• Full time, continuing position
  • Contribute to scholarly teaching in science and technology primary initial teacher education programs offered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW)
  • Base Salary $113,184 – $134,403 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Primary Science and Technology Curriculum lecturer appointment will contribute to scholarly teaching in the primary science and technology (K-6) Key Learning area in initial teacher education programs offered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. The appointee should have classroom teaching experience in primary school settings, knowledge of current relevant school curriculum as well as demonstrate evidence of research informed teaching in the science and technology KLA.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate primary science and technology education curriculum units as well as developing and promoting innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and Master of Teaching students
  • lecture in initial teacher education curriculum of NESA Early stage 1 to Stage 3 Science and Technology K-6 syllabus
  • manage sessional staff including creating budgets for science and technology units, preparing contracts, and induction of new staff
  • liaise with Curriculum Component Coordinators for the primary Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching degrees and working with student life advisors to manage students at-risk
  • undertake educational research including publication in high quality peer reviewed journals and collaborating in the submission of applications for research grants and fellowships
  • supervise higher degree research students
  • actively participate in unit and curriculum review and design, continuously improving quality of learning experiences for students
  • effectively engage with schools and/or professional associations at local, state, and national levels.

About you

  • a PhD in an academic field relevant to science education or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • a specialisation in one of the branches of Science Education: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth and Space and/or Technologies Education (Design and digital)
  • deep and broad experience in learning and teaching in science and technologies (design and/or digital), as evidenced by participation in teaching within an established education program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings including primary school and higher education
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and evaluating learning and teaching initiatives related to primary science and technology K-6
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality, independent and collaborative publications in science education and/or a related discipline
  • developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the science education discipline and higher education sector.

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 all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas (Mon-Wed) and Nicole Feain (Thurs-Fri), Recruitment Operations at [email protected]

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Sunday 31 July 2022 11:59 PM


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