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Sessional Lecturers - Health Sciences (Medical Classification) / Health Information Management Casual, Sydney CBD La Trobe University Sydney Campus is operated by Navitas on behalf of La Trobe University, offering Foundation Studies, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The Sydney campus has recently relocated to new premises under a renewed ten year agreement between Navitas and La Trobe University. La Trobe University Sydney campus is looking for suitably qualified sessional teaching staff to teach in the following areas of the Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Health Information Management: • • • • • •

Human Biosciences Professional Practice Individual Determinants of Health Research & Evidence in Practice Social Determinants of Health Medical Terminology

Essential Skills & Experience • • •

Completion of a Bachelor and Honours degree, or postgraduate qualification, in a discipline relevant to the above teaching areas Demonstrated ability and experience in delivery of classes [lectures/tutorials] within a tertiary level education environment. Demonstrated experience in, or potential for, contributing to the development of scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

What we offer The successful candidate will be remunerated with attractive sessional rates. Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent to Melinda Law, Academic Manager, [email protected]. Applications close on Friday 10th February, 2017 at 5pm AEST.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a National Police Check and/or a Working with Children Check. Only people who are eligible to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Position Description Title: Sessional Academic - Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management

Functional Area: Business Unit: Reports to: Full time or part time: Location: Scope of Role:

Navitas University Programs Division La Trobe University Sydney Campus Academic Manager Sessional Sydney, Australia Sessional Teaching

Level A – Associate Lecturer A Level A teaching focused academic is required to undertake teaching and teaching-related work within the Core First Year program.


Position Context

The College of Science, Health & Engineering offers a large range of entry-level professional programs in Allied Health, Nursing, Midwifery as well as undergraduate health sciences programs and specialty post-graduate programs. Health Sciences is unique in that it offers a Core First Year (CFY) undergraduate teaching program that is delivered at the Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton and Sydney Campuses and which forms the foundation year for 22 Health Sciences courses, including the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management. Within the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management, the CFY is comprised of 6 core subjects, 1 compulsory discipline-specific subject and 1 elective across the academic teaching year. The core curriculum encompasses teaching in the following areas: human physiology and anatomy, interprofessional practice, psychology, evidence-based research practice and medical terminology. The CFY is taught using an Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approach and adopts a blended learning mode of teaching and learning in alignment with the University’s Digital Learning Strategy (2015-2017). The College is committed to developing and retaining the best possible teaching staff for first year undergraduate students in Health. The College is seeking to recruit experienced and dynamic teaching staff to teach a set curriculum in the CFY program across the academic year. These staff will not be permitted to have coordination or significant administration responsibilities but will however be expected to academically support first year students in their transition to University and deliver the CFY curriculum.


Duties at this level may include:

Interpreting pre-designed subject curricula using evidence-based pedagogies, under the guidance of subject coordinators as part of a teaching team.

Provide advice and assistance to students on academic matters relating to their unit, refer students to relevant support or administrative staff as necessary.

Marking assessment and administration, primarily connected with the subject in which the academic teaches.

Attendance at meetings associated with the Subject (i.e., induction, marking moderation, training) and the Core First Year as required.

Contribute to and participate in professional development programs [teaching and learning, and discipline specific].

Undertaking other duties commensurate with the classification and scope of duties of the position as required by the Core First Year Coordinator.

Liaise with the administration staff regarding student assessment processes and outcomes for nominated courses including, but not limited to, internal and external moderation activities, students at-risk, student program progression; record keeping of all assessment items implemented within each program, and academic misconduct.


Key Selection Criteria


Completion of a Bachelor and Honours degree, or postgraduate qualification, in a discipline relevant to the CFY teaching areas;

Demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching in human physiology and anatomy, interprofessional practice, psychology, sociology, evidence-based research practice or allied health disciplines.

Demonstrated understanding of effective teaching methods and pedagogies.

High level oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with people from diverse backgrounds in a collaborative and collegial manner

Demonstrated high levels of self-motivation and personal management skills.


Graduate Certificate in Higher Education or evidence of equivalent professional preparation for HE teaching.

Prior teaching at a first year level.

Experience with Turnitin and the Moodle Learning Management System.

Experience working in a multicultural education environment.


Other relevant information: • • •

The position description is indicative of the initial expectation of the role and subject to changes to University goals and priorities, activities or focus of the job. Upon appointment, the successful candidates will be required to complete the Effective Teaching Workshop with the La Trobe Learning and Teaching centre. When preparing an application for a position at La Trobe University, applicants are encouraged to refer to the Academic Promotions Evidence Matrix The matrix gives examples of evidence of performance and achievement at each academic level. The examples given are indicative rather than prescriptive or exhaustive and applicants may include other examples to demonstrate their performance, achievements and impact. In particular evidence of research quality, either criteria relevant to ERA or, for applied research, the need for, the quality of, and impact of the research. Where appropriate applicants for Level D and E should provide evidence of citations. Further information about La Trobe University -