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Job ID: 198686

University of Sydney

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2022
University University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department The Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Application Deadline Nov. 23, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Education Policy
    Education - General
  • Full time, continuing position
  • Exciting opportunity for a distinguished academic to join the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Base Salary Academic Level B/C $113,184 - $159,867 per annum + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking an academic who can bring a developing reputation for excellence in the field of educational leadership. As the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership, you will make a strong contribution to the school by actively contributing to research and scholarship as well as a developing involvement in academic debate, policy development and innovation in educational leadership within the University and beyond.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the research capacity and productivity of the educational leadership program
  • produce scholarship through original and innovative research
  • engage in a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to theory, policy and practice
  • design, teach, assess, and coordinate and contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate units of study and contribute to innovation in the design and delivery of award and non-award programs
  • consolidate and further develop community engagement and partnerships
  • contribute to service and academic administration in the School
  • enhance the competitive funding profile of educational leadership through research and professional learning partnerships
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture within the School/ Faculty in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled and interacts with students, staff and other members of the University community in a professional, collegial and respectful manner


About you

Candidates for Level B must meet the below criteria to be eligible for appointment. At Level C, candidates must also meet the stated criteria for Level C.

  • a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in a relevant field of study.
  • a professional qualification in education with professional practice in educational leadership
  • demonstrate contribution to scholarship in educational leadership, independently, or as part of a team. At Level C, be acknowledged at national level as influential in expanding knowledge, or pedagogical and curriculum practice within the field of educational leadership
  • demonstrated experience developing strong teamwork and networks in either teaching and improved practice, or research and translational research partnerships. At Level C, demonstrated translational research and collaboration with external partners for commercialisation, improved practice, and policy
  • teaching experience demonstrating commitment to curriculum design, innovative pedagogy and program and self-evaluation with evidence of improved outcomes. At Level C, experience of leadership of undergraduate or postgraduate coursework, and record of research supervision
  • commitment and contribution to collaboration and collegiality demonstrated in academic governance, leadership, and engagement. At Level C, demonstrated leadership in mentoring, academic governance, leadership, and engagement.

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.


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.

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. 

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, 23 November 2022

How to apply

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