are invited to engage in questions such as these, and considerations of collective contributions to social, political, economic and human well-being in the unique context of Halifax—a place that combines real and metaphorical gateways with a 200-year history of providing opportunities for higher education.

Proposals can be submitted for half-day and full-day pre-conference workshops, and for interactive workshops, research presentations, Pecha Kucha sessions, and posters during the main conference. The proposal submission site will be live in the next couple of weeks as part of the main conference site.

Proposals will be due December 12, 2016.

When: 20-23 June 2017
Where: Halifax, NS, Canada
Contact: Brad Wuetherick, stlhe2017@smu.ca

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Professor of Education (two positions) @ USyd

Applications are invited for two new professorial appointments in education at the University of Sydney.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is currently one of 16 faculties at the University. In 2017, it will become the Sydney School of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to work towards the vision outlined in the University’s new 2016-20 Strategic Plan. This is your opportunity to be part of this exciting new future by joining a world-class community of scholars and leading excellence in research and teaching in your area of expertise. You will lead scholarship in your discipline both within the academic setting as well as across community, professional, commercial or industrial sectors, and work collegially to secure competitive research grants and further build your strong publication record in high status and impactful outlets.

Your international recognition for original, innovative and distinguished contributions to teaching, scholarship and research in any field of education will be highly regarded, and we welcome applications from candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  • educational leadership
  • educational psychology
  • quantitative research methods
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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Applications close 25 October 2016.

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Associate Director (Educational Excellence and Innovation) @ USQ, Toowoomba

Reporting to the Director (Advancement of Learning and Teaching), you will contribute to policy development and management, high level planning and reporting, and continuous improvement initiatives, making evidence based decisions on service improvements and innovations. As an academic researcher, you will progress the evidence base for academic learning and educational leadership, and grounded in this evidence be responsible for delivering client-centred programs, services and resources in partnership with the University’s academics and administrators. In particular, you will:
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Educational Excellence and Innovation (EEI) team to ensure the ongoing development of the EEI team, building workforce capacity for future needs, managing performance, and implementing effective change management;
  • Lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of academic learning and educational leadership programs, resources and services across USQ;
  • Work collegially and constructively with key University stakeholders in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of EEI’s practices to support and advance learning and teaching within the University;
  • Appreciate the diverse needs of EEI’s clients such as sessional teachers, early and mid-career as well as senior academics, academic administrators, and professional staff, and promote an integrated matrix service environment to support these constituencies effectively;
  • Develop and maintain an evidence base to monitor and evaluate EEI’s service performance and report on performance; and
  • Conduct high quality nationally competitive research within the area of higher education generally, and academic learning and educational leadership specifically, that delivers impacts and outcomes to USQ, the higher education section, community and other relevant stakeholders.

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Applications close: 19 October 2016.

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Academic roles in Education @ La Trobe

The School of Education at La Trobe University is seeking committed and innovative professionals with a world class reputation in five positions at a range of experience levels. We are seeking applicants with a PhD and program of research, professional practice and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education (senior appointment)
  • Secondary Mathematics Education (senior appointment)
  • Indigenous Teacher Education
  • Special and Inclusive Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Professional Experience / Professional Learning (senior appointment)
  • Curriculum Theory & Philosophy
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Psychology
  • Rural Education
  • Assessment

Key elements of the position include on-campus and online teaching, advising and supervision of graduate student research, and collaborating with colleagues in interdisciplinary research initiatives, program development, support and implementation.

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Applications close 6 November 2016.

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Mathematics Education @ ACU, Ballarat

The Faculty of Education and Arts is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader and driver of education and arts and for its outstanding graduates and staff who, through their research and teaching, lead and transform their communities. The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will provide academic expertise in Mathematics Education, and will contribute to research and research training and community engagement of the Faculty at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Contributing to excellence in teaching and learning you will:

  • undertake teaching and research, including curriculum development and implementation
  • integrate a range of learning technologies to teacher education programs
  • undertake academic administration functions to support campus teaching and learning.

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Applications close 9 October 2016.

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Professional Learning Consultant @ USQ, Toowoomba

Reporting to the Associate Director (Educational Excellence and Innovation), your key focus in this Research and Teaching role will be to work collaboratively to develop, implement and review programs, resources and services aimed at supporting the development and learning needs of academics in regard to their learning and teaching practice.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development, implementation and review of programs, resources and services aimed at supporting the development and learning needs of academics in their learning and teaching practice;
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and review of programs, resources and services aimed at recognising and rewarding outstanding contributions to the enhancement of teaching and students’ experience of learning;
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and review of programs, resources and services aimed at promoting scholarship of learning and teaching, and to enhance teaching and learning related networks and collaborations including staff access to competitive learning and teaching development funds and grants; and
  • Establish and manage effective service support orientated relationships with USQ academics and the key university administers to understand the range and diversity of academic development and learning needs of specific discipline groups and to ensure responsiveness to client needs.

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Applications close 28 September 2016.

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