Lecturer (assistant professor, tenure track) – Deakin University (AUS)

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. The School of Education is seeking to recruit academics to join a team of established colleagues working in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education.The Lecturer will promote the School, maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities and will make an independent contribution to the School’s teaching, research, and program development.

  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and continuing
  • Level B (assistant professor equivalent) $104,619 – $123,739 AUD + 17% Superannuation Applications for this position close on January 16 2023 (AEDT)

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge in Health and Physical Education which is applied to inform unit design
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit curricula and learning resources (including through unit leadership roles)Adopt new innovation in curriculum design at the unit levelDeliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels/modes of deliveryIntegrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teachingLead unit teaching teams and works collaboratively with other unit teaching teams in the courseContribute to review of units and courses and implement refinementsImplement creative teaching practices to improve student success and engagementInitiate, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputsEngage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activitiesWidely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the communityEnsure impact of academic activity in the field and the communitySupport seeking funding for research and creative activitiesBuild national reputation, based on growing, focused body of work recognised for quality, excellence and impactInitiate, design, conducts and may lead intra- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations, to enable major breakthroughs in knowledge and understanding and solutions to complex problemsInitiate, design, conduct and may lead in development of industry partnerships and collaboration to enable major breakthroughs, innovative solutions for future translation into real world impactAssist the implementation of local citizenship activities and contribute to effectiveness as influencer
  • Contribute to the implementation of specific aspects of University’s strategic agenda

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD in education or other relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum designEmerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or success in obtaining external research fundingDemonstrated knowledge and experience in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (including in curriculum, pedagogy and/or assessment relevant to the teaching area) and experience working in these areas in school-based contexts (primary or secondary)Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teachingCapacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and/or administrationExperience supervising Higher Degree by Research Candidates
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and students

 For more information: Careers | Deakin

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