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Lecturer, Literacy


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Job Description:

~~* Full-Time, Ongoing Opportunity for a Lecturer in Literacy
* Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Based at the Bundoora West campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.



About You


RMIT is looking for a literacy education lecturer, passionate about supporting the development of language, literacy and literature in the primary years.



The literacy lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the school, in disciplines related to literacy. The successful applicant is also expected to supervise research projects and theses at the postgraduate level in areas related to their areas of expertise, contribute to School, College and University strategic plan targets in research and/or consultancy, and maintain and develop their professional standing within the profession or discipline.



The appointee is also expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team and undertake administrative tasks as appropriate.



The successful applicant must have a completed PhD in a relevant discipline and a recognised teaching qualification together with recent experience appropriate to the field of literacy education.



To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

* Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver face to face/ intensive/ fully online Teacher Education Programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials.
* Ability to undertake course coordination role.
* Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.
* Demonstrated ability to teach Teacher Education Programs effectively in primary/middle school settings and contribute to the professional learning of practicing teachers.
* Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.
* Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates.
* Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.
* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications

Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.



Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.



About the School.



School of Education



The School of Education is one school within the College of Design and Social Context and offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in education, pre-service teacher education, early childhood education, educational research, professional learning and short courses.



The school is committed to teaching, research and engagement that improves the quality of education, work and life for people and systems in formal and informal settings. Collaborating with a variety of partners, we strive to co-create teaching, learning and professional development experiences that are engaging, industry responsive and evidence informed. The school's research is innovative, with academic staff and HDR students employing a variety of traditional and cutting-edge methods and theories that contribute to our understanding of education in domestic and international education settings. We examine important educational issues, and work to contribute new insights that will advance equity, excellence, and efficiency that benefits individuals and educational organisations in the spirit of reconciliation.



To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.



For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Jenny.Seo@rmit.edu.au



https://www.rmit.edu.au/content/dam/rmit/au/en/careers/position-descriptions/lecturer-literacy.pdf



Applications close on 13th February at 11.59pm.



About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.



Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.



Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.



Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.



What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.



Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.



Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.



We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.



RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.



RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.



RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.



Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/





We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.
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Job ID:

13706

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Australia and Oceania,----Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Title:

Lecturer, Literacy

Category:

Education
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Posted:

24.01.2023

Salary:

Not Specified