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POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

MUST BE EMPLOYED AS A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN THE SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

The School is currently seeking Postdoctoral Research Fellows in all areas of Chemistry to take up part-time (0.2 FTE) Level A teaching appointments. This program is an excellent opportunity for career development by gaining teaching experience and training in a supportive environment.

You will be required to teach a first year lecture block consisting of approximately 20 lectures, 7 tutorials and a weekly lab session. Other requirements include completion of the Principles and Practice of University Teaching and Learning course through the University’s Institute of Teaching and Learning, and associated exam paper setting and marking. It is expected your time commitment will be concentrated in, but not limited, to one 7-week period. Experienced teaching staff will provide ongoing mentoring and training.

You must be available to commence teaching at the beginning of Semester 1, 2015. The positions are part-time (0.2 FTE) for up to one year, according to the needs of the School. The School will cover the fractional salary cost, allowing the possible extension of your postdoctoral research appointment.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted in PDF format via email to Jody Cutler on and must include:

  • Written response to the selection criteria below
  • A copy of your resume (including a list of publications and contact details of at least three referees from a range of sources)
  • A letter of support from your supervisor (research grant holder)

For further information contact Jody Cutler on +61 2 9351 3328 or

Closing Date: 15 November 2014, 5:00 pm


SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Requirement
Must be currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Associate (Level A) with the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney.

Essential Skills/Techniques

  1. Demonstrated outstanding research potential.
  2. Ability to develop expertise in teaching at the tutorial level.
  3. Demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision.
  4. Ability to supervise students at the undergraduate level.
  5. Good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail.
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Experience

Experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and seminar presentations.

Essential Other

  1. Knowledge of research methodologies relevant to chemistry education.
  2. Knowledge of WHS (Workplace Health and Safety) principle and willingness to attend relevant training.
  3. Knowledge of EEO (Equal Opportunity) principles.

The University of Sydney is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons.