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Lecturer, Nexus Program (Teaching Focussed)

Job No.:567410

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Full-time, Fixed-term (2 years)
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Sydney Campus
  • Competitive Salary including 17% Superannuation

About the position

Nexus is an alternative pathway into teaching specifically targeted at recruiting, preparing and supporting primary and secondary teachers for often hard-to-staff regional, rural and urban low SES schools. It is an employment-based, highly mentored teacher education program with unique involvement from the university, schools and local communities.

The position holder will have current understanding of teacher education and working in hard-to-staff schools to influence the development of the Nexus pathway into teaching and course development to support the Nexus team. Alongside student and school recruitment, they will design and implement innovative curriculum to foreground current approaches in learning interventions to support educators in regional, rural and low SES schools.

The position holder will have a strong understanding of education and policy reform and the professional implications at state level. They will manage engage in projects and work with the Nexus team to develop research projects and high-impact research outputs. They will make contributions to further enhance the reputation of La Trobe as a leader in teacher education for regional, rural and urban low SES schools.

The position holder will foster excellence in teaching and research in this area across the school, La Trobe and the broader community.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Current understanding of theories, trends and education reform that address preparing teachers for regional, rural and urban low SES schools.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in research and implement curriculum and professional programs in the areas of teacher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and implement evidence-based approaches to inform teaching, learning and curriculum development in face-to-face, blended and/or online modes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness, and ability to innovate, in teaching, curriculum development and subject coordination, in face-to-face, blended and/or online modes, as evidenced by sustained high results on student feedback on teaching surveys, teaching excellence awards or through other forms of evidence.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high-quality, high-impact research.
  • Demonstrated capability to collaborate with stakeholder, industry and community partners to enhance teaching and research initiatives.
  • High level oral and written communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with community, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a collaborative and collegial manner.
  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the university/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline areas.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses


How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Wednesday, 26th June 2024

Position Enquiries: Miriam Tanti, Associate Dean, Academic Partnerships

Email: M.Tanti@latrobe.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries: Bianca Trajanov, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Email:  B.trajanov@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Level B Lecturer TF Nexus Program NSW.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.


All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.



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