Position available: Teaching Scholar in Conservation Biology

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SALARY RANGE: $69,023 – $94,644 pa (plus 17% super)
HOURS OF DUTY: Full-time (36.75 hours per week)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Ongoing
LOCATION OF POSITION: Melbourne Burwood Campus

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Teaching Scholar will be required to undertake teaching and teaching related work in the area of wildlife and conservation biology, with an emphasis on the professional development of our students and fieldwork-based teaching of the program. With the support and guidance of more senior academic staff the appointee is expected to develop expertise in teaching, with an increasing degree of autonomy, while promoting the School and developing links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities. The appointee will make a contribution to the School’s teaching and academic program development.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: Teaching in the area of wildlife and conservation biology primarily at the undergraduate level that is consistent with the University’s principles of teaching, learning and the student experience.
Developing learning environments that are flexible, student-centred and accessible, utilising appropriate technology.
Participating with senior colleagues in developing and maintaining links and partnerships with industry and the wider community.
Undertaking appropriate administrative and other teaching-related tasks.

ABOUT YOU: PhD in wildlife and conservation biology or relevant field and experience.
At least one year’s academic employment experience in an Australian university, excluding continuing appointments.
Ability to contribute effectively to the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in a manner that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn.
Ability to develop curricula and teaching resources that reflect an understanding of the broad field of wildlife and conservation biology and related disciplines.
Ability to contribute to the maintenance of partnerships with professional associations and with domestic educational institutions (and industry).

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Professor Guang Shi, Tel: +61 3 9251 7619, Email: grshi@deakin.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 20 March, 2016

We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that’s why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Further information on Deakin’s workplace benefits can be found here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/careers-at-deakin/your-employer-of-choice

TO APPLY: All applicants MUST provide a separate statement addressing each key selection criteria in addition to providing resume.

For a full copy of the position description and to apply online via Deakin’s website, please click here and search for position # 160160. More info is also available HERE (PDF).

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