Lecturer, Design and Technology Education, Level B job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Based in UniSA Education Futures at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time (1.0FTE), continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $101,784 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Lecturer: Design and Technology Education is responsible for the development, delivery and coordination of courses within the Academic Unit’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs and contributing to the Academic Unit’s research agenda. The position will contribute independently and as part of a team to support the Academic Unit’s teaching and research outcomes and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional activities with a specific focus on Design and Technology Education.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

At UniSA Education Futures, we develop education professionals who will play a crucial role in the learning and development of children, young people and adults. Our research contributes to innovation in education and preparation for learning, supporting and informing new approaches to practice in the ever-evolving education sector. Education Futures is home to two world class research centres namely, the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI) and Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L). Within UniSA Education Futures, UniSA College is responsible for the university’s pre-degree and pathway programs for Australian students, and implements the University’s Participation Strategy, aimed at increasing the number of students from a low socio-economic background enrolled in the University.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver courses on campus, offshore, online or via other appropriate methods
  • Contribute to research and scholarly activity, independently and/or as a member of a team, which results in quality publications in both academic refereed and professional journals and the presentation of conference papers and seminars
  • Create, foster and enhance national and international links with relevant field of education, business, university and community bodies that assist the advancement of University and Academic Unit objectives
  • Coordinate, supervise and mentor an academic team to ensure the effective delivery of course

Essential Skills and Experience

  • PhD qualification aligned with Design and Technology Education
  • Skills in contemporary teaching, learning and assessment with excellent ability and experience to undertake high quality teaching activities that reflect pedagogical, student and professional contemporary needs and standards
  • Demonstrated high quality teaching outcomes with evidence of a strong commitment to continuous improvement of teaching practice and learning outcomes, in on-campus and online settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to establishing a program of research that demonstrates growing publication record, and experience in the preparation of research grant applications
  • Experience working with Schools, teachers and professional bodies as research partners and in the delivery of professional development


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 0482 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 3912.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 10 April 2022

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email [email protected] and you will receive a response within one working day.

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