Associate Professor (Education Focused)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Apr 2024

Job Title:Sydney Horizon Educators (University of Sydney Law School) 

Associate Professor (Education Focused) 

  • Full time and part time continuing academic Associate Professor Education Focused positions at The University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to join a team of talented educators at the University of Sydney Law School
  • Base Salary Level D $174,618 p.a. - $192.371p.a. pro-rata + 17% superannuation + access to up to AUD$30K to support education-related activities, including education-related research and education-related professional development and learning 

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney welcomes applications for Associate Professors in the academic disciplines outlined below, during an exciting and innovative time. With the introduction of the new University of Sydney Enterprise Agreement 2023-26, the University has committed to establishing and advertising new continuing education-focused (EF) academic positions, across the University of Sydney Law School. 

Successful candidates will join the Sydney Horizon Educators cohort. For further insights into this exciting opportunity, we invite you to watch this video . 

The University aims to attract and retain the best and brightest emerging academics. The positions in this opportunity are for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, educational practice and innovation, and research capability (in disciplinary and/or education-related research). This newly-recruited group of educators will support an uplift in the teaching capability and student experience at the University of Sydney, while also developing as leaders in the education space at the University. 

You willhave the opportunity to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning design, delivery, and evaluation in your specialised field while you also contribute to research in relation to your discipline and/or your educational practice. As part of this role, you will also contribute to the governance, leadership, and engagement work of your employing school, particularly as it relates to education. 

Successful candidates will be expected to dedicate most of their contribution to teaching and teaching-related activities (70%), while also engaging in research (20%) and governance, leadership, and engagement (10%).  Successful appointees support, coordinate, and teach undergraduate and postgraduate coursework Units of Study. These positions may also assist and guide the academic coordinators of other units within the discipline. 

Over time, staff appointed to these roles will be supported to engage with professional development opportunities to build their capability to lead change and improvement in teaching at the University. 

The University of Sydney Law School is one of the best law schools in the world for teaching and research. Our students learn from globally-recognised legal educators and highly respected professional practitioners. Our internationally-renowned educators and researchers are working to deliver real-world change in Australia and overseas. The School is ranked 16th in the QS World Universities Rankings 2023 for the discipline of law. 

Sydney Law School seeks to appoint two outstanding education focused academics at the level of Associate Professor (Level D). The positions will play a key role in developing education in the fields of Civil Disputes and/or Legal Ethics, and early-stage units and our education programs generally. The roles will play a significant role in contributing to the Law School’s legal education leadership expertise. The positions will contribute to fostering a culture of education excellence through their own expertise and through guiding academic staff and students towards success. 

Your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • undertake a leadership role in educational innovation, curriculum design and review, contributing to outstanding educational delivery and outcomes
  • design and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education
  • deliver outstanding teaching and learning outcomes for students
  • develop teaching and subject materials, working with more senior academics within the University
  • through research and scholarly creative work, contribute to knowledge within your discipline or area of expertise, particularly as it relates to teaching and learning in your discipline
  • develop and refine your research skills, particularly as they relate to evaluating and improving teaching and learning in your discipline
  • maintain quality, standards and excellence in your educational activities and output
  • contribute to the governance, leadership, and engagement work in your school. 

(Please note when submitting your application, select the position(s) you would like to apply for). 

To build on this performance, the University is seeking applications for the following positions: 

  • Associate Professor in Civil Disputes and/or Legal Ethics (Education Focused) Level D
  • Associate Professor in Early Stage Units and/or Legal Education Specialist (Education Focused) Level D 

We are seeking an academic in each role at the level of Associate Professor with a deep expertise and passion for teaching in the above-mentioned domains. 

The aims of these education focused roles are to attract and retain the best and brightest emerging academics, within a specialised category of academic engagement for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and educational innovation. 

About you 

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talented academics who align to these values and who will lead our teaching and research work at the university in the years to come. You will join a dynamic, engaged group in a highly collaborative and supportive teaching and research environment.    

We are looking for candidates who understand the principles and pedagogy of good curriculum and assessment design, and who will make a significant contribution to improving the student experience at the University. Successful candidates will understand or be willing to learn the research principles around teaching and learning design, delivery, and evaluation. They will have a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, facilitating and guiding their learning. They will also have demonstrated ability to conduct research and (at all levels, but particularly at Level D) a willingness to develop a program of education-related research over time. 

We are therefore looking for Sydney Horizon Educators who have: 

  • a PhD or equivalent higher research degree in a relevant academic field
  • a law degree
  • broad experience in teaching and learning at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, as evidenced by participation in team teaching, curriculum development and education leadership in a range of settings
  • a demonstrated commitment to ongoing higher education professional development
  • in depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in legal education and in the higher education sector
  • a collegial approach and willingness to contribute to mentoring others, academic governance, engagement, and administration. 

 We seek Associate Professors who, in addition to the above can demonstrate: 

  • service, governance, and engagement through their prior work in university and/or complex non-university organisations
  • leadership of curriculum development that enhances student learning in the discipline
  • the ability to obtain competitive grant funding for their education scholarship
  • leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others (including honours students) to achieve career progression or professional advancement
  • established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of education in the discipline, School, Faculty and University. 

The position level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience, and knowledge assessed by the selection committee. 

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. 

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus. 

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds, including women.  

We are proud to be recognised as an Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Gold employer. Find out more about our work on diversity and inclusion .  

How to apply 

Please prepare and upload a statement indicating how you believe you meet the criteria outlined in the advertisement (maximum 3 A4 pages) and a CV which can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. Applications will be reviewed as received. 

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Anticipated timelines  

Please refer to the Recruitment Guidelines for key information about this recruitment campaign. 

Contact Information 

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Rae Hao, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 0063 or by email [email protected]  

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Associate Professor (Education Focused) – Level D



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