Lecturer: Design and Technology (Teaching Academic Level A) job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA


  • Based in UniSA Education Futures at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

This Teaching Academic position is primarily focussed on the preparation and delivery of teaching and associated administrative duties within the Academic Unit’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs. Level A Academic Staff work with guidance and direction from other academic staff and undertake duties with increasing autonomy as the staff member gains skills and experience. The successful candidate utilises contemporary professional/discipline-related knowledge in their teaching practice, and carries out activities to develop scholarly expertise.  

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). UniSA College is positioned within UniSA Education Futures. The 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 

  • Under direction, design and implement learning activities including lectures, tutorials, assessment and provide timely feedback to students
  • Adopt appropriate teaching approaches (including face-to-face, online and blended learning) to promote student learning
  • Contribute to the design and development of engaging course curricula and materials, and ensure that teaching is informed by relevant research and contemporary practices in the field
  • Undertake teaching as part of the teaching team, including co-ordinating moderation of assessment exercises
  • Act as a student advisor by providing academic counselling, mentoring and advice to students
  • Engage in scholarship of teaching and learning 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Post-graduate teaching qualification or relevant industry/discipline experience or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake teaching duties including the design and preparation of innovative teaching activities and resources 
  • High level written, oral and digital communication skills including demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with team members, external parties including community groups, design organisations and industry colleagues and students
  • Demonstrated competence in using the necessary digital techniques required for effective curriculum delivery
  • Understanding and experience in using a range of contemporary design and technology teaching methodologies
  • Experience in safe working practices with tools and technologies to design and create products with a range of materials


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% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • A variety of leave arrangements


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. 

Start Your Unstoppable Career!  

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 Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5818

Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 16 January 2024

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

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. 



CLICK HERE to view the Position Description

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.


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