Two innovative new academic posts at the University of Sydney in Educational Development

Two innovative new academic posts at the University of Sydney in Educational Development

The University of Sydney Business School is a globally impactful Business School with over 14000 students at our state of the art campus in the centre of Sydney and is a key faculty within the University of Sydney. We are delivering a new initiative called Connected Learning at Scale which is designed to transform the teaching and learning experience for our students through innovative delivery models, agile uses of technology and cutting edge approaches to connected pedagogy, all located within our large core face-to-face programs. This project will be using innovative approaches to educational transformation that will engage our students in connected approaches to education, support learning through the community, engage in critical conversations around learning and teaching spaces and support our approach to designing innovative pedagogies that may include students as producers, gamification/playful learning and other emerging models and practices. Both of these posts are key parts of a large new team being recruited at the USBS.

*Post 1 – Researcher – Learning, Technology and Innovation (Level A research academic A$73-98k pa plus superannuation, loadings and other benefits) (3 year contract)*

This post will provide critical data to inform the on-going design and development of these projects, including learning analytics, learning technology design and implementation and student and staff use of technology. The post will support the development and implementation of rigorous frameworks for critical evaluation of pedagogical and technological change projects happening at the School. They will co-ordinate the ethics application process as well as reporting on ethics compliance. They will undertake data collection and analysis across a range of student and staff cohorts to provide the team with insights into the effectiveness of the project in transforming the student experience.

For more information, including descriptions and how to apply, see http://tiny.cc/mmbw5y

*Post 2 – Senior Lecturer – Educational Development (education focused) (Level C academic A$127-147k pa plus superannuation, loadings and other benefits) (3 year contract)*

The Senior Lecturer Educational Development will have a leading role in a new faculty strategic initiative that will transform the student experience in core units for our internationally regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Commerce. Addressing the challenges of teaching and learning at scale, this project will be the central hub for strategic pedagogical change, working with academic staff, professional staff support teams, students and the wider University to ensure the successful delivery of this initiative. The successful candidate will work closely with the faculty, senior leadership and other members of the team to effectively co-ordinate and implement complex educational change projects. They will design teaching and learning enhancements, curriculum innovation, staff training, academic reward and community engagement initiatives to better support the ongoing development of our teaching and learning community. They will provide leadership for the successful evaluation of the projects including supporting rigorous pedagogical and evaluative research and the dissemination of these findings to the School, the University and the wider sector.

For more information, including descriptions and how to apply, see http://tiny.cc/ndcw5y

For an informal conversation in the first instance, including conversations about potential visa sponsorship, you can contact Peter Bryant (peter.j.bryant@sydney.edu.au) or Elaine Huber (elaine.huber@sydney.edu.au)


 Applications close 30th May 2019 

Further information: elaine.huber@sydney.edu.au

Ariane
Ariane

Ariane Dumont has developped the Center for Teaching and Learning at Yverdon Western University of Applied Sciences, she is an associate educational developer at Lausanne University in Switzerland. Ariane is serving as a General Secretary of the SFDN Committee (Swiss Faculty Development Network) as well as a member of the core committee of the AIPU (Association Internationale de Pédagogie Universitaire) where she is responsible for international partnerships. Having started her career as a teacher of geography in a high school in the Western part of Switzerland, Ariane then earned a Master’s degree in humanities followed by a Master of Advanced Studies in Human systems engineering, focusing on College-level teaching and its impact on students. Ariane has published mainly on the following topics: evaluating college and university teaching by students, professional faculty development in higher education schools controlling faculty teaching, and Stress in Academia. Her working and research area is on college teaching, evaluating college teaching, new faculty members and faculty development programs. She gives numerous faculty workshops each semester on designing courses to enhance the students’ learning experience. Ariane has 14 years of experience in evaluating teaching as a new approach to help faculty development and therefore improve the students’ learning experience. She has discussions with campus leaders (deans, President, faculty members) on what the institution can do to promote better teaching and learning across campus. Ariane has been the Swiss representative in three European research projects dealing with Life-long-learning through e-learning tools and the use of wikis for educators as well as a research project dealing with stress in academia. Her philosophy is to find ways to increase the quality of teaching in ways that result in deeper and more effective student learning experiences. How to make a difference in the quality

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