The Opportunity

UNSW’s Education Focused roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. UNSW has so far appointed more than 300 academics to Education Focused roles –a strategy designed to foster and reward educational excellence. For further information see: https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialisation will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

Accountabilities Level C

Specific accountabilities for a level C role include:

  • Apply a well-defined teaching philosophy and a critically reflective teaching practice that inspires student learning;
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policies and procedures;
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, and assessment and feedback, at both course and program levels using a range of suitable approaches, modes of delivery, and learning environments;
  • Design and develop experimental approaches to teaching and learning and participate in the exchange of these approaches with colleagues in the School, Faculty and more broadly;
  • Work collaboratively with School and Faculty colleagues, including close working relationships with members of the Education Portfolio, to help fulfil the Education Strategy and Priorities of the Business School and UNSW;
  • Redesign the learning experience, including the formal curriculum, to develop inclusive learning communities for our students to perform and thrive in the contemporary workplace and promote lifelong learning opportunities;
  • Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such things as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students;
  • Manage course administration as Course Authority, including academic quality assurance;
  • Contribute to the review, development and/or design of curriculum and manage curriculum administration as Course Authority, including academic quality assurance;
  • Maintain and develop links within the discipline industry and profession (e.g. contributes to professional development activities);
  • Identify and apply for internal education funding opportunities;
  • Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge and professional accreditation requirements (where relevant);
  • Make a positive contribution in School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees as required;
  • Actively engage and contribute to UNSW’s Education Focused community driving educational excellence across the University;
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour, develop learning and teaching strategies and resources and contribute to an exchange of teaching ideas, and mentoring of staff;
  • Building our culture, people, capabilities and resources to sustainably create opportunities and deliver on themes 1&2, now and into the future. This includes attracting, developing and retaining outstanding staff, growing future focused capabilities, and exploring new revenue and financial models. We will experiment with new ways of working and collaborating, across the University and with alumni, Indigenous communities, and our partners locally and globally.
  • Promote responsible management education, including business ethics, and reflect principles in course and program learning outcomes, as well as assurance of learning processes.
  • Adopt responsible and inclusive practices, as well as sustainable technologies and environments to be a Business School for a better future.
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct;
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health & safety of yourself or others.
Accountabilities Level D

Specific accountabilities for a level D role include:

Please ensure you address all the Skills & Experiences required, as listed in the Position Description, on a separate document.

 PD – EF – level CD ISTM – Final.pdf

Steve Lalic – Talent Acquisition Consultant 

E: [email protected]

Applications close: Sunday 15th August 2021 10.00pm (AEST) 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the skills & experience to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).




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