Lecturer, Educational Futures

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Role 
Are you passionate about shaping the future of education through innovative teaching and research excellence? Swinburne University is seeking a Lecturer in Educational Futures to join our Learning Transformations unit. 

In this role, you will carry out activities to develop your scholarly, research and professional expertise. You will assist in developing a strong pedagogical base for the Education Strategy in a technology-rich learning and teaching ecosystem and be expected to teach effectively in contemporary learning environments, including within the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching.  

This position requires high levels of collaboration with educators including academics and VET teachers, senior staff, and committees to contribute to developing innovative approaches to learning and teaching in pursuit of Swinburne’s 2025 vision. You will participate in activities that will develop closer and stronger links with other universities, industry, and the profession, both nationally and internationally. 

Applications from candidates with experience in any or all of the following are of particular interest: genAI, assessment, and conducting evaluation of educational innovations.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching, including a record of coordination, teaching, curriculum development, and delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to support high quality teaching and professional learning programs in a variety of delivery modes which respond to a diverse range of student and staff needs.
  • An emerging track record of research or scholarship, including contributions and outputs relating to learning and teaching innovations and the scholarship of teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate projects and experience in achieving high quality project outcomes including reports.
  • Demonstrated involvement with professional associations, relevant organisations and learning and teaching communities is preferred. 

  • An earned doctoral qualification in a relevant field.

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply’ and you will be redirected to Swinburne’s Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

For further information about this role, please contact A/Prof Ant Sowards at asowards@swin.edu.au

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

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Applications Close: Monday, 3 June 2024 at 5pm. 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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